Matt Brabham relished his chance to get back behind the wheel of a GT3 car with CRP Racing this weekend for the Pirelli World Challenge in Utah.
The CRP Racing team started this weekend with a refreshed driver line up for the SprintX finale.
Brabham, who had driven for the team in the last round was paired with experienced American driver, Michael Cooper.
Cooper qualified the DeVilbiss AMG GT3 in seventh for round nine of the series, however a five-place grid penalty moved them back to 12th. The penalty was carried over from an incident in the last round.
The team’s chances in the first race on Saturday were dashed with a power steering failure, Cooper was able to make his way through the field and was sitting in 6th before the problem.
The Mercedes AMG-GT3 was then repaired and ready for Brabham to start the second race of the weekend, earlier today from 10th.
He avoided an incident in the first corner, where another car spun and proceeded to move up three spots before handing the DeVilbiss entry over to Cooper.
Cooper brought the car home in 8th position overall and 6th in the Pro-Pro class.
Brabham now prepares to defend his championship lead in the Stadium SUPER Trucks series in two weeks at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin (23-25 August).
Brabham’s 2018 campaigns are supported by DeVilbiss, the Preston Group, Gale Pacific, Coolaroo, The Boat Works, PIRTEK and the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, of which he is a proud ambassador.
WHAT MATT HAD TO SAY…
“It was great to get the experience and the seat time this weekend,” said Brabham.
“I’m grateful for DeVilbiss, team owner Nick Short and the team for giving me the opportunity to get back in the seat for this round and having me on board.
“I’m happy with my performance, and there were a few positives to take away from the weekend. I was competitive and quick in the car.
“I’m confident now with this experience that I can jump into other GT3 cars and be competitive.”