Almost a month after his horrific accident at the start of the Britcar 24 Hours at Silverstone, Andy Neate has been released from hospital and returned home to continue his recuperation with his family.

Neate was left seriously injured following the incident back on 20 September when the TVR Sagaris he was driving suffered a spin while avoiding another car at the start of the race and was collected at high-speed by the Ginetta of Richard Dean.

Having been airlifted to hospital, Neate was then placed into an induced coma with a serious injury to his neck.

That was the start of a long road to recovery as his condition gradually improved and he underwent surgery on his injuries. Having been moved to a trauma ward, Neate was then able to get back on his feet and started making trips to the hospital gym and was then released to go home on 20 October [Monday]

"I've had a busy couple of days caring for Andy who was discharged from Hospital late on Monday evening!" his wife Sara posted on a range of motor sport forums. "He is now on familiar ground to continue his recovery and although we still have a way to go, least he is home.

"He does want to write himself but is just not up to it at the minute so until he is, I just wanted to let you all know."