Jason Bargwanna confirmed for GRM-prepared Peugeot 308TCR

Jason Bargwanna has been confirmed for the 2020 TCR Australia grid behind the wheel of a Garry Rogers Motorsport Customer Racing-prepared Peugeot 308TCR.

“It is really exciting to confirm that I’m making a return to the driver’s seat, and even more exciting that it is going to happen in an emerging class like TCR,” said Jason Bargwanna.

“I’ve been involved in motor racing for a long time, and TCR has lit a fire inside me. There is so much energy and hype and genuine excitement around the category. It’s a category that makes sense and I can’t wait to get back into race mode.”

The deal will span over two years and the 2000 Bathurst 1000 winner will team up with his 18-year-old son Ben Bargwanna in the Bathurst International endurance race, at a yet to be confirmed date late 2020.

“To race in a TCR endurance race alongside my dad at Mount Panorama is unthinkable. It’s a dream come true,” said Ben Bargwanna.

“He has been to all of my karting, Hyundai Excel and Formula Ford races, and we have a lot of fun and success together, so it’s very exciting that we’ll be able to share the same car.”

Jason Bargwanna last raced a full Supercars Championship season in 2011 and has since then raced in various touring car championship, winning the 2015 New Zealand V8 Touring Car Championship.

“This TCR program is a two-year commitment for us. I have no doubt that Ben will be out buying me fishing gear for Christmas next year, and won’t be afraid to try and pry me out of the seat after he finishes his Formula Ford campaign,” said Jason Bargwanna.

The 47-year-old will drive the Peugeot that was entered for the 2019 season finale at The Bend by Peugeot factory team DG Sport.