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Brabham name enters virtual racing arena with historically themed simulators

Base Performance Simulators and Brabham have teamed up to create three special edition Brabham Formula 1 car-liveried simulators, it has been announced.

The simulators will be based on a F1 car from Brabham’s history, with Sir Jack Brabham’s BT19, the BT46B Fan Car masterminded by Gordon Murray and the 1,000bhp+ turbocharged BT52 of 1983 showcased.

All three simulators are priced separately at £24,990 including VAT.

Brabham Motorsport and Base Performance Simulators

“As we continue to grow the Brabham brand through our Brand Partnership Programme, this new collaboration with BPS is the next exciting chapter where drivers who enjoy driving on simulators can be part of the Brabham journey,” explained David Brabham, 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans winner and owner of the Brabham name.

Each simulator comes with a Precision Sim GPX Steering Wheel and Simucube wheelbase, with a two-pedal setup fixed to a rigid steel frame.

It arrives with Assetto Corsa pre-installed and features all the content present on Base Performance Simulators’ (BPS) open-wheel and GT rigs at their headquarters in Banbury.

Brabham Motorsport and Base Performance Simulators, BT19 sim rig

BPS was founded in 2009 by Darren Turner – who won the LMGT1 class of the 24 Hours of Le Mans sharing an Aston Martin DBR9 with Brabham and Antonio Garcia – and he has helped stay at the forefront of the simulator business through his extensive real-world and F1 sim experience, offering one to one driver coaching using high tec equipment.

Brabham Automotive saw recent success with their BT62, with Brabham helping secure a win for the car on its competitive debut. BPS and Brabham will be hoping for similar success with their joint simulator venture.

Brabham BT19, Photographer: Ross McGregor

Brabham Motorsport and Base Performance Simulators TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONs

  • BPS powder-coated steel frame
  • BPS carbon fibre, two-pedal, pedal box with electric adjustment
  • Simucube 2 PRO steering motor
  • Precision SIM GPX steering wheel
  • BPS carbon fibre seat
  • Samsung 49” curved gaming monitor
  • High specification gaming computer
  • Cambridge Audio speaker system
  • Sennheiser PC373D 7.1 headset
  • Installation and Delivery – UK only
  • 12 Months Warranty and telephone support

Featured image: Race winner Niki Lauda (AUT) Brabham BT46B was allowed to keep the result despite the controversial fan at the rear apparently declared illegal and not raced again. Swedish Grand Prix, Rd 8, Anderstorp, Sweden, 17 June 1978 – ID: 1016248993, Photographer: David Phipps Motorsport Images

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