Matthew Brabham will join AO Racing’s new LMP2 effort for the 2024 Michelin Endurance Cup Races, driving with the IMSA Weathertech SportsCar Championship full-season duo of PJ Hyett and Paul-Loup Chatin. Alex Quinn will complete the lineup in the No. 99 ORECA for the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Brabham, grandson of three-time Formula 1 champion Jack Brabham and son of four-time IMSA GTP Champion Geoff Brabham, has accrued his own list of accomplishments in professional motorsport, securing three Stadium Super Truck titles in addition to two junior open-wheel championships. Brabham will make his WeatherTech Championship debut with AO.
“I’ve actually had the pleasure of driving Rexy, and also nearly drove Roxy once,” said Brabham. “So to be joining AO on the LMP2 program is an absolute honor, and I can’t wait to see what they come up with in terms of the name and livery. I really want to thank PJ and Gunnar so much for having me onboard, I’ve worked with most of the team members before and feel welcomed and at home already. I’ve always wanted to race in IMSA and follow in the footsteps of my dad Geoff and uncle David. To finally be given the opportunity to do so is something really special to me, and I will be giving everything I have to try and add some history of my own. It’s going to be a challenge so I’m glad to be joining such a great group of people and some great teammates I can really lean on and learn from.”
After finishing second in the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup in 2023, rising star Alex Quinn will complete AO Racing’s lineup in January’s Rolex 24 At Daytona. Supporting PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports in the four endurance events on the IMSA calendar with Ben Keating and Chatin, Quinn’s support aided in the team’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship title.
“I’m incredibly happy to be joining AO Racing at Daytona,” said Quinn. “It’s an exciting time to be a part of this team, the beginning of their LMP2 journey and that is special for me. I had a great season last year racing with Paul-Loup, so it’s great to be back with him and then of course excited to get to work with PJ and Matt for the first time. Daytona is a special place and an incredible event, so I’m focused on doing a good job for the team.”
AO Racing made its debut in 2023 in the GTD class with a Porsche 911 GT3 R. With its ‘Rexy’ dinosaur-themed livery from Sebring onward, the team quickly became a fan favorite. The team is adding LMP2 to its program for 2024, and moving the Porsche to GTD PRO with Sebastian Priaulx and Laurin Heinrich.