Brabham completed fourth within the 2014 Lights championship with a win and a number of other top-five finishes, however couldn’t discover a trip in IndyCar for 2015. He remained in Lights for 3 races, however the Andretti group was initially combating the brand new Dallara IL15 and he departed.
The American-Australian, son of IMSA legend Geoff Brabham and grandson of three-time Method 1 world champion Sir Jack Brabham, lastly made his IndyCar debut in 2016 within the GP of Indianapolis and the Indianapolis 500, driving an additional KVSH Racing entry underneath the Pirtek Group Murray banner.
By then Brabham was having fun with success in Robby Gordon’s Stadium SuperTrucks and he completed the 2016 and 2017 seasons as runner-up within the championship. Since then he has clinched the 2018, 2019 and 2021 titles.
Nevertheless, 2022 will see the 27-year-old return to his roots with one other likelihood to make it to the highest of US open-wheel racing and fulfil the potential he revealed with the USF2000 title in 2012 driving for Cape Motorsports, and utter domination in Professional Mazda – now known as Indy Professional 2000 – driving for Michael Andretti’s group in 2013.
“I am extraordinarily grateful to Michael, JF [Thormann, VP and COO] and everybody who is part of Andretti Autosport,” stated Brabham. “They’ve given me many nice alternatives through the years, together with this one. We’ve completed superb outcomes collectively. We’ve gained a complete of 14 races and a championship up to now.
Matthew Brabham throughout the 2016 Indianapolis 500
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“I am completely ecstatic to be again racing full time in a correct open-wheel automobile once more with a high group. I really feel it is the place I’ve at all times belonged. I am keen to provide all the pieces I’ve at this, and extra, to observe my dream of getting again into the IndyCar Sequence.”
“We’re actually excited to have Matty again in our Indy Lights line-up,” Andretti stated. “He’s at all times proven pure expertise behind the wheel and was a fantastic Highway to Indy contender for us up to now. I’m actually trying ahead to seeing what our Indy Lights lineup accomplishes this 12 months as all of their abilities proceed to develop.”
Brabham will likely be becoming a member of Sting Ray Robb, Hunter McElrea and Christian Rasmussen.