Bak­ing star Hol­ly­wood to get more club out­ings in As­ton Martin GT4

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Paul Hol­ly­wood will take part in the next As­ton Martin Own­ers’ Club event at Snet­ter­ton later this month to gain ex­tra ex­pe­ri­ence of his Beechdean As­ton Martin.

The Great Bri­tish Bake Off star made his be­lated Bri­tish GT de­but at Spa along­side reign­ing GT4 cham­pion Jamie Chad­wick in the Van­tage GT4. The pair qual­i­fied 53rd but re­tired from the race after Hol­ly­wood crashed out dur­ing his first stint.

Hol­ly­wood will now con­test the AMR Chal­lenge race at Snet­ter­ton on July 23 in the car to boost his mileage ahead of the next Bri­tish GT round there in Au­gust.

“Spa wasn’t the eas­i­est place to come and make a cham­pi­onship de­but but it’s been an amaz­ing week­end,” said Hol­ly­wood. “I was re­ally happy with my times dur­ing the race and then I got hit by another car and then lost it on my own through Fagnes and rear-ended the bar­ri­ers. I just ran out of tal­ent, but that’s part of the huge learn­ing curve. I’m do­ing the Snet­ter­ton race to get more seat time as I’m get­ting more com­fort­able in the car ev­ery time I drive it.”

Team head An­drew Howard said: “Paul is eas­ily good enough for this level, I wouldn’t put him in one of our cars if he wasn’t. He’s do­ing all of his learn­ing in pub­lic and was purely un­lucky this time.”

Hol­ly­wood had a solid de­but be­fore crash in Van­tage GT4

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