Matthew
Brabham

Biography

His decision to become a professional racing car driver was born around the dinner table, listening to stories from his late Grandfather, father Geoff and Uncles Gary and David. Geoff and David both won the classic Le Mans 24 hour race.

Matt was born in Florida, USA in 1994, but grew up in Australia and holds dual citizenship in both countries.

He started Karting when he was 7 years old in Australia for fun, but quickly started to win races.

Matt progressed through the junior open wheel formula’s. Starting with Formula Ford in Australia, then returning to the United States he joined the Mazda Road to Indy program. Winning both the USF2000 (Cape Motorsports) & Pro Mazda (Andretti Autosport) Championships in the first two years and moving up to Indy Lights.

He has also raced in the FIA Formula E Championship, Robbie Gordons Super Stadium Truck Series, a Late Model NASCAR race, plus tested for the Audi DTM Team. Proving he has the ability to drive “anything”.

The highlight of his career so far was competing in the 100th running of the Indy 500, driving for PIRTEK Team Murray with KV Racing Technologies. Matt was only the third, third generation driver in the history of the race, joining the Vukovich's and Andretti's.

Matt’s ultimate aim is to become a professional racing car driver, he is already a proven winner and is prepared to sacrifice everything to achieve his goals.

2016: Matt drove for the PIRTEK Team Murray/KV Technology IndyCar Team, in the Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis finishing 16th and the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 where a late pit stop dropped him down to 22nd. Matt also races in the Stadium Super Truck Series for the Traxxas team, he is currently second in points having won three races. He continues his long standing membership in the BRDC Rising Star program.

2015: Did not have a regular drive, but raced a variety of categories throughout the year. Drove Andretti Autosport Indy Lights car in St Petersburg & Long Beach. Stadium Super Trucks in Toronto and three races in Australia. Plus tested Andretti Autosport's IndyCar at Iowa & Sonoma, and drove in a Late Model NASCAR race for David Gilliland Racing. Matt was one of 6 young drivers selected to test for Audi Sport's RS 5 DTM Team at Jerez, Spain.

2014: Drove in the Indy Lights Championship with Andretti Autosport. Finished 4th in the Championship with (1) win at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course. (2) seconds and (1) third. Assigned Gold status in FIA rankings. Reserve driver for Andretti Autosport Formula E team, competed at the Malaysian and Uruguay events. Retained BRDC Rising Start membership for a second year.

2013: Pro Mazda Champion and Rookie of the year 2013, driving for Andretti Autosport. Holds the all time series records for the most race wins (13) including (7) seven in a row, most podiums (15) and fastest laps (13) in a single season. Awarded BRDC Rising Star membership.

2012: USF2000 Champion and Rookie of the Year 2012, driving for Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing. (4) Four wins, (5) five second and (2) two third places, (8) eight fastest laps, (3) three track records and (6) six pole positions also helped to secure the Team USA Scholarship.

2011: Won (8) eight out of 12 Australian Formula Ford Victorian State Series races, including (7) seven in a row, with Sonic Motor Racing Services. Matthew also took (2) two Australian National Championship victories, (2) two seconds and a pole position.

2010: Matthew contested the Victorian State Series with the CAMS Rising Star Team in 2010, taking a (1) pole and (1) one race win.

2001-2009: Started Karting aged seven. In a stella Karting career Matt achieved (38) overall wins between 2001 and 2009. Won (4) State Titles and was second in the 2008 Australian National Titles. Other major wins included the S.E. QLD State Rookie, Yamaha and the Young Guns Titles.

You can read more about Matthew's racing career from Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Brabham

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