The Brabham BT62 will compete in the 2021 24H of Le Mans but there's a catch
2021 is looking to be a very interesting year for endurance racing fans as it marks the beginning of a new era for the World Endurance Championship. The LMP or Le Mans Protoypes will be replaced by an all new category set to provide a more financially forgiving environment for the teams. The most notable rule is that the cars will have to be based on the current hypercars.
After many rumors and dozens of renders we finally have our first confirmed newcomer and it's none other than the Brabham BT62...except it isn't. Instead of joining the new hypercar class the Brabham will join the pre-existing GTE class. This means it will race against the Ford GT, Aston Martin Vanquish, Ferrari 488 and other "regular" supercars.
A remarkable but logical choice in the end since the BT62 already has the aero, looks and performance of a GTE car. Brabham also just announced that they will be offering a road legal trim on the BT62 so that means it ticks all the boxes for GTE regulations. It was just meant to be one.
Looks like we will have to wait just a little bit longer to see the first true Le Mans hypercar. One thing is for sure, the Brabham BT62 isn't one of them.