Ben Bargwanna and Burson Auto Parts will return to the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series in 2022. The rising star will again link up with Garry Rogers Motorsport, competing in one of the team’s race winning Peugeot 308 TCRs.
“Burson Auto Parts is very excited to continue our successful involvement in the TCR Australia Series in 2022 with one of the series’ most exciting young drivers,” said General Manager – Marketing at Burson Auto Parts, Anthony Hughes.
“Given Ben’s pace in 2021 and ability to compete in the Burson Auto Parts Peugeot at the front of the field, we are confident that he will have a great year ahead.”
It follows a successful campaign last year where Bargwanna finished tenth and won the Michelin Cup as top placed rookie at the season’s conclusion.
Bargwanna scored his best result at the Bathurst finale, achieving his maiden TCR Australia pole position and podium in the opening race, finishing a narrow second to GRM teammate Aaron Cameron.
“I learnt a lot last year and as the season went on, the results started to build,” Bargwanna said.
“We set and achieved some clear goals for 2021, finishing races, podium results, rookie of the year and then to get my first pole position at Bathurst was a real bonus. I love racing these TCR cars and challenging the best young drivers in the country, and some older experienced drivers as well.
“It was a real eye opener stepping up to this level of competition, but I have the confidence, a great team and partners, and we know we can hold our own in this field.
“For 2022 we want to challenge for regular top fives, take podiums and win races.”
Burson Auto Parts Racing will launch the car 71 livery early next week prior to the opening round of the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series that will be held at Symmons Plains Raceway for the second running of the AWC Race Tasmania on February 11-13.