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Tom Sargent in a Porsche Cup Car @Adelaide 2022
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Tom Sargent

Tom commenced his motor racing career in 2009 at Grenfell Kart Club in regional NSW at the age of 7 before moving to State and National Level. Tom even competed Internationally at the British Kart Grand Prix.

In 2018 he moved from Karting into Formula Ford where he went on to win the NSW and Victorian Championships and the 2021 Australian Formula Ford Championship. Tom won his Class in a Toyota 86 at the 2021 Bathurst 6 Hour, then went on to outright victory in 2022 driving a self-built BMW M2 at the famed Bathurst circuit.

Tom won the 2022 Porsche Michelin Sprint Series on debut, as well as taking out the Jim Richards Endurance Trophy which lead to the announcement that Tom would be the first driver to sign with MR’s North American Carrera Cup team.

Background

What are your top 3 career highlights so far?

  • 2021 Australian Formula Ford Championship.
  • 2022 Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour Outright winner.
  • 2022 Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge Championship

Have you raced in any other events or categories?

  • I started in Go-Karts in 2009 where I raced competitively at State, National and International level until 2017. 2018 was when I made my race car debut in Formula Ford through to 2021.
  • In 2022 I commenced the Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge championship. In 2019, 2021 and 2022 I also competed in the Bathurst 6 Hour.

What are your favourite motorsport moments?

  • 2022 Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour Outright win

What is your all-time favourite race car?

  • Porsche 911 991.2

What is your favourite race circuit?

  • Mount Panorama

Tom Sargent
BMW M2 Comp @Bathurst 2022

Tom Sargent
BMW M2 Comp @Bathurst 2022

Tom Sargent
Formula Ford @Phillip Island 2021

Tom Sargent
Formula Ford @Winton 2021

Tom Sargent
Porsche Cup Car @Adelaide 2022

Tom Sargent
Porsche Cup Car @The Bend 2022