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Brands Hatch delivers Neary success

The bank holiday weekend (29th/30th August) brought individual as well as team success for Team ABBA Racing’s Richard and Sam Neary in the third round of Intelligent Money 2020 British GT Championship at Brands Hatch. Some early overtaking by both drivers in the Team Abba Racing Mercedes AMG GT3 during the two-hour race saw Sam bring the car home in 7th place and third in the Pro/Am class. The weekend further demonstrated 18-year old Sam Neary’s pace; he set the second fastest time in Free Practice 1 and the fastest time in sector one in Free Practice 2. Not to be out done, Richard Neary set the fastest lap time of the AMs in qualifying and 6th overall - less than a tenth of a second behind

Wet weather brings out the best in Nearys

Donington Park’s wet and damp conditions certainly brought out the best in Team Abba Racing’s Neary pairing of Richard and Sam this weekend (15th/16th August) in the second round of the Intelligent Money 2020 British GT Championship. Having qualified lower down the grid that hoped, Richard Neary demonstrated his wet weather racing prowess taking the team’s Mercedes AMG GT3 from 12th to 6th in some difficult conditions in the opening hour of the two-hour format race. And like father like son, 18 year old Sam Neary’s wet weather pace was a match for the factory pros. He took the fastest lap and held onto the accolade until the next to last lap, only to be beaten by legendary pro driver Phil Ke

Positive start in BGT Championship for Neary pairing

It was a terrific start to the season for Team ABBA Racing in the opening round of the Intelligent Money 2020 British GT Championship this weekend (1st/2nd August 2020) achieving third place in Pro-Am class and eighth overall in race one. Richard Neary maintained qualifying position in the Team ABBA Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 at Oulton Park to hand over to son Sam, the youngest GT3 driver on the grid. Despite a faulty pit stop timer, which meant that Sam left the pits five seconds too late, he drove a competent stint to complete his first British GT race under massive pressure from Matt Griffiths in the chasing Ferrari GT3, taking P3 in the Pro-Am category. Race two carried different fortunes

 
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