Bathurst 1000 winner’s son goes global


Ben Bargwanna is ready to make his worldwide racing debut later this 12 months within the TCR World Tour.

Son of Bathurst 1000 winner Jason Bargwanna, the younger gun has confirmed his return to the TCR Australia Series with Garry Rogers Motorsport.

He’ll contest the sequence in its entirety in addition to two TCR World Tour occasions in Portugal and Belgium.

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That may see him race at Algarve first on April 28-30 in addition to the Spa-Francorchamps on Might 26-28.

Algarve hosted the Portuguese Grand Prix in 2020 and 2021 whereas Spa-Francorchamps has lengthy been a staple of the System 1 calendar for many years.

Bargwanna will race a Peugeot 308 within the TCR Australia Collection and the TCR World Tour, the latter seeing him be part of Workforce Clairet Sport.

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In complete, it’s going to imply Bargwanna contests 4 TCR World Tour occasions with Mount Panorama and one other yet-to-be-confirmed circuit in Australia to host a leg of the tour.

“When the World Tour format grow to be public, and there was a touch of a chance to compete, it was one thing I needed to be part of,” mentioned Bargwanna.

“For it now to grow to be a actuality has made me really feel a foot taller with pleasure and pleasure. 

“The thought that I’ll signify Australia at a world championship stage and to have the ability to have crack at Algarve and Spa is mind-blowing. I can not wait to assault Eau Rouge, let me at it!

“It is truthful to say my simulator will get a exercise this 12 months in preparation for the 2 begins in Europe.

“Our primary purpose is to win the Australian title, however I’m positive my three different GRM Peugeot teammates will begin the 12 months with the identical goal. 

“I stay up for making the Peugeots one, two, three and 4 within the championship, and constructing a robust marketing campaign and delivering the end result the workforce deserves.”

In confirming his 2023 racing plans, Bargwanna additionally revealed his livery.

A behind-the-scenes documentary following his journey can even be produced this 12 months and aired completely on Stan Sport.

The opening spherical of this 12 months’s TCR Australia Collection takes place at Symmons Plains Raceway on February 24-26.

Stan Sport will carry dwell, ad-free, and uninterrupted protection on Saturday and Sunday.

The 9 Community will carry three hours of free-to-air protection on Saturday from 2pm to 5pm.

2023 TCR Australia Collection calendar:

Spherical 1: Race Tasmania, Symmons Plains – February 24-26

Spherical 2: Phillip Island – Might 12-14

Spherical 3: Winton Raceway – June 11th of September

Spherical 4: Sydney Motorsport Park – June 23-25

Spherical 5: Queensland Raceway – August 11-13

Spherical 6: Sandown Worldwide Raceway – September 8-10

Spherical 7: Bathurst Worldwide (TCR World Tour) – November 10-12

2023 TCR World Tour calendar (provisional):

Spherical 1: Algarve Worldwide Circuit, Portugal – April 28-30

Spherical 2: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium – Might 26-28

Spherical 3: Vallelunga Circuit, Spain – June 11th of September

Spherical 4: Hungaroring, Hungary – June 16-18

Spherical 5: Autódromo Víctor Borrat Fabini, Uruguay – August 18-20

Spherical 6: Autódromo Rosendo Hernández, Argentina – August 25-27

Spherical 7: TBC – TBC

Spherical 8: Mount Panorama, Australia – November 10-12

Spherical 9: Guia Circuit, Macau – November 17-19

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