Andre Heimgartner leads the list of driver changes for this weekend’s Blancpain GT Series Asia season finale at Zhejiang.
The 22-year-old Kiwi joins Devon Modell aboard Craft-Bamboo Racing’s #88 Porsche 991 GT3R after the clashing FIA WEC round ruled out regular co-driver Nick Foster.
Heimgartner makes his championship debut this weekend fresh from finishing ninth in the Bathurst 1000, as well as picking two wins in Australia’s Porsche Carrera Cup. He currently lies second in the latter series after spending two seasons competing in V8 Supercars.
“I am obviously very excited to race this weekend in Zhejiang, with such a well-known team and a great car,” said Heimgartner. “It has been a busy week for me racing in the Porsche Carrera Cup and Bathurst 1000 but I am very much looking forward to the new challenges ahead this weekend with Craft-Bamboo Racing.”
Craft-Bamboo also welcome back Peter Li alongside Darryl O’Young in its second Porsche, which must serve a 10-second pitstop success penalty during Saturday’s hour-long race as a handicap for winning last time out at Shanghai.
Elsewhere, Christopher Dreyspring is also set to make his first Blancpain GT Series Asia start after joining Shanghai pole-sitter Sandy Stuvik in VSR’s #66 Lamborghini Huracan. The 19-year-old German is usually found competing with the same team in Europe’s Lamborghini Super Trofeo category, the Pro/Am class of which Dreyspring currently leads.
The one other change to the previous provisional entry list concerns Jeremy Wang who returns alongside Taiwan Top Speed Racing’s GT4 championship hopeful Keo Chang.
Watch both races live this weekend on Blancpain GT Series Asia’s Facebook page and website, SRO’s GT World Youtube channel, and across China’s most popular streaming platforms.