Brabham BT62 Race Plans Announced
Brabham Automotive has revealed that Paul Bailey will race his newly purchased Brabham BT62 throughout the Britcar Dunlop Endurance Championship season.
Bailey will share the driving duties in the seven-round program with Brabham Automotive development driver Ross Wylie, with the duo becoming the first customer-entered Brabham BT62 to compete anywhere in the world.
“As we move forward we’ll have both, let’s say, an OEM focus in terms of car production but also a motorsport focus in terms of customer racing programs, driver development programs and works cars as well,” Brabham Automotive commercial director Dan Marks told Sportscar365.
“So we’ll be putting the BT62 into certain races as a works team as well as selling the car to customers for them to race in different series.”
A race-going version of the Brabham BT62 completed demonstration runs at The Bend Motorsport Park as part of the Asian Le Mans Series round, where guests including Sportscar365’s Slade Perrins received passenger laps.
Although rides were completed on the The Bend’s shorter 3.41 km West Circuit, the car still reached a maximum speed down the main straight of 167 mph (270 km/h), with Nick Foster, Michael Almond and Josh Kean all taking turns behind the wheel.
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Slade Perrins, Daniel Lloyd and John Dagys contributed to this report