Price and Weel tackles Baja, Aussies take on challenging Macau
Monday 20 November, 2023
Photo: Toby Price Motorsport
Three-time Tatts Finke Desert Race Car winner Toby Price was in action over the weekend, completing the gruelling BF Goodrich Tires SCORE Baja 1000.
Price tackled the popular off road event alongside fellow Australian and Polaris Motorsport Australia Off Road Championship competitor Paul Weel and Larry Roeseler, finishing seventh in class after a jack issue halted their progress in the early phase.
The trio had a fast start the event before they were held up for up to an hour due to the issue with the jack whilst trying to repair one of the many flat tyres they sustained throughout the run.
Despite the early setback, they were able to recover for a top 10 finish with Price taking the reins from the 790-mile mark onwards.
Ben Bargwanna made a comeback to the global arena by participating in the final round of the Kumho TCR World Tour season in Macau, just one week after his participation at Supercheap Auto Bathurst International.
Impressing at the demanding street circuit, the Victorian showcased his skills by advancing to the second stage of qualifying, ultimately securing 11th place for the opening race.
During the first of the two races, Bargwanna maintained his position for most of the race but slipped to 12th in the final stages.
Unfortunately, the second race came to an abrupt end after only a few corners when Bargwanna collided with the wall, leading to the retirement of the car.
Photo: Ben Bargwanna socials
Two other Australians were in Macau during on same weekend, with Tommy Smith and Christian Mansell participating in the FIA Formula 3 World Cup.
As anticipated, the race featured numerous safety car and red flag interventions. In the end, Smith achieved the better result of the two, crossing the finish line in 14th place.
Nevertheless, despite finishing two places behind Smith in 16th, Mansell showcased an impressive performance by navigating his way through the field, initially facing challenges due to mass incidents occurring in the early stages of the race.
Photo: Christian Mansell Racing