High Class Racing, in partnership with Brabham Automotive, has confirmed a Brabham BT63 GT2 Concept will compete in the 2022 Fanatec GT2 European Series, racing under the banner of Brabham Automotive Factory Racing.
Danish team, High Class Racing return to the series as the reigning Pro-Am champions, taking five wins, eight podiums, eight fastest laps and two pole positions in 2021. Now the team is ready to defend its crown in 2022.
The Brabham BT63 GT2 Concept, which made its series debut in the season finale at Circuit Paul Ricard last year, returns as High Class Racing and Brabham Automotive partner for a first-ever full season entry, marking a significant milestone in the history and growth of Brabham Automotive.
Anders Fjordbach, 2021 Fanatec GT2 European Series Pro-Am champion will take the wheel of the Brabham BT63 GT2 Concept alongside Kevin Weeda this season.
Fjordbach showed his talent behind the wheel of a GT2 car last season and knows exactly how the championship works. The Dane will be a great asset for Brabham Automotive Factory Racing. After many years racing in LMP2, American driver Kevin Weeda will make his GT2 debut. Following a successful Asian Le Mans Series experience together, the duo are ready for a new challenge.
“I’m so proud to be able to defend the Fanatec GT2 European Series crown this year alongside Kevin driving the stunning BT63 GT2 Concept. I saw the potential of this car after its debut last year at Paul Ricard and I really think we can dream big this season. We are ready to fight for top honours in Imola," commented Fjordbach.
“I am thrilled to be racing with High Class and Brabham to help Anders defend his title in the Fanatec GT2 European Series. After our successful championship run in the LMP2 car in the Asian Le Mans Series it will be a great experience to compete with this BT63 GT2 Concept car on these iconic circuits in Europe. I am again privileged and honoured to be able to participate with such a fine group of professionals.” added Weeda.
The Brabham BT63 GT2 Concept was designed, engineered and built in Australia by the same team that delivered the Brabham BT62 and BT62R. The BT63 GT2 Concept uses a 5.2-litre, naturally aspirated Brabham V8 engine, designed with a power-to-weight ratio in-line with SRO GT2 regulations. The aero package on the Brabham BT63 GT2 Concept is modelled on the BT62R, with a re-designed front splitter, rear diffuser and wing that reduces drag and focuses more on top speed. The body is lightweight carbon fibre draped over a chromoly sub-frame incorporating an FIA compliant safety cell. Suspension is fully adjustable double-wishbone while braking is provided by grooved and ventilated, competition-grade, Brembo steel brakes.
Dan Marks, CEO of Brabham Automotive, said: “We were very satisfied with the debut of the Braham BT63 GT2 Concept last year. It definitely showed its potential against some very storied competition and we’re very excited about the first full season for a new Brabham racing car. It’s a significant milestone for Brabham Automotive with the launch of Brabham Automotive Factory Racing. We’re also excited to partner with High Class Racing, last year’s European GT2 champions and a seasoned international racing team.”
The Fanatec GT2 European Series gets underway at Imola, Italy, on 1-3 April.