BRABHAM BT63 GT2 CONCEPT COMPLETES QUEENSLAND RACEWAY TEST
The Brabham BT63 GT2 Concept was successfully tested in Australia ahead of its competitive debut in the final round of the 2021 GT2 season at Circuit Paul Ricard.
Australian Supercar driver and 2017 Bathurst 1000 winner Luke Youlden completed the test at Queensland Raceway in preparation for the October 1-3 event.
Youlden has driven Brabham machines in the past, he piloted the Brabham BT62 to a closed-wheel record at Mount Panorama in 2019.
Brabham Automotive Director and CEO Dan Marks has confirmed that Brabham has met all of his goals for the preparation program.
“We’re really excited to see how well the BT63 GT2 concept has come together,” said Marks.
“Our aim was to test the new brake pack, the speed differentials due to the aerodynamic changes and to fine-tune the configuration for the race.
“The car was immediately in the desired performance envelope. We can’t wait to see what he does at Paul Ricard next month.
Youlden was also impressed with the package during testing.
“It was great to be back in a Brabham,” said Youlden.
“It’s been a few years but it’s one of my favorite cars to drive and the way this BT63 GT2 concept came together is a credit to Brabham Automotive and the guys at Pace Innovations, who set the car up for. this session.
“We managed to tick a lot of boxes during this program. Brake balance and performance, aerodynamic setup, engine performance – it all came together quickly based on good engineering and decision making.
“The BT63 is a precision instrument. It’s both exhilarating to drive and predictable – you get great feedback from your inputs, and you always get great response from any changes you make.
The Brabham BT63 GT2 Concept has slightly less power from its naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V8 than the BT62, while supporting more weight per GT2 regulations.
Now that testing is over, the car will head to France before its first race start.
The Circuit Paul Ricard race is ahead of a full season of competition in the SRO GT2 category in 2022.
Details of the team and drivers are expected shortly.
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