Matthew Brabham, son of Geoff Brabham and grandson of three-times Formula One World Champion Jack Brabham, will add another category to his CV this weekend by making his race debut in the Supercars championship.
The 2014 Pro Mazda champion was given clearance to run in this weekend’s Perth SuperSprint at Barbagallo Raceway for Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport, taking Taz Douglas’ place aboard the #3 car.
Brabham was already in Perth, set to race in the Stadium Super Trucks debut round in Western Australia. Last year he raced in the Indy 500 for Pirtek Team Murray, finishing 22nd in his first race at the Brickyard.
While he has mainly focused on racing open-wheelers in the past, father Geoff Brabham won four IMSA GTP Championships in America and scored nine race wins in the short-lived Australian Super Touring Championship, including the 1997 Bathurst 1000.
The chance to get behind the wheel of a Supercars vehicle will give Brabham more options in his career going forward as a full-time drive in the Indycar Series has not yet come to fruition.
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