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Old 1 Nov 2002, 09:56 (Ref:419184)   #1
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Geoff Brabham - Retired

I read in Motor Racing Australia today that Geoff Brabham has retired.

A shame he has given it away, because he has had a very good career. 4 IMSA GT-P title's for Nissan between 1988-1991, won the 1992 Le Mans 24 Hours for Peugeot, won the Bathurst 1000 for BMW, started in 10 or so Indianapolis 500s, with a best result of 4th (behind fellow Aussie Vern Schuppan) in 1983. That was an especially good effort because at the start of the month he didn't have a ride, but John Paul Jr crashed and broke a leg, allowing Geoff to replace him in the Team VDS Penske. Plus many other great achievements. A pity he didn't get many drives after BMW pulled out of Super Touring, was rumoured to get a some good drives, but they never came off.

His choice, but a shame he bowed out in such a low key way, but a great driver.

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Old 1 Nov 2002, 11:38 (Ref:419241)   #2
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Apologies - wrong Brabham... - cancelled previous message

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Old 1 Nov 2002, 11:40 (Ref:419243)   #3
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I think you've got the wrong brother there RaceTime
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Old 1 Nov 2002, 11:44 (Ref:419250)   #4
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Oops - have too - apologies - now lets see if I can cancel it

Yep - all gone...sorry about that - now, where are my reading glasses!

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Old 1 Nov 2002, 23:31 (Ref:419920)   #5
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yeah a shame that geoff really couldnt get his aussie careerr off and going in V8's or something , he did well in the BMW team and was impressive in his few drives in a V8 , but he has nothing to prove he has had a fantastic career and I hope he enjoys his retirement
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Old 2 Nov 2002, 09:58 (Ref:420040)   #6
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He should have got a drive in both the 1998 and 1999 ASTC's.
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He should have got a drive in both the 1998 and 1999 ASTC's.
What did he do to deserve that punishment?
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LMAO , now now super touring isnt that bad LOL

a drive is a drive after all
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Yeah heaps funny Morry, you think of that one by yourself.

Brabham had a great career, and something more special I hope can be arranged for his retirement, with so many achievements listed. A drive in the 98 or 99 ASTC would have been amazing, he could have joined Paul in 99, what a great team that would have been.
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What does someone like that do when they retire. I hope he's invested some of what he earned racing in the States.
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Another Loss to the world of motorsport.
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So long as he doesn't come back for the money
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I beliueve he is a driving instructor somewhere in queensland , but I could be wrong, I hope he enjoys his retirement anyway
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Isn't there an official BMW approved driving school in Qld somewhere ?
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Isn't there an official BMW approved driving school in Qld somewhere ?
No they do a travelling roadshow around the country that he is a part of. The previous BMW Driver Training Centre at Norwell became the Mercedes Benz and now the Holden Driver Training Centre
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