Neate quit the BTCC to support karting son
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.”