The young member of the famous Brabham dynasty heads to Long Beach in search of his second career Indy Lights victory.
Matthew Brabham will return with Andretti Autosport to tackle the second round of the Indy Lights season at Long Beach this weekend.
He will pilot the No. 83 Stellrecht Company Mazda, hoping to improve on his results from the St. Pete season-opener where the 21-year-old placed 11th and seventh. Last year, he managed a podium result of third on the iconic street circuit.
"I am incredibly happy and grateful to be heading to Long Beach, a big thanks must go to Bob Stellrecht for believing in me and giving me this opportunity," said Brabham in a release from the team. "I am confident we will be right up there at the top and fighting competitively.
"The team has been doing a great job and we were constantly learning and improving the car at St Pete. It is an awesome race car and I couldn't imagine anything better than muscling it around the wall jungle of Long Beach.”
“Matt is a good kid; always hungry for that win,” said team owner Michael Andretti. “We’re happy to be able to have him come back for Long Beach. We’d love to have the sponsorship to run him the remainder of the season, and are working hard on it. Hopefully something will come through for him.”