BTCC man Ab­bott joins Grasser Lam­borgh­ini for Bri­tish GT at Spa

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Bri­tish Tour­ing Car Cham­pi­onship racer Hunter Ab­bott will take part in the next round of the Bri­tish GT Cham­pi­onship at Spa at the wheel of a Grasser Rac­ing Lam­borgh­ini Hu­ra­can.

The 35-year-old will join the Aus­trian team’s reg­u­lar racer, Swiss driver Rolf Ine­ichen, for the two-hour race in the Ar­dennes. Ab­bott, who raced GT cars be­tween 2006 and 2009, usu­ally races a Power Maxed Rac­ing Chevro­let Cruze in the BTCC.

Ab­bott said: “My old GT en­gi­neer works for Grasser, and he got in touch about this chance. We are in the mid­dle of a long break be­tween BTCC races and this fit­ted in per­fectly for me.

“It will be the first time that I have driven a car with all the elec­tronic giz­mos and things like that, so it will be a challenge. But what bet­ter a track to ex­pe­ri­ence that on than at Spa.”

Ab­bott will race a Hu­ra­can

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