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Matthew Chase Brabham (born 25 February 1994)[1] is an American/Australian[1] racing driver, best known for being the 2013 champion of the Pro Mazda Championship. He currently competes full-time in the Stadium Super Trucks, driving the No. 83 truck. Brabham is a third-generation racing driver; he is the son of Geoff Brabham and the grandson of three time Formula One World Champion Sir Jack Brabham.

Matthew Brabham
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Brabham at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2018.
NationalityUnited States American
Australia Australian
via dual nationality
Born (1994-02-25) February 25, 1994 (age 25)
Boca Raton, Florida, U.S.
Related toJack Brabham (grandfather)
Geoff Brabham (father)
David Brabham (uncle)
Gary Brabham (uncle)
Sam Brabham (cousin)
Stadium Super Trucks career
Debut season2015
Car no.83
Starts70
Wins14
Poles10
Best finish1st in 2018
Previous series
201415
2014–15
2013
2012
201011
Indy Lights
Formula E
Pro Mazda Championship
U.S. F2000 National Championship
Australian Formula Ford Championship
Championship titles
2018
2013
2012
Stadium Super Trucks
Pro Mazda Championship
U.S. F2000 National Championship
Awards
2012Team USA Scholarship
IndyCar Series career
2 races run over 1 year
Team(s)No. 61 (PIRTEK Team Murray)
2016 position30th
Best finish30th (2016)
First race2016 Grand Prix of Indianapolis (Indianapolis)
Last race2016 Indianapolis 500 (Indianapolis)
Wins Podiums Poles
0 0 0

Contents

CareerEdit

Junior formulaeEdit

Born in Boca Raton, Florida, Brabham started racing karts in 2001 at the age of 7, competing in the Australian 'Midget' class. In 2007 he won the Queensland State 'Rookie' Title, following up by winning both the New South Wales and Queensland State Junior National Light Titles and finishing second in the Australian and Melbourne City Titles in 2008. In 2009, Brabham won the 'Junior Rotax' Young Guns Title, before graduating to Formula Ford racing towards the end of the year. In 2010 he competed in the Australian Formula Ford Championship with the CAMS Rising Star Team. For 2011, Brabham competed in the Victorian State Formula Ford Series and the Australian National Championship with Sonic Motor Racing Services. In the state series he won 8 out of 12, including 7 in a row and in the national series he scored 2 wins, 2 seconds and a pole position.

For 2012, Brabham joined Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing, to compete in the U.S. F2000 National Championship. Brabham won the title over his teammate Spencer Pigot by seven points, capturing four wins from 11 podium finishes in the fourteen race season. In doing so he won a $350,000 USD scholarship through the Road to Indy to race in the Star Mazda Championship in 2013. He signed to drive the no. 27 car for Andretti Autosport in 2013.[2] Brabham won the series championship with two races remaining capturing a series-record 11th win in his rookie season. Brabham's championship secured a scholarship to compete in Indy Lights in 2014.[3]

Indy LightsEdit

On October 19, Brabham and Andretti Autosport announced that they would remain together to challenge for the Indy Lights title in 2014.[4] He won one race and collected four podiums and 10 top 5s in 14 races to finish fourth in the overall standings.

Formula EEdit

 
Brabham in Formula E at the 2014 Punta del Este ePrix

In November 2014 Brabham competed in the second round of the inaugural Formula E world championship in Putrajaya, Malaysia. He replaced Charles Pic for Andretti Autosport.[5] At age 20 Brabham became the youngest driver to compete in Formula E.[6]

Stadium Super TrucksEdit

 
Brabham's Stadium Super Truck racing to a round win at Road America in 2018

In 2015, Brabham made his Speed Energy Formula Off-Road (Stadium Super Trucks) debut at Honda Indy Toronto.[7] He also competed at the Castrol Gold Coast 600, Valvoline Raceway (Sydney Speedway) and the Sydney 500 V8 Supercars event in the Stadium Super Trucks. He returned to the series in 2016 at the Adelaide Street Circuit securing a podium, which he backed up with a podium at St Petersburg in support of the IndyCar Series.[8] In June 2016, Brabham swept the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix rounds.[9] He later joined Team Traxxas,[10] driving the No. 83 alongside Sheldon Creed.[11] He finished second in the 2016 standings, 75 points behind teammate Creed.[12] In 2017 he also finished runner up to Paul Morris by one point. He continued in the series for a fourth year in 2018, scoring his first championship in the season finale at the 2019 Race of Champions.[13]

IndycarEdit

In 2016, Brabham made his Indianapolis 500 debut, driving the No. 61 for PIRTEK Team Murray.[14] He qualified 26th and finished 22nd.

