Hunter Ab­bott signs with Power Maxed for BTCC

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Hunter Ab­bott will re­turn to the Bri­tish Tour­ing Car Cham­pi­onship this sea­son at the wheel of a Power Maxed Rac­ing Chevro­let Cruze.

The 35-year-old, who has raced for the pre­vi­ous two sea­sons in a Rob Austin Rac­ing Audi A4, is aim­ing to test the car be­fore the end of the month. Ab­bott says that he is aim­ing for podium fin­ishes this year.

“If you look at the progress that the team has made over the last sea­son, then it is clearly a squad that is go­ing places,” said Ab­bott. “I will have to get used to front-wheel drive, but we have test­ing in place so that shouldn’t be a prob­lem. The en­gi­neer­ing ex­per­tise at the team is strong, and [team prin­ci­pal] Adam Weaver is very en­thu­si­as­tic about the pro­ject. I hope that we can be in the hunt for top five fin­ishes and maybe even a podium.”

Power Maxed Rac­ing has yet to re­veal de­tails of a se­cond driver for 2016.

Ab­bott will run in a Cruze

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