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Clairet brothers confirmed for Sydney and Bathurst while Bargwanna joins Macau

Teddy and Jimmy Clairet will join the combined TCR World Tour and TCR Australia grid at Sydney Motorsport Park and Bathurst later this year while Ben Bargwanna is confirmed for the Macau finale.

The brothers will share a Peugeot 308TCR of Garry Rogers Motorsport, while it’s yet to be announced which of the rounds Teddy and Jimmy will take part in.

“For sure, we are really happy to be able to come back in Australia and join again the fantastic atmosphere over there!” said Teddy Clairet.

“We met the Bargwanna’s last year, and we had a good relation from the scratch.

“Then we had really good times in Portimao and Spa together, we are sharing same philosophy of racing, so when the opportunity of coming for the two Australian TCR World Tour rounds appeared, it was impossible to not take it.

“With Jimmy, we don’t know yet who will compete at SMP and in Bathurst but the global experience will be awesome for us and we are looking for it!”

TCR Australia regular Bargwanna, who took part in three of the European TCR World Tour rounds earlier this year, will head to the legendary Macau finale at the end of November this year.

“We’ve forged a great relationship with the Clariet brothers over the journey and they’ve become great friends,” Bargwanna said.

“It’s great to have both of them coming down for the two World Tour rounds – I think at the moment they’re playing rock, paper, scissors to see who gets to race at Sydney and who gets Bathurst.

“And then I get to go and do Macau, which is pretty incredible.

“It’s one of the most famous races so to have the chance to go and compete there is something we had to grab when Hangcha, who are a Chinese company, came on board. I’ll jump from the Burson car to the Hangcha car and go and have a crack.

“It’s one of those iconic races that is on the bucket list of loads of drivers so it’s very cool to know I’m going to go there and race in the final round of the 2023 TCR World Tour.”