WATCH: BRABHAM SETS PHILLIP ISLAND OUTRIGHT LAP RECORD

Ride on board with Tim Slade as he sets a new Phillip Island outright lap record in the Brabham BT62. Pic: Blend Line TV

THE outright lap record at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit that has stood since 2000 has been broken by Tim Slade at the wheel of the Brabham BT62.

The CoolDrive Supercars racer was competing at this weekend’s Victorian State Circuit Racing Championship round at which the BT62 was making its Australian racing debut.

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He set a 1m24.0607s lap in Sunday’s opening MG and Invited British Sportscars race, the category into which the Brabham had been placed for this weekend.

Slade set the mark on lap three of the five-lap race and won by 22 seconds over Jason Holmes’ MG ZR.

Watch the full lap from external cameras and from the Brabham’s in-car camera in the player below!

The previous Phillip Island outright lap record was set in 2000 by Simon Wills in a Birrana Racing Reynard 94D Formula Holden, a lap time of 1m24.2214s.

Slade will return to the wheel of his regular CoolDrive Mustang for next weekend’s round of the Repco Supercars Championship at Winton.

Relive the full race where Slade carves through the field of MGs in the player below:

With over 20 years in the Australian motorsport industry, Noonan is the head of V8 Sleuth. He’s held a range of roles including working in television with Seven and Ten, print media and public relations. With a specialty in Australian motorsport history, he’s known around racing paddocks as ’the Sleuth’ and started his motorsport media career in 1997.