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Brabham name makes welcome returning to racing

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The Brabham name is returning to race car construction after years away with Project Brabham launched to crowd fund the effort.

The programme aims to promote transparency in racing on a level that hasn’t been seen before, with members of the public at the core of getting the effort on track.

Spearheaded by David Brabham – son of Australian racing legend Jack – the project will see the Brabham team running an LMP2 car for three seasons before returning to the top ranks of the FIA World Endurance Championship with the construction of their own LMP1 car.

The eventual goal of Project Brabham? Returning to single seaters, the discipline that earned ‘Black’ Jack his hall of fame status that will hopefully see a return to Formula One and potentially the Formula E Series should all go well with fundraising efforts.

Speaking of which, the link to donate to the project can be found here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/project-brabham with everyone who donates guaranteed to receive updates as the project develops and insights into the team not normally seen by members of the public.

David, who has raced for Peugeot and Extreme Speed Motorsports as well as many others, said: “We have endured a long and testing journey to protect and bring the Brabham name back under the family’s control, then decide the next step in the journey of this iconic brand. I have long dreamt of seeing the Brabham team back out on the track, winning at the highest level and continuing the legacy my father laid down when he first started the team in the Sixties.

“Looking at the normal racing model was not exciting or sustainable enough for me to rebuild the team from scratch. For me to bring Brabham back we have to do things differently. After careful consideration and research we have created a new model of open source racing, which will bring fans closer to the action, inspire drivers and engineers around the world and offer the rare opportunity to be a part of this new but historical race team.”

At the time of publication, the project has reached 25% of its £250,000 initial funding target.

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