Heimgartner takes Carrera Cup at Bathurst

Heimgartner takes the victory at Mount Panorama

Andre Heimgartner has won the final race of the Carrera Cup and in the process the round at Mount Panorama.

After winning the second race, Heimgartner got a great start to head David Wall through Hell Corner.

Down the field Simon Ellingham squeezed up the inside of Marc Cini and pushed him wide into Stephen Grove. Both Cini and Grove retired from the race with damage.

Heimgartner quickly checked-out up front, but Wall was on the defensive from a determined Alex Davison.

Nick McBride got through on Cameron McConville for fourth as a string of cars all tried to move ahead.

The big mover was Jaxon Evans, who after failing to finish race #2, moved from 16th up towards the front.

On the fourth of nine laps Davison made his move on Wall at the Chase. Jordan Love tried the dame manoeuvre on Dan Gaunt but locked his brakes spun across the grass.

At the finish it was Heimgartner ahead of Davison and Wall; all three drivers set to drive in the Supercheap Bathurst 1000. McBride coming home in fourth from McConville and Evans.

Heimgartner also broke the 2015 lap record of Matt Campbell by nearly three-tenths; Evans and Davison also went under the old mark.

Tim Miles took all three races in the Tag Heuer Carrera Challenge for the semi-professionals with Marc Cini taking second and Graham Williams in third.

The Carrera Cup season concludes on the streets of the Gold Coast with Wall taking the points lead into the final round.

VIDEO: Heimgartner and Miles speak after the final race


RESULTS: Carrera Cup – Race 3 : Bathurst

Pos No. Driver Team Category
1 777 Andre Heimgartner Bob Jane T-Marts / Money Now P
2 888 Alex Davison President Limo Australia P
3 38 David Wall PAYCE/Wilson Security P
4 77 Nick McBride Sonic / Bob Jane T-Marts P
5 5 Cameron McConville Repair Management Australia P
6 7 Jaxon Evans Hungry Jacks P
7 8 Dan Gaunt Porsche Centre Melbourne P
8 136 James Abela Horsley Park Gun Shop P
9 88 Dylan O’Keeffe APB Group/President Limo Australia P
10 79 Jordan Love Sonic Motor Racing / Quintis P
11 26 Michael Almond Copyworld P
12 70 Tim Miles Miles Advisory Partners C
13 33 Simon Ellingham Peak Marketing P
14 18 Max Twigg C
15 13 Sam Shahin HTFU C
16 131 Graham Williams WRA C
DNF 9 Marc Cini Hallmarc C
DNF 4 Stephen Grove Grove Group C


Pos Driver Points
1 David Wall 1025
2 Andre Heimgartner 962
3 Alex Davison 933
4 Nick McBride 820
5 Dylan O’Keeffe 739
6 Cameron McConville 708
7 Jaxon Evans 705.5
8 James Abela 507.5
9 Stephen Grove 370
10 Michael Almond 361
11 Simon Ellingham 305
12 Marc Cini 265.5
13 Sam Shahin 218.5
14 Tim Miles 207
15 Lars Kern 191.5
16 Graham Williams 187.5
17 Jordan Love 123
18 Dean Cook 122
19 Dean Grant 120
20 Brenton Grove 91
21 Rob Woods 78
22 Dan Gaunt 75
23 Shane Smollen 49
24 Matt Palmer 40
25 Max Twigg 12


2017 TAG Heuer Carrera Challenge Standings

Position Driver Points
1 Stephen Grove 1001
2 Marc Cini 764.5
3 Tim Miles 634
4 Graham Williams 548.5
5 Sam Shahin 543
6 Dean Cook 412
7 Dean Grant 153
8 Matt Palmer 144
9 Shane Smollen 136
10 Rob Woods 129
11 Max Twigg 54


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