Patron Highcroft Racing have been crowned as the new kings of the American Le Mans Series after Scott Sharp and David Brabham scored a second place finish today aboard their Acura ARX-02a to claim the driver’s, team’s and manufacturer’s title.
David Brabham started second aboard the Patron Highcroft Racing machine and despite being passed at one stage by the Lola of John Field, Brabham held second place during the opening stint.
However, shortly after the first pit stop on lap 35, the Australian was tagged by the Corvette of Oliver Gavin who slid down the inside of turn one, clipped the Acura and collected a number of GT cars.
Brabham was forced to make an unscheduled stop to remove a damaged piece of bodywork on lap 43 and had to make another stop on lap 55 to fix an electrical issue.
The two unscheduled stops pushed the Patron Highcroft squad down two laps but Brabham began a fightback, moving from sixth overall back into podium contention and second place in the LMP1 class by lap 87. MORE……………………………….