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