Iconic Brabham car’s racing role this weekend

Sam Brabham takes the BT-19 for a spin at Bathurst

Sir Jack Brabham’s 1966 world championship-winning Repco-Brabham BT-19 will lead the Supercars field to the grid in a spectacular start to the 2021 season.

Sam Brabham, the grandson of Sir Jack, will be behind the wheel of the fabled Formula 1 car for the occasion.

It’s part of Supercars’ celebrations surrounding the launch of an array of Repco-related deals, including category naming rights.

The BT-19 will circulate The Mountain at the head of the order – determined by Top 10 Shootouts – for each of the 250km races on Saturday and Sunday, both starting 15:00 AEDT.

Brabham hailed it as a significant opportunity.

“The history this car holds with our family is very special,” he said.

“I have driven it once before, never around Mount Panorama, I am so excited to head up Mountain Straight for the first time. I can’t thank Repco enough for giving me this opportunity.”

Sir Jack won three F1 titles in his career, in 1959, 1960 and 1966.

Supercars Championship action resumes tomorrow with qualifying from 09:05 AEDT.

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