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David Brabham Set For Unique 2013

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David Brabham‘s latest signing with Extreme Speed Motorsports has put him on course for a unique programme in 2013, tackling major sportscar and V8 Supercar events around the Globe.

Brabham, a double American Le Mans Series Champion and Le Mans 24 Hour winner has his sights set on the 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours, Spa 24 Hours, Bathurst 1000, Sandown 500 and Gold Coast 600 races. He only needs to win at Sandown and the Gold Coast in order to complete the illustrious set.

Brabham will be reunited with former team-mate Scott Sharp for the first time since 2009 at Sebring in a Honda Performance Development ARX-03b later this month. The duo were one of the most successful Honda/HPD combination in ALMS history, scoring three outright pole positions, seven podiums and four wins, narrowly missing out on the 2008 title.

Brabham lays claim to 24 wins, 60 class podiums and 13 pole positions in 101 starts since 1999 and remains the only driver to have pole positions and wins across LMP1, LMP2, GT1 and GT2 series categories.

“It feels great to be heading back to the US to race with old friends, my former teammate Scott Sharp and Tequila Patrón, in the exciting new environment of Extreme Speed Motorsports”, said Brabham.

“Scott and I enjoyed a lot of success racing together, we were the most successful Honda/HPD combination in the American Le Mans Series. I’m really looking forward to racing with him again. ESM has achieved a great deal in its short history, as last year’s GT success proved. Although the move up to P2 is a challenging one, I have every confidence in the team to succeed.”

“With Sebring and Petit Le Mans already booked on my 2013 calendar, I’d love to do what I consider to be the blue ribbon sportscar and touring car races this season. I’m hoping to come up with a few deals that will enable me to do just that, but in the meantime I’m aiming to get my season off to a good start at Sebring.”

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