Sabre Formula Vee brand sold to Junior Racing Developments


Prolific Australian open-wheeler constructor, Borland Racing Developments (BRD), has sold its successful Sabre Formula Vee brand to long-time racing associates, Junior Racing Developments (JRD).

The sale inaugurates a new name for the brand in Sabre Racing Cars, and will see JRD taking over manufacture and development rights of the Sabres 01 and 02 from BRD – including the production of fresh chassis and spare parts.

BRD and Sabre founder, Mike Borland, said of the sale, “It is now the right time to pass the baton to a younger team to push the brand forward to the next level.

“The Reinhardts have run Sabres for over 20 years and supplied us with the VW running gear to run Sabres, so it is a logical progression for them to move into manufacturing cars and they are a perfect fit.”

Michael Reinhardt of JRD said, “Sabre Racing Cars is honoured that Mike and Tracey Borland have entrusted us with the custodianship of the marque Sabre Formula Vee brand and racing car which they have worked tirelessly building for 30 years.

“We will continue to engineer and build Sabres and all spare parts to the exacting high standards set by Borland Racing Developments and look forward to the exciting challenges of on-going development and increased on-track performance.

“With 21 Sabre 02’s racing around Australia we are looking forward to helping as many drivers as possible to get into the class leading Sabre 02 chassis along with exploring export opportunities”.

Sabre Formula Vees have been an integral pillar of Borland Racing Developments for over 30-years, constructing over 45 Formula Vees and claiming more than 20 State and National Championships.

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