Banbury, Oxfordshire, UK - Thursday 5 February, 2015
David Brabham’s Bathurst 12 Hours Officially Under Way
David Brabham has kicked off his official 2015 Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hours duties in his homeland Australia by attending the event media launch staged at the highest point on the Mount Panorama circuit. David’s Flying B Racing Bentley Continental GT3, featuring Project Brabham branding on the side of the car, was on show, representing the latest new addition to the event that is growing in significance and popularity.
David, who returns home for the first time since launching his sustainable open source racing model to return the iconic Brabham Racing team to the track, Project Brabham, is one of five ex F1 drivers on the grid, and the most recent of a trio of drivers that have won the Le Mans 24 Hours.
“It’s great to be back here racing in Australia, and particularly at Bathurst, a circuit I’ve always loved,” said David.
“I’ve forgotten how many races I’ve run here but of course remember winning the Bathurst 1000 here with my brother Geoff back in 1997 most of all. It’s great too to be here racing a Bentley, more happy memories of the Le Mans programme that saw me finish second overall in a 1,2 finish.
“The current Bentley GT car looks very good. A lot depends on balance of performance but the package looks encouraging. We have a good team behind us and a good line-up. The key around here is to keep it clean and stick to the plan. If we all do that then there’s real potential for a pretty good finish.
“The circuit is probably most famous just now for the V8 Supercars, and I have enjoyed my experiences here with those cars, but these GT3 spec cars are even faster. The 12 hours race starting at dawn is a great format; long stints run at a very serious pace.”
The official track action will begin at Mount Panorama with practice on Friday and qualifying on Saturday. The 2015 Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour race will go green at 5.50am on Sunday morning. For event information visit www.bathurst12hour.com
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