Brabham BT62 concludes testing in Australia before heading to Europe


The next stage of testing of the Brabham BT62 has been completed in Australia, ahead of the car’s next evaluation sessions in Europe. MD, David Brabham, led the team of professional drivers. Final rounds of dynamic testing took place at The Bend Motorsport Park in May.

Brabham said, “The BT62 is incredibly responsive and rewarding to drive, and as a result, it’s very easy to feel at one with the car. The steering is very direct and does exactly what you want it to do. There’s a very wide window of grip and the confidence that the car gives you as a driver, even in the wet, is outstanding.

With this most recent test at The Bend concluding Brabham Automotive’s testing in the southern hemisphere, the program’s focus is now turning northward, where the Brabham team will begin to dial the BT62 into European circuits.

Director of engineering and technology, Paul Birch, commented, “Our testing in Australia has proven what the BT62 is capable of in terms of performance, pace and handling – and it’s seriously impressive. As the program advances into Europe, we’ll continue to balance and optimize the car’s set-up and configurations for different driving styles, tracks and conditions.”

Brabham’s first stop in this next phase of testing will be the Algarve International Circuit at Portimao, Portugal, later this month.


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