She is going to drive the automotive within the new Praga class inside the Britcar championship, with former LMP3 and Ginetta GT5 racer Charlie Martin, YouTube and Esports star Jimmy Broadbent, ex-SAS adventurer and explorer Jay Morton, and supercar influencer and businessman Mr JWW additionally a part of Praga’s Visitor Driver Programme.
Eaton will steadiness her driving duties in Britcar alongside these within the W Collection, having deliberate to contest the all-female class final 12 months earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic pressured its cancellation.
Previous to 2020, she had most lately made one-off appearances within the Super2 Collection – the help championship for the premier Australian Supercars collection – Jaguar I-PACE eTrophy and TitansRX rallycross collection, in addition to being the The Grand Tour’s official take a look at driver.
She will probably be partnered in Britcar by Gordie Mutch, a race winner within the Ginetta GT5 Problem final season and in addition a member of Romain Grosjean’s R8G Esports programme.
“I’m actually excited to be racing the brand new Praga R1 within the Britcar Endurance Championship this season,” stated Eaton, whose final title success was the Mazda MX-5 Supercup in 2014.
“I had the prospect to check the automotive at Donington Park on the finish of 2020 and it’s simply an unbelievable automotive to drive. Racing in a grid of 10 R1s goes to be fairly an expertise.
“W Collection is on the Formulation 1 calendar this 12 months and that can contain lots of travelling. I’ll miss some Britcar races consequently, so I’m aiming to stand up to hurry as rapidly as potential and put my team-mate Gordie in an incredible place to complete the job.”
Eaton will drive the fifth-generation version of the Czech sportscar manufacturer’s R1 model – a automotive that has undergone in depth improvement work in a lot of areas, resembling improved aerodynamics, higher electronics and boasting a bigger gas tank.
The 2-litre Renault engine, which produces 365bhp, is without doubt one of the few components to stay the identical.
Mark Harrison, managing director of Praga Automobiles UK, stated: “It is a very sturdy driver line-up and will probably be a crew to observe this season.
“Abbie has an enormous quantity of expertise internationally and passing on that have will probably be key to a profitable season for this automotive.”