Brab­ham in GTE Pro aim

LE MANS 24 HOURS

Autosport (UK) - - PIT + PADDOCK - GARY WATKINS

The re­launched Brab­ham mar­que, which stunned the world with the launch of its mil­lion-pound BT62 track­day car last year, al­ways main­tained that it would take the fa­mous name back to rac­ing. Now it has re­vealed that it is plan­ning to be on the grid at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2022.

David Brab­ham, son of mar­que founder Sir Jack, has an­nounced that Brab­ham Au­to­mo­tive is shoot­ing for a World En­durance Cham­pi­onship en­try in time for the start of the 2021-22 sea­son. The plan is to join the GTE Pro ranks with a new road-go­ing model that will have its roots firmly in the BT62 (left, at Ade­laide).

“It is im­por­tant that we re­turn to rac­ing, be­cause it is in our DNA,” said Brab­ham, who is MD of the new com­pany. “There has been a lot of spec­u­la­tion about how we might do it, so we want to con­firm the di­rec­tion in which we are go­ing. And that’s GTE in time for the 2021-22 sea­son.

“The car won’t be the BT62, but it will be a de­vel­op­ment of what we have now.”

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