Lee Holdsworth

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Lee Holdsworth
2008 Clipsal 500 Podium.jpg
Lee Holdsworth (left) finishing second at the 2008 Clipsal 500
Nationality Australian
V8 Supercar Record
Car number 4
Current team Erebus Motorsport
Series Championships 0
Races 123
Round Wins 2
Podium finishes 7
Race Wins 3
Pole positions 4
2013 Championship position 20th (1361 pts)

Lee Holdsworth was born in Melbourne, Victoria on 2 February 1983. Holdsworth is an Australian V8 Supercar racing driver. Holdsworth drives the #4 Erebus Motorsport Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG.

History[edit]

Lee Holdsworth's motorsport career began in go-karts. He started racing cars in 2001 at just 17, when he contested the Commodore Cup national series.

Holdsworth finished fifth in the 2002 Commodore Cup national series and third in the 2003 Commodore Cup championship,[1] before graduating to the Konica Minolta V8 Supercar Series in 2004, driving a VX Commodore for Smiths Trucks Racing.

Holdsworth recorded some impressive results in 2004, including finishing his first-ever round in the top-10 and winning the reverse-grid race at Eastern Creek, as well as finishing third overall in Queensland. Holdsworth also contested the Sandown 500 and Bathurst 1000 V8 Supercar endurance races.

In 2005, Holdsworth ran a limited campaign in the HPDC V8 Supercar Development Series and the Australian Formula Ford Championship, as well as contesting the two endurance races with Garry Rogers Motorsport.

Holdsworth's big break came in 2006 when he scored a full-time drive with Garry Rogers Motorsport in the V8 Supercar Championship, a position he still holds today. In 2007, Holdsworth won his first V8 Supercar round at Oran Park. The win came courtesy of consistent driving over the weekend and a good strategy in the final race.

In 2008 Holdsworth began working with The John Bowe Institute of Driving, helping to teach the techniques of performance driving to the public.[citation needed].

Holdsworth moved to Stone Brothers Racing for the 2012 V8 Supercars Championship, ending a six-year association with Garry Rogers Motorsport.[2] For 2014, the team became Erebus Motorpsort, Holdsworth scoring the team's first race win at Winton in April 2014.[3]

Career results[edit]

The Ford FG Falcon of Lee Holdsworth at the 2012 Clipsal 500 Adelaide
Season Series Position Car Team
2002 Commodore Cup National Series 5th Holden VH Commodore
2003 Commodore Cup National Series 3rd Holden VH Commodore
2004 Konica Minolta V8Supercar Series 13th Holden VX Commodore Robert Smith Racing
2004 V8Supercar Championship Series 66th Holden VX Commodore Robert Smith Racing
2005 Australian Formula Ford Championship 11th Spectrum 010 Ford TTM Group
2005 HPDC V8Supercar Series 13th Holden VY Commodore Robert Smith Racing
2005 V8Supercar Championship Series 44th Holden VY Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport
2006 V8Supercar Championship Series 20th Holden VZ Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport
2007 V8Supercar Championship Series 15th Holden VZ Commodore
Holden VE Commodore
Garry Rogers Motorsport
2008 V8Supercar Championship Series 11th Holden VE Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport
2009 V8Supercar Championship Series 10th Holden VE Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport
2010 V8Supercar Championship Series 7th Holden VE Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport
2011 International V8 Supercars Championship 8th Holden VE Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport
2012 International V8 Supercars Championship 8th Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing
2013 Australian GT Championship 23rd Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 Erebus Motorsport
2013 V8 SuperTourers Championship 19th Holden VE Commodore Edgell Performance Racing
2013 International V8 Supercars Championship 20th Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Lee Holdsworth website - My Bio
  2. ^ Weeks, James (26 October 2011). "Holdsworth signs with Stone Brothers for 2012". motorstv.com (Motors TV). Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Holdsworth hands Erebus maiden V8 Supercars win". SpeedCafe. 5 April 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 

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