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Updated: Apr 30, 2019

British driver Abbie Eaton will be forced to sit out the Dunlop Super2 round at Barbagallo Raceway this weekend due to financial struggles.

British driver Abbie Eaton will not contest the second round of the Dunlop Super2 Series this weekend at the PIRTEK Perth SuperNight.

Eaton made her debut in the class with Matt Stone Racing in Adelaide last month, in a one-off deal with a view to continuing.

However the 27-year-old has not been able to raise the funds for Round 2, with MSR scaling back to two cars for Ash Walsh and Joel Heinrich.

A best finish of 14th for Eaton came in the opening race of the campaign, followed by a DNF in Race 2 and 18th in Race 3.

Eaton has long held an ambition to race in Supercars, and completed tests with MSR and Walkinshaw Andretti United late last year before eventually securing an Adelaide drive.

She undertook a test day at Barbagallo in a Radical sportscar in late March as part of preparations for the race meeting, while she searched for budget.

Eaton has previously found widespread television attention by starring as test driver on the second and third seasons of the TV show "The Grand Tour".

In her words:

“ I’m afraid I won’t be out in Perth for @Super2Series next weekend due to a lack of budget. ⁣ Thanks to Blackwoods, @mismotorsport, @MSR_Supercars, my team & all involved in giving me a little taste of what @supercars is all about. Back to the drawing board "



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