McLaren Automotive signs Kenny Brack as test, development driver

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The 1999 Indianapolis 500 and 1998 IndyCar series champion, Kenny Brack, has a new role: McLaren Automotive test and development driver.

The British manufacturer is bringing on the Swede, who last raced competitively in the 2005 Indianapolis 500 as an injury fill-in for Buddy Rice, for an increased role after he’s had sporadic McLaren outings in the last couple years.

Last year, Brack drove the famous Goodwood Hill at the Festival of Speed with the McLaren F1 GTR ‘Longtail.’ This summer, he joined McLaren Automotive as a guest driver at the Festival of Speed to pilot the track-only McLaren P1™ GTR.

“I am extremely proud to join the McLaren family in a development role for the new product,” Brack said in a release. “Every McLaren is developed and built by a team of very passionate people, and to drive one is a true driver’s occasion.

“Throughout my career I’ve been very passionate about car development, so to work with McLaren feels like a great fit. I have every confidence that future McLaren models will continue to put a smile on the face on anyone who drives one.”

You can view Brack’s run at Goodwood in the video linked above.