Banbury, Oxfordshire, UK - Monday 7 September, 2015
David Brabham Double Driving Duties at Goodwood Revival
David Brabham will return for what will be only his second ever visit to the Goodwood Revival this weekend, 11-13 September, this time to undertake double driving duties around the historic 2.4 mile West Sussex circuit.
The triple Le Mans 24 Hours victor and double ALMS Champion will once again race in the St Mary’s Trophy, this year in the Isuzu Bellett - a faithful recreation of the car that Bruce McLaren raced at Goodwood in 1964.
David will also join the RAC TT Celebration race for the first time, driving with Barrie Baxter aboard the stunning Maserati Tip 151 on Sunday.
Goodwood Motor Circuit holds a special significance for the Brabham family. It was the first track on which Sir Jack and all three Brabham brothers, David, Geoff and Gary, tested upon arriving to race in the UK. More poignantly, it is also where the legendary triple Formula 1 World Champion was laid to rest following his sad passing last year.
David commented: “Last year was my first Goodwood Revival and I thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. I’m really looking forward to returning to the iconic circuit and driving in the St. Mary’s Trophy Race again, this time to race a recreation of Bruce McLaren’s 1964 car. This was an era when my father had many closely fought touring car battles in the Ford Galaxie and Ford Mustang. Of course Bruce and my father were great mates and they are both laid to rest at Goodwood Circuit, so it will be pretty special to drive the Isuzu Bellett.
“I’m sure the Maserati Tip is going to be loads of fun too, driving alongside Barrie Baxter; it’s going to be a great, full weekend of racing. Now I’ve just got to figure out what to wear!
“It will also be a good opportunity to meet up with any Project Brabham members who are attending, to give an update of where we are and what the future holds.”
David will join the celebrity line-up of touring car legends, ex-Formula 1 and Le Mans racers all driving cars from the 1960s – the genesis of touring car racing, at 14.25 on Saturday. The 60-minute Royal Automobile Club TT Celebration race will take place at 14.30 on Sunday.
For more information visit www.goodwood.com