Geoff Brabham

Date of birth: 20th March 1952
Place of birth: Sydney, Australia
Lives: Surfers Paradise, Australia
Nationality: Australian
Family: Married to Roseina. Son: Matthew
Hobbies: Following Matthew’s racing career, hiking
Helmet colours: White and blue
Biggest influence: Sir Jack Brabham
Twitter: @brabs83
  • In a stunning career spanning over three decades, Geoff won races and championship titles in almost every category he raced, from Formula Ford, Formula 2, Formula 3 and Indy cars, to sports and touring cars across Australia, Europe and the United States
  • Early career success included third in the 1974 Australian Formula Ford Championship, the 1975 Australian F2 and 1979 SCAA Super Vee Championship titles
  • Firmly forging his career in the US, Geoff took the 1981 Can-Am Championship with eight podiums from 10 rounds
  • Dominated the IMSA GTP Championship, taking four consecutive titles 1988-1991 for Nissan, amid a six year era of excellence
  • Contested the Indianapolis 500 ten times, with a best finish of fourth in 1983 and fifth as Rookie in 1981
  • A seasoned CART Indy car racer, Geoff finished eighth overall in 1982, 1984 and 1987, scoring six second places and nine podiums
  • Double 12 Hours of Sebring winner with Nissan in 1989 and 1991, teamed with brother Gary
  • Le Mans 24 Hours victor in 1993 alongside Christophe Bouchut and Eric Hélary in the Peugeot 905
  • Double International Race of Champions winner at Michigan in 1992 and 1993
  • One of few drivers to win his first V8 Supercar race, the Sandown 500 in 1993
  • 1994 starter in the NASCAR Brickyard 400
  • Australian Super Touring Car Championship runner-up in 1995 and 1997 with BMW Motorsport, scoring nine wins and 29 podiums across three seasons
  • Won the 1997 Bathurst 1000 again with BMW, teamed with brother David
  • Inducted into the American Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2004

Geoff Brabham

Geoff Brabham