Neate quit the BTCC to sup­port kart­ing son

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Andy Neate has quit the BTCC to con­cen­trate on the ca­reer of his kart­ing son Ai­den, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment from the driver.

Neate took part in the open­ing round of the se­ries at Brands Hatch at the be­gin­ning of April, but his deal to drive with Team Dy­nam­ics in a Honda Civic Type R fell apart in the build up to Doning­ton Park. The TOCA BTCC Li­cence as­so­ci­ated with the en­try has been awarded to the Eurotech Rac­ing team ( see above).

Neate, 41, said he would now con­cen­trate on his son’s ca­reer as he tack­les For­mula Kart Stars. Neate said: “While the guys at Honda and Dy­nam­ics have been great, your heart has got to be in some­thing to com­mit fully.

“With so much go­ing on, my lack of full com­mit­ment and fo­cus on the job isn’t the best way for­ward. I’m go­ing to en­joy watch­ing my lit­tle man take the reins. I got so much joy see­ing him get his first Bri­tish podium re­cently.”

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