Whilst most teams are focusing on this year’s running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Brabham Racing are instead looking ahead to the 2016 running of the event, where the British team are hoping to be part of the 56 car entry list.
Three-time winner at the French endurance race, David Brabham, will make his visit to Le Mans this year as Team Principal, to continue discussions with investors and partners, hoping to further his project.
The Project Brabham idea is to make motorsport much more accessible to fans, and will be the first ever community driven, open source and subscription funded motorsport team.
The goal is to enter the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans and FIA World Endurance Championship as a LMP2 team and continue this effort for three years, before stepping up to LMP1, the top-spec sportscar class.
“We are now in the process of talking to potential investors and partners to make bringing Brabham Racing back a reality, and compete in the 2016 WEC and the prestigious Le Mans 24 Hours,” said David. “I have many meetings planned this week and it will be great to see the thousands of fans that come to the mecca of sportscars. For me having raced and won one of the biggest races in the world was an amazing experience, but to go there as a team owner and win will be incredible.
“For the Brabham name to return as a racing team in today’s world we had to pioneer a new and inspiring way. With today’s Internet connectivity and people’s desire to be closer to the action, Brabham Racing will offer a unique motorsport experience that inspires, engages and educates a global community of fans, drivers and engineers. Brabham is renowned for inspiring wins through pioneering thinking and this new model will challenge the current thinking and create a solid, sustainable financial model for the team. Brabham has changed history before; it is about to do it again.”
Last year, Project Brabham raised over £278,000, almost £30,000 more than their initial target, in just six-weeks, through crowdfunding from over 3,000 funders.