BRT pays tribute to Garry Dumbrell

The Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport flag flying on the Blanchard Racing Team transporter

The Blanchard Racing Team is making a tangible tribute to the late Garry Dumbrell this weekend at the Bunnings Trade Sydney SuperNight.

Dumbrell, who died a fortnight ago at the age of 64, was a motorsport competitor himself as well as supporting the motorsport careers of sons Paul and Lucas.

That included guiding the latter in setting up his eponymous Supercars team, and it is a Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport flag from 2013 which is flying at half-mast on one of the rear corners of the BRT transporter at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Several members of the BRT squad have links to LDM, including Tim Blanchard from his season there as a driver in 2015, hence the tribute.

“That was Brendan Hogan, our team manager’s idea,” Tim Blanchard told Speedcafe.com.

“Lucas is close friend of mine; I obviously drove there but I went to school with him and he’s been a close friend of mine for a very long time.

“But [also], Brendan worked there, as did Mirko [De Rosa, engineer], [Tim] Sladey’s good friends with Lucas as well, and Jayden [Marciano, data engineer]… most of our team’s actually worked for LDM at some point, so just a bit of a tribute to Garry for the weekend.”

Slade is 17th in the championship in BRT’s first season as a standalone team.

Practice 1 at Sydney starts today at 15:50 local time/AEDT.

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