SupercarsEdit

In 2017, Brabham returned to Australia to race in the Supercars Championship, making his debut at the 2017 Perth SuperSprint for Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport in place of Taz Douglas.[15] He was scheduled to race as a co-driver for the Charlie Schwerkolt Racing team in the 2018 Endurance Cup but this drive was taken by Jason Bright.[16]

GT racingEdit

Brabham made is debut in GT Sportscars in the 2018 Pirelli World Challenge driving for CRP Racing at Portland International Raceway. He followed this up with another appearance at the final round in Utah.[17]

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Position Car Team
2009 Victorian Formula Ford Championship 9th Spectrum 011d – Ford Minda Motorsport
2010 Australian Formula Ford Championship 14th Spectrum 011d – Ford Minda Motorsport
2011 Australian Formula Ford Championship 9th Mygale SJ10A – Ford Sonic Motor Racing Services
Victorian Formula Ford Championship 6th
2012 U.S. F2000 Winterfest 3rd Élan Van Diemen DP08 - Mazda Cape Motorsports w/
Wayne Taylor Racing
U.S. F2000 National Championship 1st
2013 Pro Mazda Championship 1st Star - Mazda Andretti Autosport
2014 Indy Lights 4th Dallara - Nissan Andretti Autosport
2014–15 Formula E 31st Spark-Renault SRT 01E Andretti Autosport
2015 Indy Lights 13th Dallara-Mazda Andretti Autosport
Speed Energy Formula Off-Road 10th Chevrolet LS V8 engine Robby Gordon Motorsports
2016 Stadium Super Trucks 2nd Chevrolet LS V8 engine Robby Gordon Motorsports
IndyCar Series 30th Dallara DW12 - Chevrolet Pirtek Team Murray
2017 Stadium Super Trucks 2nd Chevrolet LS V8 engine Robby Gordon Motorsports
Virgin Australia Supercars Championship 55th Holden VF Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport
2018 Stadium Super Trucks 1st Chevrolet LS V8 engine Robby Gordon Motorsports

U.S. F2000 National ChampionshipEdit

(key)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points
2012 Cape Motorsports
Wayne Taylor Racing
SEB
1
SEB
2
STP
2
STP
2
LOR
2
MDO
3
MDO
25
ROA
1
ROA
1
ROA
3
BAL
2
BAL
1
VIR
4
VIR
8
1st 339

Pro Mazda ChampionshipEdit

(key)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Rank Points
2013 Andretti Autosport AUS
3
AUS
1
STP
1
STP
1
IND
1
IOW
1
TOR
1
TOR
1
MOS
3
MOS
9
MOH
1
MOH
1
TRO
1
TRO
1
HOU
1
HOU
1
1st 466

Indy LightsEdit

(key)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Rank Points
2014 Andretti Autosport STP
9
LBH
3
ALA
4
ALA
12
IND
1
IND
4
INDY
2
POC
5
TOR
4
MDO
5
MDO
12
MIL
2
SNM
6
SNM
5
4th 424
2015 Andretti Autosport STP
11
STP
7
LBH
11
ALA ALA IMS IMS INDY TOR TOR MIL IOW MDO MDO LAG LAG 13th 35

Complete Formula E resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pos Points
2014–15 Andretti Autosport Spark-Renault SRT 01E BEI PUT
13
PDE
Ret
BNA MIA LBH MCO BER MSC LON LON 31st 0

IndyCar SeriesEdit

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Rank Points
2016 Pirtek Team Murray Dallara DW12 Chevrolet STP PHX LBH ALA IMS
16
INDY
22
DET DET RDA IOW TOR MDO POC TXS WGL SNM 30th 37

Indianapolis 500Edit

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
2016 Dallara Chevrolet 27 22 PIRTEK Team Murray

Stadium Super TrucksEdit

(key) (Bold – Pole position. * – Most laps led.)

