The spectacular Brabham BT62 to be driven in Round 2 of the Carterâs Tyre Service 3 Hour South Island Endurance Series at Teretonga Park.
A Brabham BT62, thought to be valued at close to $2 million, will be one of the stars of the show as the curtain comes up on the Southland Sports Car Club’s 2022-2023 motorsport season.
Invercargill’s Teretonga Park will host the second round of the Carter’s Tyre Service South Island Endurance Series. There will ne two 1 Hour Endurance races on Saturday morning followed by the feature 3-hour race in the afternoon.
Several McLarens, Audis, Ford Mustangs, Mercedes AMG GT3s, Porsches, Lotus, BMW, Chev Corvette, Nissan GTR GT3, BMW, will be in action.
The stunning Brabham BT62 is expected to create the most interest.
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It will be driven by series sponsors Matt and Dwayne Carter of Auckland, winners of the race at Teretonga Park back in 2009.
The Brabham BT62 is a car built by Brabham Automotive headed by David Brabham. He is the son of Jack Brabham, the 3-time world F1 champion who raced at Teretonga Park four times in the 1950s and 1960s.
Australian Luke Youlden has raced the Brabham BT62 supercar at Bathurst and has given the car glowing reviews.
“The Brabham BT62 may be unique in many respects, but one area in which it certainly doesn’t buck the hypercar trend is price – it starts from a cool A$1.8 million… And it’s a bargain,” Youlden said in a 2020 article.
Meanwhile, Jonny Reid is a two-time winner of the Teretonga 3 Hour race, in 2018 and 2019, and will be back for more in 2022.
Reid was a former New Zealand A1 GP star and has driven all over the world.
This year he is paired with Sam Fillmore who won the 3 Hour race in a Ferrari in 2016.
Other internationally successful kiwis in the 3 Hour race include two- time New Zealand Grand Prix winner Daniel Gaunt, the first of those at Teretonga Park in 2007. Gaunt has teamed up with Andrew Fawcett this season in a McLaren 720S.
Qualifying and racing is scheduled to start at 9am at Teretonga Park on Saturday.