Makeover for Abigail

Wednesday 12th September, 2018 - 3:19pm

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‘Abigail’, a familiar sight at Touring Car Masters races, has undergone a makeover in preparation for next weekend’s Sandown Raceway event which includes a new engine.

The striking Ferrari Rosso Corsa Red Falcon XY GTHO driven by experienced driver Andrew “Fishtail” Fisher has been on the engine dyno and Andrew said he will have more horsepower at his disposal than the previous block.

Unfortunately, there hasn’t been enough time to test the Life Choices Foundation-Jesus Racing entry, with the new engine so the practice sessions at Sandown will be the engine’s first outing,
“We’ve made some gains and we’ll be learning more about the new set up of the car each time we go out on the track. I’m happy to have more power but it is also reliability that leads to wins and championship you points so we’ll be aiming for a trouble free weekend.”

“We had a win in the series last time we were at Sandown so we will be aiming for more silverware”.

Abigail’s makeover extends throughout the rest of the car: the team has installed a limited slip differential, re-sized the brake master cylinders, and updated the look with a tweak of the livery and black wheels.

After the race weekend Andrew will stay on in Melbourne to present the Life Choices program at schools and gaols (he speaks to around 20,000 young people and thousands of inmates every year challenging them to make good choices in life…to date he has spoken to more than 300,000 young people). Andrew’s presentation focuses on happiness, well being and helping young people to take control of their lives in what can be a complex world. Driver safety is also a part of the message. Then, Andrew will head to the Bathurst region to speak to young people in the lead up to the Bathurst TCM round.

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