Brabham in GTE Pro aim
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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.”