Project Brabham could still be on the grid in next year’s FIA World Endurance Championship, should funding for its proposed multi-year LMP2 program materialize in the next few months, according to team boss David Brabham.
The initiative, which launched as a crowdfunding campaign one year ago, raised more than $400,000 in six weeks, with the funds having gone into the startup of the ambitious project of returning the Brabham name to top-level motorsports.
“We still have entering LMP2 in the FIA World Endurance Championship for 2016 in our sights,” David Brabham said.
“Of course the next three months will be vitally important in making Brabham Racing’s comeback a reality, but we are now at the stage where we have a deep understanding of the business we are asking partners to invest in and we are talking to the right people in this space right now.
“Hopefully, it will only be a short matter of time before Brabham Racing is back on the race track.”
The first stage of the Brabham-Digital site is now live, complete with login and interim forum for the 3,000-plus members from 64 countries that donated to the initial crowdfunding campaign.
Brabham, meanwhile, has continued meeting with prospective partners to take the project to the next level.
“When we launched we had what we thought was an understanding of what we wanted to achieve,” he said. “The reality is we didn’t.
“With an open and transparent approach we find ourselves with so many opportunities within this model that it has taken time to look at what these are in detail and how best to work with them in the future.
“We have learnt an incredible amount and we are still learning because nobody has done this before, but I do like a good challenge and tackling something for the first time is nothing new for Brabham.”