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Sir Jack Brabham to be honoured at Silverstone Classic

Sir Jack Brabham to be honoured at Silverstone Classic

Sir Jack Brabham will be honoured later this month at the award-winning Silverstone Classic.

The three-time Formula One World Champion died in May aged 88 and remains the first and only man to win an F1 race driving one of his own cars.

The Australian legend, nicknamed 'Black Jack', won 14 Grand Prix races throughout his career.

The two Historic Grand Prix Cars Association races, for pre-1966 rear-engined F1 cars, have been dedicated to Brabham. They will be renamed the Jack Brabham Memorial Trophy For HGPCA Pre '66 Grand Prix Cars, and the prizes will be presented by David Brabham, the youngest of his three sons.

David, an ex-F1 driver and Le Mans winner, will help to head the record parade of more than 100 Grand Prix cars, driving his father's Brabham BT24 from 1967. Sir Stirling Moss will also join the parade, behind the wheel of an iconic Maserati 250F.

The event takes place from 25th to 27th July and David said: "The Silverstone Classic this year will be a very special event. It will be an amazing experience for me to be part of the massive parade, driving the Brabham BT24 in honour of my father.

"There will also be quite a few cars in the parade that my dad drove through the years, so it will be good to see all of those as well. Jack meant a lot to a lot of people around the world and this is another great celebration of the man and his success."

Nick Wigley, event director, said: "Whether it's through his own outstanding achievements or via the cars that hail from the company he founded, Jack Brabham will always be a motor sport colossus and we are privileged to be honouring his legacy at this year's Silverstone Classic."

For more information or to buy tickets visit www.silverstoneclassic.com