Brabham looks forward to Adelaide finale

American Le Mans Series star David Brabham is excited about the prospect of the championship finale being staged in his home country of Australia next season

Brabham looks forward to Adelaide finale

The 2000 series is due to close on New Year's Eve with the 'Adelaide Race of a 1000 Years' around the street circuit formerly used by Formula One.

'When Don Panoz asked me some time ago where would be the best place to stage a race in Australia, the first word I said to him was Adelaide,' said Brabham.

'It will be a great finale to the championship and I can't wait to drive these cars on that circuit.'

Brabham raced in the 1990 and 1994 Adelaide Grands Prix for Brabham and Simtek respectively, but believes that he will be in with a much better chance of victory when the ALMS comes to town.

'When I raced in F1, I really had no chance of success,' he admitted, 'but I will be armed with a machine able to do the job next year.'

He is particularly looking forward to the spectacular after-dark climax to the race:

'Once the sun goes down these cars are going to be spectacular under braking,' he said. 'The brake temperatures get incredibly hot and you really can't see it in daylight, but at night they glow really brightly.

'I can't wait for next New Year's Eve.'

Panoz works driver Brabham narrowly missed out on the 1999 series title, but stays with the team for a second assault next season.

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