Burson Auto Parts will again back Ben Bargwanna and Garry Rogers Motorsport (GRM) in the 2023 TCR Australia Championship. It will be Bargwanna’s third season as the driver of the Burson Auto Parts Racing Peugeot 308, with the team also to compete in the opening two rounds of the 2023 TCR World Tour.
The 21-year-old driver (pictured above) will race at the Portimao circuit in Portugal (April 28 to 30), and the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium (May 26 to 28).
“A lot of work has gone on behind the scenes to make this happen and I cannot thank Burson Auto Parts enough for the chance to represent this proud Australian automotive aftermarket company on the world stage, while also fighting for the TCR Australia title,” said Bargwanna.
“Our main goal is to win the Australian title, but I am sure my three other GRM Peugeot team-mates will start the year with the same objective. I look forward to building a strong campaign and delivering the result that the team deserves.
“Representing Australia at world championship level makes me feel one foot taller with pride and excitement for the season ahead,” he added.
Bapcor Trade Group marketing and communications manager, Fiona Gotas (pictured above), is looking forward to the new season ahead.
“We are proud to continue our partnership with young TCR star driver Ben Bargwanna and Garry Rogers Motorsport. We look forward to a safe and exciting 2023 season.
“We are also very pleased to welcome a group of our valued suppliers who represent some of the biggest brands in the automotive aftermarket who are also coming along for the exciting ride ahead,” said Gotas.
Burson Auto Parts Racing Team principal, Jason Bargwanna, can’t wait for the 2023 local and international seasons to get underway.
“We are so proud to partner with Burson Auto Parts and GRM to tackle the TCR Australia Series. Ben has come of age in the last couple of seasons, so we start the 2023 season with our eyes firmly set on championship victory. His track record includes pole positions, podiums and race wins, so now it’s about putting that all together to compete for the championship,” he said.
The opening round of the 2023 TCR Australia Series will be held at Launceston’s Symmons Plains Raceway from February 24 to 26.