Australian supercar Brabham BT62

Australian supercar Brabham BT62 first victory @ Silverstone

Congratulations to Australian supercar Brabham BT62 team. Drivers Paul Bailey and co-driver Ross Wylie enjoyed an inaugural outright victory during Saturday’s pit-stop race with their Brabham BT62 sports car. It is the Round 14 of the GT Cup Championship at Silverstone. Paul secured third position in the qualifying rase. Then Bailey drove a stellar first stint, maintaining position in the field prior to a Porsche careening into the wall, forcing a safety car just as the pit window opened for the faster classes.

Australian supercar Brabham BT62

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Ross Wylie then took the helm and enjoyed a battle for position with the leading AMG GT3 driven by Sam Neary as they weaved through slower traffic, exchanging the lead several times in the process. Ross eventually prevailed, using clear air to post successive fastest laps – eventually lapping faster by a full 1.1 seconds – as he took the Brabham BT62 Competition spec car over the line for its first outright victory in the GT Cup Championship. This is the first time for the Australian supercar Brabham BT62.

The BT62 had previously enjoyed a number of successes in the GT Cup, with three class wins from four starts, including overall podium positions. Capping this success with an outright victory is a fitting reward for effort, for both car and drivers.

Earlier in the day, in the amateur-only Round 13 Sprint race, Paul Bailey earned himself a ‘Driver-of-the-day’ trophy after he brought the BT62 from 41st position to 4th – a remarkable drive.

Bailey had qualified 3rd and was positioned near the front of the pack as they made their way through the early corners. The tight pack proved an undoing, however, as Bailey’s BT62 was tapped in traffic and spun, miraculously surviving untouched in the middle of the circuit as the whole field passed by. Bailey quickly righted the car and showed dogged determination to fight his way back through the field – including a fastest lap for the GTO class – eventually finishing the race in 4th position in an heroic drive.

Picture Courtesy: Brabham Website

The Racing legacy continues

The Brabham name in racing is synonymous with success – a legacy that Brabham Automotive continues to build upon.

The success experienced by the Brabham BT62 Competition under Paul Bailey’s ownership in the UK is soon to be complemented by another BT62 campaigning under a privateer owner in New Zealand. Both cars will be extremely competitive in their fields and both will enjoy full factory support when required.

Adding yet again to the Brabham racing legacy is the recently announced Brabham BT63 GT2 Concept that will debut at Circuit Paul Ricard in October 2021, with the intent of competing in the European GT2 Series by SRO Motorsports, in 2022.

The Brabham BT63 GT2 Concept will be Brabham Automotive’s first race car built to series homologation regulations. Intended race specs include a naturally aspirated 5.2 litre V8 engine producing approximately 600bhp, an FIA compliant chromoly chassis adorned with a lightweight carbon fibre body, an aero package optimised for balanced cornering with minimal straight-line drag, and fully adjustable double-wishbone suspension for maximum control.

The Brabham BT63 GT2 Concept will open new opportunities for amateur racers to compete in a class currently supported by some of the most prestigious names in motorsport at Europe’s most renowned racing circuits. Congratulations to the Australian supercar Brabham BT62 team.

Full details and preliminary specifications for the Brabham BT63 GT2 Concept are available here:

Checkout the BT63 Concept @ Brabham’s website

Australian supercar Brabham BT62 Picture Courtesy: Brabham Website

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