Tuesday, 26th Sept. 2017

Brookspeed eyeing two-car 2018 entry into Henderson Insurance Brokers LMP3 Cup

Experienced GT and endurance racing outfit Brookspeed is evaluating plans to enter two cars in the 2018 Henderson Insurance Brokers LMP3 Cup championship.


The Southampton-based concern is celebrating its 20th year of operations and has a wealth of motorsport experience. After racing for a number of years in British GT, including winning the championship in 2008, the team feels it is well placed to run a competitive LMP3 program.


Other notable achievements for the team include a class podium in the 2002 Daytona 24 Hours and an entry in the 1999 Le Mans 24 Hours. More recently the team has run Porsche Caymans in the European GT4 championship and a second and third class place in the famous Bathurst 12 Hours.


“After doing British GT and Porsche Carrera Cup GB I identified this as a way of broadening things,” said Team Principal Martin Braybrook. “We’ll continue with the Porsche Caymans in different championships, but the opportunity to run an LMP3, with how popular it is getting and how attainable it is for drivers, is ideal, and doing it with a British championship is cost beneficial to both drivers and teams.”


The team currently has a Ligier JS P3 in its workshop being prepared for the Gulf 12 Hour race in Abu Dhabi this December. It is hoped that this will allow the outfit to learn the intricacies of the car ahead of a 2018 program in the UK.


“The Ligier JS P3 we have is running at the Gulf 12 Hours at Yas Marina in December and coming back to the UK for 2018,” continues Martin. “We plan to run in the Henderson Insurance Brokers LMP3 Cup Championship with ad hoc races on top of that, as we feel the LMP3 Cup is the right place to be.


“For next year we would love to run two cars, as that would be a good mix for the team. We would like to run a couple of Bronze drivers as they will love the racing, and perhaps with some Silver drivers coming through the ranks.


“It’s massively encouraging to continue to attract positive interest from new entrants into the championship, especially from such notable operations,” added Chris Haynes of Bute Motorsport. “To have such interest from a team with the depth of experience as Brookspeed is both reassuring and flattering.


“We’ve had a successful but mixed debut season; we made some refinements and improvements along the way and further announcements to follow which will ensure nothing is left on the table for 2018. Bute Motorsport has a reputation for listening to what the drivers and teams need to successfully enjoy their racing and clearly this approach is working as we are getting a lot of interest from parties who, like Martin and his team, share our belief that LMP3 is a worthwhile and exciting investment. We look forward to welcoming them to the grid next year.”








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