July 25, 2023 | General

Hangcha Forklifts and Bargwannas join forces in new motorsport partnership

Jason and Ben Bargwanna are pleased to confirm a new partnership with Hangcha Forklifts in a multi-race category partnership program.Regarded as one of the leading manufacturers of forklifts in the world, Hangcha Forklift will open its support with Ben Bargwanna, supporting his entry in the final 3 rounds of the S5000 Australian Drivers’ Championship commencing at at Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend, then on to Tailem Bend and the final at the Adelaide 500 in what will be his fourth round in the V8-powered open wheel championshipThe striking blue and red colours with the Hangcha Forklift logos will flank Bargwanna’s #71 S5000, unveiled at the CEMAT trade show at Sydney Olympic Park today.From his limited round starts, his best result was an impressive third place at the Surfers Paradise street circuit in 2022.Adding to Hangcha Forklifts support of the Bargwannas will be a new entry in the TCR Australia Series.Ben Bargwanna will continue to drive his Burson Auto Parts Peugeot 308 under the Garry Rogers Motorsport banner, while a new Peugeot entry will be added to the GRM stable from the fifth round at Sandown in September and throughout the two TCR World Tour events at SMSP and the Bathurst international.The driver of the new Hangcha Forklift Peugeot TCR entry will be confirmed in due course.Hangcha Forklifts was founded in 1956 in China and is ranked inside the top 10 material handling equipment manufacturers in the world.Hangcha’s sales network consists of more than 70 dealers across 140 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania and Latin America.The brands’ portfolio of forklifts include a complete range of material handling equipment, including combustion forklifts, electric forklift trucks and a full range of warehouse equipment from electric pallet trucks to reach trucks.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 TCR Australia Series at Sandown in September can be seen on Stan Sport in Australia.Ben Bargwanna#17 Hangcha Forklifts S5000“We are really proud to confirm our new partnership with Hangcha Forklifts,” said Ben Bargwanna.“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.”
Jason BargwannaOwner, Bargwanna Motorsport“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,” said Bargwanna.“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.”Daniel AndersonHangcha Forklifts“Hangcha Forklifts is proud to partner with the Bargwanna team in their varied motorsport competitions,” said Daniel“The surname Bargwanna needs no introduction on the Australian racing scene. Jason has conquered the biggest races, and now his son Ben is rising through the ranks.“Like Hangcha, the Bargwannas are fast moving and passionate about their business, and for us, that makes them the perfect partners. We have some amazing and innovative products in our range and when quality is at the forefront of your minds, we can’t think of a better environment than the intensity and competitive nature of the racing to stand behind our brand and our products and grow the brand in Australasia and beyond.”