Andy Neate

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Andy Neate
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Nationality  British
Born (1974-08-19) 19 August 1974 (age 39)
Aylesbury (England)
2014 British Touring Car Championship
Debut season 2001
Current team Team Club 44
Car no. 44
Former teams MG KX Momentum Racing
Team Aon
West Surrey Racing
Daniels Motorsport
Starts 99
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 16th in 2012
Previous series
2008
2006
2004
2002
1999
1997
Porsche Carrera Cup GB
Ford Fiesta Championship
Renault Clio Cup
British GT Championship
Formula Opel Europa Cup
Formula First
Championship titles
2006 Ford Fiesta Zetec

Andrew Neate (born 19 August 1974 in Aylesbury) is a British racing driver and businessman, who has driven in several different series throughout his career. He is a Director of lighting company Ceravision.

Racing career[edit]

After first racing in karting, he drove in Formula First in 1997. In 1999 he went onto the Formula Opel Europa Cup and a year later he drove in the Ford Fiesta Championship. He drove in some rounds of the Production class for the BTCC in a Team CAM Mitsubishi Carisma. For 2002 he moved up to the British GT Championship, driving a Marcos Mantis. In 2004 he joined the TOCA tour with both the Renault Clio Cup and the SEAT Cupra Championship. He got a drive in 2005, in the British Touring Car Championship for Team Nuts with Daniels Motorsport in a former works Vauxhall Astra Coupe. He only drove in three rounds, finishing eighteenth in the championship with one point. In 2006 he won the Ford Fiesta Championship title, and finished first in class at the Britcar 24 Hours in a Honda Civic Type R, as well as driving at Silverstone in the SEAT Cupra Championship. A year later he raced again in the SEATs, Fiestas and the Britcar 24 in a Mosler GT3 RS where he finished second. He drove in two rounds of the Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain for Red Line Racing.

2008 accident[edit]

At the start of the 2008 Britcar 24 Hours at Silverstone, he was involved in a serious accident at the start of the race. He suffered terrible injuries including a broken neck from which he spent the next eighteen months recovering. He was in talks with West Surrey Racing to drive a BMW 320si in the BTCC in 2009 prior to the Britcar event, but the deal could not be completed due to his injury.[1]

BTCC return[edit]

After recovering from his injury, Neate completed a deal to drive for WSR in the 2010 British Touring Car Championship season.[1] Neate is the Chief Technology Officer for WSR team sponsors Ceravision.[2] At Oulton Park he finished 9th, but was disqualified for causing an avoidable accident with Andrew Jordan.[3]

For the 2011 season, Neate switched to Team Aon in the 'Global' Ford Focus, partnering Tom Chilton and Tom Onslow-Cole. 2011 was another difficult year for Neate, he struggled to score points and was involved in many accidents. However, he qualified third at Oulton Park but lost many positions during the first race and only finished ninth, on the last lap he was involved in a major collision with Jeff Smith which resulted in the car of Tom Boardman being written off after he was collected by Smith. At Rockingham, Neate was fined £1,500 for using abusive language towards Alex MacDowall after a dispute over an incident on track.[4] His pace improved during the Brands Hatch meeting, however he lost out on a podium position after losing control of his car.

For the 2012 season, Neate joined the new manufacturer MG team run by Triple Eight Race Engineering alongside Jason Plato.[5] He had another unsuccessful season, finishing sixteenth in the championship whilst his teammate Plato finished third. During the off-season it was confirmed that Neate would not be driving for the MG team in 2013, although he will remain in the championship.[6] On 9 January it was announced that Neate was forming his own team for the 2013 season, and would drive a NGTC-specification Chevrolet Cruze.[7]

Racing record[edit]

Complete British Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) Races in bold indicate pole position (1 point awarded – 2001 all races, 2005–present just for first race, 2001 in class) Races in italics indicate fastest lap (1 point awarded all races, 2001 in class) * signifies that driver lead race for at least one lap (1 point awarded all races)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 DC Pts
2001 Cranfield Automotive Management Mitsubishi Carisma P BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

Ret
THR
1
THR
2
OUL
1

DNS
OUL
2

DNS
SIL
1
SIL
2
MON
1
MON
2
DON
1
DON
2
KNO
1
KNO
2
SNE
1
SNE
2
CRO
1
CRO
2
OUL
1
OUL
2
SIL
1
SIL
2
DON
1
DON
2
BRH
1
BRH
2
NC 0
2005 Team Nuts with Daniels Motorsport Vauxhall Astra Coupé DON
1
DON
2
DON
3
THR
1
THR
2
THR
3
BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
OUL
1
OUL
2
OUL
3
CRO
1
CRO
2
CRO
3
MON
1
MON
2
MON
3
SNE
1
SNE
2
SNE
3
KNO
1
KNO
2
KNO
3
SIL
1
SIL
2
SIL
3
BRH
1

