Andre Heimgartner is set to make his prototype racing debut this weekend when he takes part in the FRD LMP3 Series round at the Shanghai International Circuit.
The Porsche Carrera Cup ace and V8 Supercar driver will race alongside fellow Australian, Tim Macrow in the S&D Motorsports run car.
“This is a very exciting opportunity, and when the call-up came through, I jumped at it,” exclaimed Heimgartner.
“The S&D Motorsports team is very well-respected and I am really looking forward to seeing what I can do for them in Shanghai this weekend.
“I have been watching the FRD LMP3 Series with interest since it launched earlier this year, and have been very impressed by what I have seen.
“Tim Macrow is also obviously no slouch behind the wheel and has raced this car before in the Series, so I think we should make a good partnership this weekend.”
“The team that will be around us is very experienced and well-respected; they know what they are doing, and they have proven that on the track,” added Heimgartner.
“I have had some face time with the those who will be engineering this weekend in the past also, so it is good to know there will be some familiar faces around as I take on this exciting new challenge this weekend.”
Heimgartner joins the long, but ever growing list of Australians and New Zealanders racing in the FRD LMP3 Series, which has seen an exponential growth in its debut season.
The list includes – Andrew Waite, James Winslow, Garnet Patterson, Josh Burdon, Greg Taylor, and Simon Evans.
Heimgartner hits the track on Friday for practice one, while the first race begins on Saturday afternoon and is set for 50 minutes of racing.