Burson Auto Parts doubles up in the 2021 TCR Australia Championship.
Australia’s preferred trade supplier of parts, accessories, tools and equipment, Burson Auto Parts, is fielding two Burson Auto Parts Racing TCR Australia cars in 2021.
With two races in Tasmania at the end of January, the 2021 TCR Australia Championship will traverse the Eastern Seaboard across six championship rounds and one invitational event.
Highly experienced former Supercar race winner and Bathurst 1000 champion Jason Bargwanna will compete in the Burson Auto Parts Racing Peugeot 308 TCR, while his son Ben will make his TCR Australia Championship debut in a uniquely liveried second Burson Auto Parts Racing Peugeot 308 TCR, with both cars prepared and raced by legendary Australian racing team, Garry Rogers Motorsport.
This doubles-up Burson Auto Parts’ motorsport based marketing efforts together with supplier sponsors Dayco, Wesfil, Fuchs, Hella, Hella Pagid, Sachs, Bosch and Premier Auto Trade.
Both Burson Auto Parts Racing Peugeot 308 TCR drivers have taken part in detailed pre-season testing and are well prepared and very eager to finally get the racing underway after last season’s pandemic induced disruption.
“We have worked closely with Burson Auto Parts and together we have aligned our goals and I am very excited to expand to a two car program for the 2021 season. “Ben now makes the step to TCR and
I am so proud of him. From his first Kart race meeting at Gippsland Kart Club, as a 10 year old, when he spent every lap of his first race waving to mum and I as he drove past, to the day the penny dropped and he realised what winning was all about, to watching him drive out of pit lane in the Burson Auto Parts Peugeot at the preseason test, really formed a lump in the throat moment. He has grown into a great young man – he clearly got that from his mother!” Jason Bargwanna stated.
“It is surreal to think that together we will head out and tackle the top quality TCR Australia field this season. I guess the saying about the first person you want to beat is your teammate now takes on a whole new and deeply personal meaning! He is the one driver I would be proud to finish in second place to,” Jason added.
As you would expect, Ben Bargwanna is counting the hours and minutes before his debut TCR season in the second Burson Auto Parts Racing Peugeot 308.
“It is just awesome to be a part of the Burson Auto Parts Racing Team. I am so hungry for this that it hurts and driving the car for the first time in testing was an amazing experience.
“I make no assumptions of the size of the challenge I am facing with this, but with the support of Garry Rogers Motorsport and Burson Auto Parts, I will work harder than any driver in the field to make the most out of this fantastic opportunity.
“I AM FOCUSED ON DOING WHATEVER IT TAKES TO WIN, INCLUDING BEATING THE OLD MAN!”
“The first goal is to make the top ten, then to make the top five and race for the podium. I am focused on doing whatever it takes to win, including beating the old man!” Ben Bargwanna added.
Burson Auto Parts General Manager, Marketing, Anthony Hughes is excited about doubling up on the track in this new and exciting 2021 TCR Australia Championship.
“We are also looking forward to the father and son battles that will progress across the six events that will form the new look 2021 championship,” Anthony Hughes stated.
“Along with the impossible to miss Burson Auto Parts livery on Jason’s car, logos of more company owned brands will appear on Ben’s car throughout the season, reminding our valued customers and new customers of these quality Australian automotive aftermarket brands,” Mr Hughes added.
TCR Australia includes all front-wheel drive C-Segment hatchbacks or sedans, powered by production based turbocharged petrol or diesel engines with a capacity of up to two litres. Vehicles represented in the series include such makes as Alfa-Romeo, Audi, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Peugeot, Renault, Subaru and Volkswagen.
To find out more about TCR, visit www.tcraustralia.com. All races are broadcast on the Seven Network.
Australia’s Burson Auto Parts is part of the country’s largest automotive aftermarket specialised company, Bapcor Limited. There are more than 190 Burson Auto Parts stores nationwide with the company’s growth continuing at a solid pace. To find out more about Burson Auto Parts, visit www.burson.com.au