Spa experience ‘unforgettable’ for Bargwanna following fighting race 2 drive
SUPERCHEAP AUTO TCR Australia star Ben Bargwanna has labelled his debut experience at Spa Francorchamps as ‘unforgettable’, despite a challenging end to the second Kumho TCR World Tour event for the Peugeot driver.
Following a challenging and early retirement in the opening race, Bargwanna’s Burson Team Clariet Sport Peugeot 308 TCR was repaired overnight and ready for battle for Sunday’s second race.
There, Bargwanna was in the thick of the action dicing with more experienced local racers, despite his relative lack of track time across the weekend.
He ultimately finished a fighting 17th after a race filled with battles.
“I got off to a good start but ended up going into turn 1 and then at 3 wide and on the outside,” he explained.
“Down to Eau Rouge the whole field uses every bit of track and some more, full throttle!
” I lost a fair bit of track time with my DNF yesterday but the team did an amazing job to get the car all fixed up for the second race.
“It was a highly eventful race. I was in a battle pack of about 6 cars for the whole race, I ended up with rubber on every corner of the car, I was up to 15th down to 19th, there were cars off the road, dints in my door.
“It was a proper elbows out experience and I wrapped up my Spa experience with a 17th.
“It’s probably not the result we were after, but it was an unforgettable experience from start to finish!
Bargwanna will now return to Australia to prepare for the third round of Supercheap Auto TCR Australia at Hi-Tec Oils Race Winton in two weeks time.
It marks the return of TCR to the country Victorian venue for the first time since 2019, as they join a packed program that includes Trans Am, V8 Touring Cars, Touring Car Masters, S5000, Formula Ford and Sports Sedans.
Tickets are on sale now via motorsporttickets.com.au and the full weekend will be broadcast live, ad-break free and on-demand on Stan Sport.