Watch: Brabham sets Bathurst record

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Brabham BT62 breaks lap record at Mount Panorama Circuit, Bathurst​
Brabham BT62 sets lap record at Bathurst

The Brabham BT62 hypercar has broken a lap record at Mount Panorama Circuit, Bathurst, Australia.

Luke Youlden, winner of the 2017 Bathurst 1000, set a time of 1min 58.69sec to set the fastest time for a closed-cockpit car on the circuit.

However, Jenson Button holds the unofficial lap record on the circuit having lapped it in 1min 48.8sec in 2011, driving a McLaren-Mercedes MP4-23 Formula 1 car.

The onboard footage from Youlden’s incredible lap is equal parts enthralling and frightening, particularly as he crests the top of the mountain. Watch it below.

The BT62 may race at Le Mans as Brabham plans to take on the endurance race in 2021, but we could see it on the race track sooner than that.

Furthermore, the BT62 is getting a road-legal version.

 

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