Leading Queensland property services and security company Eximm has become the first corporate to back racing superstar Abbie Eaton’s quest for a future drive in Australia’s prestige Supercars series.
The British motor racing identity, gender equity activist and the new test pilot on the world’s leading motor racing show The Grand Tour, is visiting Australia on a mission to secure a drive.
The 26-year-old was added to The Grand Tour cast in 2018 after a nine month audition of former F1, rally, stunt and test drivers ‘until we ended up with the fastest…’, according to host Jeremy Clarkson.
CEO Vicki Tod announced this morning that Eximm had agreed to support Abbie Eaton’s test drive with Queensland’s Matt Stone Racing in December at Queensland Raceway.
“It’s a small but significant step in Abbie’s journey to a potential Super2 drive with MSR in 2019 and then on to the main event in 2020,” Tod said.
“As someone who worked my way up to now lead Eximm, I understand the pressure and expectation Abbie may be feeling.
“However, she’s one serious young driver who was described by The Grand Tour host Jeremy Clarkson as phenomenal, so we can’t wait see her in action.”
Tod said that she also hoped Eximm’s seed investment would inspire other major businesses to come forward.
“If they’re able to secure the support they need, I know MSR will turn out a vehicle that will be competitive enough to put Abbie on the map.”
Eaton will attend the Coates Hire Newcastle 500 this weekend on 23-25 November.