Brabham Automotive announced on Wednesday evening that they will return to the 24 Hours of LeMans with their BT62, the record breaking car that was launched last year. Brabham Automotive have teamed up with a partner for the 2020/21 FIA World Endurance Championship season and the 24 Hours of LeMans in the GTE class.
Brabham Automotive Managing Director and 2009 LeMans 24 Hours winner David Brabham commented on the news by saying:
Returning the Brabham name to Le Mans is something I have been working on for years, so it’s fantastic to make this announcement today. Brabham Automotive only launched its first car, the BT62, in May 2018 so we have a long road to travel to earn the right to return to compete at Le Mans. That work starts now with a long-term racing commitment. We look forward to developing the BT62 and future products while building a world-class competitive race team around the leading engineering and manufacturing talent we have in the business.
President of ACO, the promoters of the 24 Hours of LeMans, Pierre Fillon commented by saying:
At Le Mans, the legendary Brabham name instantly conjures up memories of an outstanding family success story. It all began in July 1967 at the only French Grand Prix to be held at the Bugatti Circuit, when three-time Formula One world champion Sir Jack Brabham took the honours in a car sporting the Brabham name. Sir Jack’s sons, Geoff and David, perpetuated the family tradition by winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1993 and 2009 respectively, both with Peugeot. For the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, the return of the Brabham name to endurance racing is therefore much more than symbolic. It demonstrates remarkable loyalty and an extraordinary competitive spirit.
Brabham Automotive will showcase their car at the Autosport International Show this weekend at Birmingham’s NEC Arena.