This is a development we’ve known about since the beginning of the year, but until know we had no idea who will be driving the car in the coming competition. This week, the names of the two drivers were announced by the company.
The first is David Brabham, one of the company’s top execs and the son of legendary Australian driver Jack Brabham. His racing experience spans through more competitions and tracks around the world, including Formula 1, Le Mans, Daytona, Sebring, and Spa.
His teammate is Will Powell, a driver bred in-house through the company’s Driver Development Program.
The two will get behind the wheel of the BT62 for the first time in an official competition on November 9, during the Into The Night race at the Brands Hatch. The two-hour event is a calibration run of sorts for both drivers and their machines.
“I always wondered what my father must have felt when he first raced a Brabham on track and I am now about to go through that same emotion,” said in a statement David Brabham.
“Driving a Brabham BT62 on Brabham straight at Brands Hatch will be a very special moment for me. It will also be an incredible milestone for Brabham Automotive as it brings this iconic marque back to racing.”
Based on the track-only BT62, the race car is currently in the final development stages. As standard, it comes equipped with a 5.4-liter V8 engine that develops 700 bhp and 667 Nm (492 pound-feet) of torque.