Brabham to make Mount Panorama return in Bathurst 1000 debut

MATT Brabham will make his Bathurst 1000 debut this October alongside Lee Holdsworth after Preston Hire Racing announced his signing on Monday for the 2018 Pirtek Enduro Cup.

Brabham made an impressive Mount Panorama debut recently at the Bathurst 12 Hour where he won Class C alongside Tony Longhurst and Aaron Seton in their BMW M4.

Now the third-generation driver gets his chance to compete in Australia’s Great Race.

Matt is the son of 1993 Le Mans 24-hour winner, 1997 Bathurst 1000 winner and 10-time Indy 500 starter Geoff Brabham and the grandson of 3 time world Formula One champion, Sir Jack Brabham.

SIGNED: Matt Brabham will make his debut in the Bathurst 1000 this October. He will drive alongside Lee Holdsworth in the Preston Hire Racing entry.

SIGNED: Matt Brabham will make his debut in the Bathurst 1000 this October. He will drive alongside Lee Holdsworth in the Preston Hire Racing entry.

The 23 year old is looking forward to joining Holdsworth in the teams new ZB Commodore at the Supercars test day at Sydney Motorsport Park this Friday. 

“I have been fortunate to have some terrific days in my motor sport career and this is certainly right up there,” Brabham said.

“Supercars is obviously one the world’s leading categories and I am tremendously grateful for the opportunity that Preston Hire Racing has provided me.

“The one-off ride last year [in Perth] gave me a small taste of what Supercars is about and I can’t wait to get out there.

“Lee is a first-class operator and has always been good to me and I am sure we will complement each other.”

Team Owner Charlie Schwerkolt is ecstatic to have Brabham join the team.

“It goes without saying that it is in his blood and we believe that he will perfectly compliment Lee.”