Downpour steals podium chance from Nissan Motorsport

Downpour steals podium chance from Nissan Motorsport

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October 23, 2018

Andre Heimgartner and Aaren Russell have watched a potential podium place go down the Gold Coast drains after a huge thunderstorm washed out the second race of the Surfers Paradise Supercars weekend

The severity of the rain forced the race to be deemed a non-event with no points awarded.

The No. 7 Nissan of Heimgartner and Russell were placed third at the time of the event being called off.

With their co-drivers starting the race, neither Simona De Silvestro nor Michael Caruso completed any racing laps as the weather arrived before they had a chance to to take over their respective Nissan Altimas.

Rick Kelly was in a similar position having only driven around behind the Safety Car. Garry Jacobson was in second place when he pitted to hand over to Kelly.

“It is what it is – a bit of a non-event,” said Heimgartner.

“I started the race, passed a lot of cars, that was the only positive. It’s just really disappointing not to have a result when we finished the race third on the time sheets.”

The penultimate round of the Supercars Championship will be held in New Zealand at Pukekohe Park Raceway in two weeks time.