Stadium Super Trucks results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 SSTC Pts
2015 ADE ADE ADE STP STP LBH DET DET DET AUS TOR
6
TOR
4
OCF OCF OCF SRF
2
SRF
8
SRF
10
SRF
10
SYD
2
MGM MGM 10th 115
2016 ADE
5
ADE
5
ADE
3
STP
2
STP
5
LBH
2
LBH
3
DET
1
DET
C
DET
1*
TOW
3
TOW
4
TOW
2
TOR
1
TOR
2
CLT
2
CLT
4
OCF
3
OCF
2
SRF
3
SRF
2
SRF
2
2nd 570
2017 ADE
3
ADE
12
ADE
2
STP
9
STP
1*
LBH
1
LBH
2
BAR
10
BAR
3
BAR
4
DET
2
DET
2
TEX
5
TEX
3
HID
3
HID
1*
HID
3
BEI
1
GLN
3
GLN
1*
ELS
5
ELS
8
2nd 545
2018 ELS
6
ELS
2
ADE
3
ADE
3
ADE
1
LBH
4
LBH
1
BAR
7
BAR
4
DET
4
DET
2
TEX
10
TEX
2
ROA
2
ROA
1
SMP
1
SMP
9
HLN
2
HLN
2
MXC
2
MXC
1
1st 540
2019 COA
6
COA
1
TEX
5
TEX
2
LBH
1*
LBH
2
MOH MOH ROA ROA POR POR -* -*

Supercars Championship resultsEdit

Supercars results
Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 Position Points
2017 Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport Holden VF Commodore ADE
R1
ADE
R2
SYM
R3
SYM
R4
PHI
R5
PHI
R6
BAR
R7

25
BAR
R8

26
WIN
R9
WIN
R10
HID
R11
HID
R12
TOW
R13
TOW
R14
QLD
R15
QLD
R16
SMP
R17
SMP
R18
SAN
R19
BAT
R20
SUR
R21
SUR
R22
PUK
R23
PUK
R24
NEW
R25
NEW
R26
55th 57
2018 Charlie Schwerkolt Racing Holden ZB Commodore ADE
R1
ADE
R2
MEL
R3
MEL
R4
MEL
R5
MEL
R6
SYM
R7
SYM
R8
PHI
R9
PHI
R10
BAR
R11

PO
BAR
R12

PO
WIN
R13

PO
WIN
R14

PO
HID
R15
HID
R16
TOW
R17
TOW
R18
QLD
R19

PO
QLD
R20

PO
SMP
R21
BEN
R22
BEN
R23
SAN
QR
SAN
R24
BAT
R25
SUR
R26
SUR
R27
PUK
R28
PUK
R29
NEW
R30
NEW
R31
N/A 0

Complete Bathurst 12 Hour resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Overall
Position
Class
Position
2018   Boat Works Racing   Tony Longhurst
  Aaron Seton
BMW M4 GT4 C 250 22nd 1st

Pirelli World Challenge resultsEdit

Year Team Make Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Rank Points
2018 CRP Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 SprintX - GT Pro AUS1 AUS2 VIR1 VIR2 LRP1 LRP2 POR1
7
POR2
12
UTA1
Ret
UTA2
8
16th 36

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Matthew Brabham Profile". matthewbrabham.com. Matthew Brabham. Archived from the original on 16 December 2014. Retrieved 13 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Matthew Brabham to Pilot 2013 Pro Mazda Championship Entry for Andretti Autosport". U.S. F2000 National Championship. Andersen Promotions. 18 December 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Brabham locks up Pro Mazda crown with Trois-Rivieres sweep". Racer. Racer Media & Marketing, Inc. 10 August 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  4. ^ Glendenning, Mark (20 October 2013). "Matt Brabham gets Andretti Indy Lights seat for 2014". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Matthew Brabham to race for Andretti in Putrajaya". Formula E. Formula E Rights, B.V. 20 November 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Matt Brabham youngest driver in the Formula-E field". Motorsport.com. Motorsport.com, Inc. 22 November 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Brabham 4th in Stadium Super Truck Debut". Matthew Brabham. 14 June 2015. Archived from the original on 7 July 2015. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Brabham booked for Adelaide Super Trucks tilt". Speedcafe. 26 February 2016. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  9. ^ Goricki, David (5 June 2016). "Matt Brabham grabs second Trucks victory". The Detroit News. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  10. ^ "Brabham joins Team Traxxas". Matthew Brabham. 7 July 2016. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  11. ^ "Sheldon Creed Outduels TRAXXAS Teammate Matt Brabham for Honda Indy Toronto Victory". Stadium Super Trucks. 18 July 2016. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  12. ^ "2016 Overall Point Standings". Stadium Super Trucks. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  13. ^ "Brabham wins Stadium Super Trucks title". Speedcafe. 21 January 2019. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  14. ^ "INDYCAR: Brabham secures Indy 500 drive". Racer. 3 December 2015. Retrieved 3 December 2015.
  15. ^ "Matthew Brabham confirmed for Supercars debut". Supercars.com. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  16. ^ "Bright ready for Pirtek Enduro Cup chance". Speedcafe.com. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  17. ^ "Brabham to make Pirelli World Challenge outing". Speedcafe.com. Retrieved 13 August 2018.

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