Team Abba Racing’s Richard Neary and Sam Neary ended their Intelligent Money British GT season with a further podium (3rd overall) in the season’s final race at Donington Park this weekend (16th/17th October).
The father and son pairing started the race on Silver-Am class pole and P3 overall, their best qualifying performance to date.
Having started the season with the aim of achieving a podium the team achieved an overall race win, second and third place and finished second in the Pro-Am championship.
In 2020 Sam Neary proved a revelation during his maiden British GT campaign and his ability in wet and changeable conditions was comparable with far more experienced factory drivers, while his pace in the dry also took a notable step forward as the season progressed.
This year Sam was selected to join the Motorsport UK Academy’s Team UK Futures programme, the governing body’s talent development pathway that equips the UK’s most promising young drivers with the knowledge, skills and attitude needed to maximise their performance https://www.motorsportuk.org/news/motorsport-uk-academy-selections-2021/
This year nineteen-year-old Sam has joined the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) as a Rising Star. The BRDC Rising Stars are aged under 24 and viewed as the `future of the club’, taking their motor racing seriously and aiming for a professional career within the sport.
Commenting on the prestigious appointment Sam Neary said: “This is a huge honour, and I am very pleased to know that my achievements to date having been recognised by such an influential organisation; I am really looking forward to representing the BRDC.”