Bargwanna’s partner with Hangcha Forklifts in multi-category indenture

The Bargwanna family has confirmed a new partnership agreement with Hangcha Forklifts, which will see the team boast a striking new livery in the second half of both the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series and the S5000 Australian Drivers’ Championship.

As one of the leading forklift manufacturers worldwide, Hangcha Forklifts will support Ben Bargwanna’s S5000 entry in the final three rounds of the 2023 season, which kicks off with round four at Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend.

But while Bargwanna will rock the blue and red in the open-wheel category, he will continue to drive his Burson Auto Parts Peugeot 308 for the remainder of the 2023 TCR season.

I’m addition to Bargwanna’s TCR entry, Garry Rogers Motorsport will also run a new Peugeot entry, with the support of the new partner for the Sandown round in September.

The driver for the new Hangcha Forklifts Peugeot entry is yet to be confirmed.

Jason Bargwanna, owner of Bargwanna Motorsport was thrilled to welcome Hangcha Forklifts to the family team and is looking forward to the debut of the new partnership this weekend at SMSP.

“This is an exciting new partnership to the Australian motorsport scene and we are proud to introduce the team at Hangcha Forklifts to the sport,” Jason said.

“There is great potential for both Hangcha, Ben and Bargwanna Motorsport in this new partnership. Their international reach and our local strengths give us all of the bases covered.

“The team at Hangcha are excited to see the car on track, and while they are not new to motorsport, it will be there first time for them on the inside of pit lane, and we are pleased that their first taste of Australian motorsport will be at a huge Supercars event at Sydney Motorsport Park.”

Ben echoed his father Jason’s comments in welcoming Hangcha Forklifts to the team.

“We are really proud to confirm our new partnership with Hangcha Forklifts,” Ben said.

“The team at Hangcha are very enthusiastic about going racing. Their business is material handling equipment, and like us, they love machines. We feel that there is a really cool synergy and we are looking forward to delivering great results, on and off the track.

“We think that the Hangcha S5000 and the Peugeot TCR look amazing. We can’t wait to get out on the Sydney Motorsport Park track this weekend and move our way towards the front of the field.”

All of the S5000 racing action can be seen on Foxtel and Kayo for Australian viewers, Sky Sports in New Zealand and via the Supercars Superpass around the world.

The Sandown round of the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series can be seen live, on-demand and ad-free on Stan Sport.

Bargwanna Motorsport and Hangcha Forklifts will debut their new partnership in the S5000 Australian Drivers’ Championship at Sydney Motorsport Park on 28-30 July.