Hollamby set for Croft return
Team principal Shaun Hollamby looks set to race his AmD Milltek Racing.com outfit’s VW Golf in Croft’s round of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (Sun 19 June).
Hollamby says he’s been inundated with calls from drivers wanting to replace Tom Onslow-Cole who left the team at Oulton Park last weekend.
“We must have had at least 45 serious individual enquiries – I have been quite astonished,” Hollamby told btcc.net. “However, we want to get this right so instead of jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire we’ve decided on a known quantity for Croft – me!”
Orpington’s Hollamby, who raced the Golf in its debut BTCC season of 2010, will test at his squad’s home circuit of Brands Hatch tomorrow – the car is now a much more competitive machine after being fitted with a turbocharged engine for the 2011 season. Prior to his departure Onslow-Cole had raced it to three top ten finishes and qualified it sixth fastest at Thruxton.
Hollamby added: “We will see how I get on at Croft and then decide on the next course of action during the lengthy mid-season break.
“I would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to all our sponsors but especially Phil Millington from Milltek and Tesco Momentum 99 without whose support the last few days would have been much harder!”