Honda BTCC team splits with Neate

Honda Yuasa Racing will be down to two cars for the remainder of the 2016 BTCC season after the team parted ways with Andy Neate with immediate effect.

Series returnee Neate had joined the team in February this year, but failed to score any points in the opening round of the championship at Brands Hatch.

Teammates Matt Neal and Gordon Shedden are first and second in the standings after the first three races of the season, Shedden winning the second race.

No reason was given for the split.

"Series organiser TOCA has been kept aware of developments throughout the process and has agreed to the withdrawal of the car from the remainder of the 2016 championship, and has subsequently recalled the loaned TBL (TOCA BTCC Licence) associated with that entry," BTCC organisers said on Wednesday.

"This loaned TBL shall be re-allocated by TOCA from the next event (Thruxton) to another team/entry for the rest of the season – details of which will be announced in due course."

Neate's departure reduces the size of the field to 31 cars for this weekend's Donington Park round.



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