Brabs Nabs An Acura, At Highcroft
David Brabham is back in a prototype for 2007: he’ll be racing
Duncan Dayton’s Highcroft Racing Courage LC75 Acura in the
2007 ALMS, with his co-driver yet to be named. Dayton himself will
be the third driver at the longer races: Brabham’s regular
partner will be announced “shortly”.
with Highcroft and Acura on this new venture is a fantastic opportunity,”
said the Australian. “It is an amazing program and I'm delighted
to be part of this new era in sports car racing."
LMP2 in the ALMS should see some highly competitive
racing among a whole host of new cars / new teams.
"I'm thrilled to have David on board to help
Highcroft Racing develop our new Acura Courage LMP2 package,"
said Duncan Dayton. "He's not only an extremely talented driver,
but his extensive experience working with so many different marques
will be a great help with our chassis development program."
David Brabham has been on the Sebring podium every
year since 2003 (Bentley, ACEMCO Saleen, Aston Martin DBR9, Panoz
Esperante – a class winner in three out of those four) and
the Sebring podium will be the first target next March.
"After being away from Prototypes for two years,
I'm really looking forward to getting out there on the track and
mixing it up with everyone," he continued. "The team is
very professional. Its facility in Connecticut is amazing; it's
one of the nicest race shops I've ever seen. It's a fantastic facility
for the team to be based out of. I'm really excited about the upcoming
Brabham enjoyed his first laps in the team's new
Courage Acura at a private test, some run in darkness / rain, at
Homestead last Tuesday and Wednesday (November 28-29).
More to come
from David Brabham today (December 4) - here.