Jack's grandson Matt brings Brabham name back to Indy [w/video]

The Brabhams are making a return to the forefront of motor racing. This time, however, it's the third generation that's picking up the mantle as Matthew Brabham has signed on to race at Indy this year. And he's got quite a legacy to uphold.

Matt is the scion of the one of the most legendary racing families. His father Geoff Brabham is an IndyCar veteran, having scored numerous podium finishes in the CART series and an overall win at Le Mans with Peugeot in 1993. His uncles Gary and David raced as well, the latter having also won Le Mans with Peugeot but in 2009 (along with a pair of ALMS titles). And of course his grandfather was the late, great Sir Jack Brabham – a three-time Formula One World Champion. The third generation to racing Brabhams, Matt has now signed with Team Murray to contest the Indianapolis 500 and the Grand Prix of Indianapolis next year, with support from veteran team KV Racing Technology and sponsorship from fluid-transfer company Pirtek.

The young Brabham has shown considerable early promise, winning both the US F2000 National Championship and the Pro Mazda Championship. He also won the Indy Lights race at the Speedway last year, which makes him the only Brabham to have visited victory lane at Indianapolis – despite his legendary grandfather's four starts and father's ten. If Matt qualifies for the 500, he'll elevate the Brabham name alongside those of Vukovich and Andretti as the only families to contest the Greatest Spectacle in Racing through three generations.

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