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Brabham, Pagenaud, Lazzaro Join ESM For NAEC Rounds

David Brabham, Simon Pagenaud, Anthony Lazzaro sign with ESM…

Photo: John Dagys

Photo: John Dagys

Extreme Speed Motorsports announced Thursday the signing of David Brabham, Simon Pagenaud and Anthony Lazzaro as drivers for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship North American Endurance Championship races.

Brabham will co-drive the No. 1 Tequila Patron-sponsored HPD ARX-03b with Scott Sharp and Ryan Dalziel for the Rolex 24 at Daytona, Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans, with Pagenaud and Lazzaro set to share the wheel of the team’s No. 2 entry with full-season drivers Johannes van Overbeek and Ed Brown.

Additionally, Lazzaro will be part of the No. 2 car’s lineup for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen.

“To be able to add David, Simon and Anthony to our repertoire for 2014 is tremendous,” said team owner Sharp. “All three are super-fast drivers, smart, and they all are very proficient in the HPD P2 car.

“I could not be more excited. Where we stand with our four core drivers and then to add this talent to the lineup for the endurance races should show that Patrón ESM is serious about dominating in 2014.”

All three drivers boast previous experience with HPD machinery, including Brabham and Lazzaro, who made starts with the Florida-based team in 2013.

While Pagenaud will be making his ESM debut, the Frenchman won the 2010 ALMS Prototype championship in a Patron-sponsored HPD run by Highcroft Racing, with Brabham coincidentally as his co-driver.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John



  1. Ryan Walker

    November 14, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Even if it is in LMP2 it is great to hear Brabham and Pagenaud racing for the endurance rounds can only mean good things for ESM.

  2. JT

    November 14, 2013 at 11:23 am

    This team is going to be hard to beat.

    • Bakkster

      November 14, 2013 at 11:24 am

      Yes, it’s a pretty stacked lineup in both cars.

  3. tobin

    November 14, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    I just can’t see any way in the world that they can give the DP’s (still funny) any type of boost to help make them faster. So that being said- I’m sure they’re going to handicap the LMP2 so much that its ridiculous. Go Brabs!

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