12
BRH
2

10
BRH
3

11
18th 1
2010 WSR BMW 320si THR
1

10
THR
2

14
THR
3

11
ROC
1

Ret
ROC
2

11
ROC
3

9
BRH
1

14
BRH
2

Ret
BRH
3

13
OUL
1

11
OUL
2

17
OUL
3

DSQ
CRO
1

17
CRO
2

10
CRO
3

Ret
SNE
1

13
SNE
2

13
SNE
3

10
SIL
1

15
SIL
2

Ret
SIL
3

14
KNO
1

12
KNO
2

12
KNO
3

13
DON
1

15
DON
2

15
DON
3

Ret
BRH
1

12
BRH
2

10
BRH
3

12
18th 6
2011 Team Aon Ford Focus BRH
1

11
BRH
2

12
BRH
3

15
DON
1

14
DON
2

11
DON
3

Ret
THR
1

16
THR
2

13
THR
3

12
OUL
1

9
OUL
2

15
OUL
3

6
CRO
1

Ret
CRO
2

9
CRO
3

Ret
SNE
1

16
SNE
2

Ret
SNE
3

Ret
KNO
1

14
KNO
2

15
KNO
3

13
ROC
1

11
ROC
2

Ret
ROC
3

DNS
BRH
1

9
BRH
2

9
BRH
3

Ret
SIL
1

9
SIL
2

11
SIL
3

Ret
18th 15
2012 MG KX Momentum Racing MG6 GT BRH
1

12
BRH
2

14
BRH
3

14
DON
1

16
DON
2

12
DON
3

Ret
THR
1

16
THR
2

16
THR
3

Ret
OUL
1

7
OUL
2

Ret
OUL
3

Ret
CRO
1

6
CRO
2

9
CRO
3

9*
SNE
1

15
SNE
2

12
SNE
3

15
KNO
1

Ret
KNO
2

12
KNO
3

15
ROC
1

7
ROC
2

Ret
ROC
3

14
SIL
1

12
SIL
2

18
SIL
3

Ret
BRH
1

13
BRH
2

12
BRH
3

Ret
16th 79
2013 Team Club 44 Chevrolet Cruze BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
DON
1
DON
2
DON
3
THR
1
THR
2
THR
3
OUL
1
OUL
2
OUL
3
CRO
1
CRO
2
CRO
3
SNE
1

22
SNE
2

17
SNE
3

16
KNO
1
KNO
2
KNO
3
ROC
1

Ret
ROC
2

DNS
ROC
3

DNS
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

17
SIL
3

18
BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
34th 0

* Season in progress.

Complete SEAT Cupra Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position – 2007 in class) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap in class – 1 point awarded all races, 2007 in class)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Pts
2004 Create Online SEAT León Cupra BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

DNS
SIL
1

15
SIL
2

9
OUL
1

Ret
OUL
2

9
CRO
1
CRO
2
KNO
1
KNO
2
DON
1
DON
2
17th 8
2006 New ERA/CMS Motorsport SEAT León Cupra BRH
1
BRH
2
OUL
1
OUL
2
THR
1
THR
2
CRO
1
CRO
2
DON
1
DON
2
SNE
1
SNE
2
KNO
1
KNO
2
BRH
1
BRH
2
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

DNS
NC 0
2007 CMS Motorsport SEAT León Cupra Cupra
R
BRH
1
BRH
2
ROC
1
ROC
2
THR
1
THR
2
CRO
1
CRO
2
OUL
1

Ret
OUL
2

18
DON
1
DON
2
SNE
1
SNE
2
BRH
1
BRH
2
KNO
1
KNO
2
THR
1
THR
2
NC† 0†

† Not eligible for points.

Complete Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position – 1 point awarded in first race) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap – 1 point awarded all races)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pos Pts
2008 Redline Racing Porsche 997 GT3 BRH
1
BRH
2
ROC
1
ROC
2
DON
1
DON
2
THR
1
THR
2
CRO
1
CRO
2
SNE
1

10
SNE
2

Ret
OUL
1
OUL
2
KNO
1
KNO
2
SIL
1
SIL
2
BRH
1
BRH
2
24th 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b O'Leary, Jamie (2010-02-22). "Neate to race for WSR in 2010". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2010-02-22. 
  2. ^ "Board of Directors". ceravision.com. Ceravision. Archived from the original on 7 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-19. 
  3. ^ O'Leary, Jamie (2010-06-07). "Neate loses points from final race". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Archived from the original on 10 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-19. 
  4. ^ Hudson, Neil (19 September 2011). "MacDowall and Neate punished for race one clash". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  5. ^ Hudson, Neil (25 January 2012). "Triple Eight to run MGs for Plato & Neate". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  6. ^ Hudson, Neil (28 November 2012). "Andy Neate leaves Triple Eight MG squad". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Andy Neate establishes own BTCC team for 2013 season". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). 9 January 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 

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