McDermott and Broadhurst make Abba switch for final two rounds

McDermott and Broadhurst make Abba switch for final two rounds

Team Abba Racing will field a second Intelligent Money British GT Championship entry for the first time at Brands Hatch where it also makes its GT4 debut with Ed McDermott and Mikey Broadhurst.

The Pro-Am title contenders have switched teams for the final two rounds after contesting the first five events with One Motorsport.

However, McDermott and Abba do have recent history together after testing and then racing a Mercedes-AMG GT4 in GT Cup’s 2022 Donington finale where McDermott and Sam Neary claimed a class podium.

The latter is on the other side of the family outfit’s garage with Richard Neary at Brands where a fuel pump failure cruelly denied the father-son duo victory 12 months ago. Now updated to Evo spec, their Mercedes-AMG GT3 should be a contender again next weekend.

McDermott and Broadhurst, meanwhile, are part of GT4’s competitive four-way Pro-Am championship battle. 27 points behind leaders Michael Johnston and Chris Salkeld, they now require a big result at Brands if they’re to remain in contention come Donington.

“I have raced with Team Abba in the past and we not only had a great time but some success too,” said McDermott. “I am looking forward to working with Richard and the team again.”

Abba first contested British GT3 in 2016 but is yet to race its GT4 or field more than one entry in the flagship series.

“It’s good to be back out with Ed, this time partnering with Mikey,” said Neary Snr, who combines driving duties with that of team principal. “Having worked together previously we know how each other tick and hopefully we can deliver a good result for them at Brands.

“Having raced in British GT for many seasons we know the stresses and strains that can arise at any given moment in a race weekend so we have staffed and geared up to be fully prepared at all times. As team principal as well as the GT3 Am driver I know how important it is to have defined roles within our structure so that I can step in and out of running the car at any given moment of a race. We are confident that the team we have will deliver a professional race experience for all our drivers.”

Saturday’s qualifying session and Sunday’s race are both live on SRO’s GT World YouTube channel and Sky Sports F1.