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Abbie Eaton: Grand Tour Racing Driver Gives Update On Debilitating Back Injury After Crash

Abbie Eaton became a TV star when she became the official racing driver of The Grand Tour alongside Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May, and this success was quickly followed by Abbie joining the W Series.

But after an incident in Austin, Texas, where Abbie’s car hit a kerb at turn 15 of the Circuit of Americas, she sustained two fractured vertebrae. This forced her to temporarily end her racing career to undergo a host of physical therapy to help her heal. A GoFundMe was setup on her behalf by a friend which raised almost £30,000 from 678 donations, and now she’s given her fans an update on her health via her Twitter account.

“Just did a full rehab session with my brace off,” she posted. “Yaaaasssssss”

This came only days after she revealed she hadn’t driven a car in 9 weeks – something that’s surely very difficult to comprehend as a talented driving enthusiast.

Abbie and her partner Jessica Hawkins both contracted COVID-19 over the Christmas holidays, and while the severity of their symptoms weren’t revealed, Abbie posted a light-hearted message on her Twitter revealing the positive test.

We hope this success continues, and will be watching Abbie’s social sites as she updates her fans on her journey back to full health.

Alex Harrington

Alex started racing at a young age so certainly knows his way around a car and a track. He can just about put a sentence together too, which helps. He has a great interest in the latest models, but would throw all of his money at a rusty old French classic and a 300ZX. Contact: [email protected]

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  1. Hi Abbie hope you and Jessica get well soon i like watching you on the grand tour hope you your family and Jessica family are staying safe

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