Sort of… Many articles about the new BMW M3 from Brabham Racing erroneously point to a return from a 16 year hiatus of the notable Brabham Organisation, which entered bankruptcy in 1982. Sir Jack Brabham, storied automotive builder and driver, partnered with Ron Tauranca to form a venerable race car company back in the 1960s. Brabham became a very accomplished F1 driver and auto craftsman, introducing many innovations to the world of motorsports as he built a company that became the world’s largest manufacturer of single seat car cars.
That said, the Brabham Racing Ltd. that just unveiled 3 new cars at Essen, has declared that it is in no way affiliated with Jack Brabham. In a press release issued today they stated “There is no connection whatsoever between BRABHAM RACING and Sir Jack Brabham and his family. It never was our intention to associate our brand with Sir Jack Brabham and his achievements as an engineer and racing driver nor with his legacy in motor racing history.”