Watch the Brabham BT62 set a new record at The Bend

The Bend’s west circuit has a new record time set by the Aussie supercar

Brabham BT62 The Bend record run
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Australia’s own supercar, the Brabham BT62, has set a new record.

This time, it’s taken to The Bend Motorsport Park to lap the west circuit in the quickest time possible. The attempt was made during The Bend Classic, which focuses on “unique classic, historic and modern cars.”

Brabham BT 62 Front Jpg
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Former Erebus driver and current Brand Jones Racing co-driver Ash Walsh was behind the wheel of the BT62 for its lap, laying down a time of just 1:15.0214.

For reference, MOTOR ran a 1:24.0 lap in PCOTY 2019 testing with a Porsche 911 GT2 RS, driven by Rick Kelly.

The footage released by Brabham makes it a little hard to see the track, so we’ve supplied a map for you to follow, but the noise of the car and vision of Walsh at full attack makes it worth a watch.

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In a statement on social media, Brabham Automotive also pointed out the oppressive conditions

“Thanks to all who came to see the Brabham BT62 with Ash Walsh behind the wheel as he set a new lap record for The Bend’s West Circuit of 1:15.0214 seconds.

“The Bend Classic saw some hot conditions on Sunday, including a crazy 39°C during the Shootout when Ash drove the BT62 to the new lap record.”

 

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