Born in Great Britain, Brabham raced in Australian Formula Ford (1982), two seasons in British Formula Ford 2000, three seasons in British Formula Three (2nd in 1988 with 4 wins) and one season in British Formula 3000. He also entered odd races in other categories. He tried but failed to qualify for 2 Formula One grands prix with Life. He also raced in sportscars and CART with limited success before retiring from racing in 1995 to teach advanced driver training. He is best known for being the son of racing legend Jack Brabham OBE.