BTCC team boss to sample historic racing this season

AmD Tuning British Touring Car Championship boss Shaun Hollamby will try his hand at historic racing this summer on the few free weekends allowed by the revised BTCC calendar

Hollamby has raced extensively across nearly four decades and has raced everything from karts to single seaters and touring cars.

Most recently, he has had occasional races in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series.

Now, Hollamby has acquired a 1960s Ford Anglia and a 1971 Formula Ford Jamun T3, which he will race when his BTCC schedule allows.

He hopes to debut both cars at Brands Hatch over the weekend of July 11/12.

Hollamby said: "I've always wanted to do something in historic racing. I bought the Anglia because my dad Olly drove one on the road when he was a youngster.

"I've always fancied having a Cosworth DFV-powered Formula 1 car, but I've not raced in single-seaters for a while so I've decided to start a bit lower down.

"Peter Alexander is building a 1971 Jamun for me but it might not be ready for Brands. It should be good fun.

"I like the atmosphere at historic events and I like the fact that I can run more than one car during the weekend."

Holllamby's late dad Olly was twice a Formula SuperVee champion in the late 1970s and Shaun raced karts as a youngster at the start of a long career that has also included the VW Cup, BTCC and British GT campaigns.

His next planned event is to race the Anglia on August Bank Holiday Monday during the Oulton Park Gold Cup, the day after the Knockhill BTCC weekend. "It's on the way home from Scotland," said the Essex-based racer.

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