Team Abba Racing will return to the Intelligent Money British GT Championship in 2022 with the family run team running their Mercedes AMG GT3 for father and son pairing, Richard and Sam Neary.
Starting their third year in the championship will be looking to build on their positive 2021 season which saw them take their first win at Donington Park whilst also regularly running at the front of the field.
With both drivers making significant progress as drivers an overall title challenge is on the cards with 19 year old Sam Neary proving himself more than a match for the factory and pro-drivers in the field.
Richard Neary has also showed himself to be up to the challenge with strong performances all year making the team real contenders in 2022 for podium places.
“That’s certainly the aim,” confirmed Richard. “Last year I think our performances made a few people sit up and take notice of what a family team can achieve in British GT. We don’t have the time or budget to test as much as some of the other guys so it’s always really satisfying when we turn up on a race weekend and achieve good results.
“We had a few too many peaks and troughs last year, which we need to iron out. But if we can do that and grab a win or two along the way then we can certainly aim for a top-three championship finish. That would be an incredible achievement for a team like Abba given how strong we’re expecting British GT3 to be this year.”
His son is also eager to maintain the team’s momentum, which is now leading to opportunities elsewhere.
“Last year’s achievements opened a few doors for me outside of British GT,” revealed Sam. “That was always the hope – I’m young and naturally have ambitions to race elsewhere – so it’s nice that our performances haven’t gone unnoticed. I’ll be at the Dubai 24 Hours this weekend and had opportunities to do the Spa 24 Hours as well as Indy 8 Hours, amongst others, last season.
“Equally, I can’t afford to take my eye off the ball closer to home. British GT is a big deal for us and definitely my priority this year. We’re no longer the underdogs in some respects – 2021’s results marked us out as race winners and regular podium contenders, which is absolutely the level we should be targeting each and every weekend.”
Oulton Park hosts the opening round of this season’s Intelligent Money British GT Championship on April 16 & 18.
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