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Team Abba Racing doubles up for Brands

Team Abba Racing will return as a two-car entry for the Intelligent Money British GT Championship round at Brands Hatch this month (9th/10th September).

The team will run its Mercedes AMG GT4 for the Pro-AM pairing of Michael Broadhurst and Ed McDermott for the final two British GT rounds this season.

The return to Abba Racing by McDermott follows some earlier testing with the team in 2022 and an end of season partnering with Sam Neary where the duo achieved a podium finish at Donington Park in GT Cup Championship. Now the team aims to bring some new impetus to McDermott and Broadhurst’s 2023 GT racing season.

Richard Neary, Team Principal said: “It’s good to be back out with Ed, this time partnering with Mikey. Having worked together previously we know how each other tick and hopefully we can deliver a good result for them at Brands.

“Having raced in British GT for many seasons we know the stresses and strains that can arise at any given moment in a race weekend so we have staffed and geared up to be fully prepared at all times. As Team principal as well as the GT3 AM driver I know how important it is to have defined roles within our structure so that I can step in and out of running the car at any given moment of a race. We are confident that the team we have will deliver a professional race experience for all our drivers.”

McDermott and Broadhurst have raced in GT4 with One Motorsport for most of the 2023 season, achieving a class win and 2nd overall at the prestigious Silverstone 500 round. They also came close to class win at Oulton Park.

Commenting on the decision to switch Ed said: “I have raced with Team Abba in the past and we not only had a great time but some success too. I am looking forward to working with Richard and the team again”.

AM driver McDermott began GT racing in 2021 and has competed in GT Cup and British GT. Broadhurst’s GT career began in 2008 and to date he has secured nine race wins and 16 podiums.

The familiar father-son duo of Richard and Sam Neary will continue to race the family-run Mercedes-AMG GT3 which underwent an upgrade earlier this year. Although any championship hopes have gone for this season, they will be looking for another British GT win at Brands Hatch next week, having narrowly missed out last year. Their penultimate lap retirement, while leading, was an undoubted disappointment but it did highlight the team’s knack for consistently troubling the factory-supported crews.

Twenty-one year old Sam Neary is also competing in GT World Challenge Europe this year and took his first podium in the championship at Monza, Italy in April this year.

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