Robb Holland

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Robb Holland
Robb Holland Headshot.jpg
Nationality  American
Born (1967-11-18) November 18, 1967 (age 46)
Denver, Colorado (United States of America)
2014 British Touring Car Championship
Debut season 2012
Current team Rotek Racing
Car no. 67
Former teams RCIB Insurance Racing
Starts 20
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best champ.
finish
26th in 2012
Previous series
2012
2005-12
WTCC
SCCA World Challenge

Robb Holland (born 18 November 1967 in Denver, Colorado) is an American race driver who competed in the British Touring Car Championship for RCIB Insurance & HARD. Holland was also the first American ever to compete in the World Touring Car Championship when he drove for Bamboo Engineering in the 2012 FIA WTCC Race of the United States at Sonoma Raceway, California.

Racing career[edit]

2012[edit]

Holland competing at Knockhill

Holland made his British Touring Car Championship debut at the Snetterton round of the 2012 season driving in place of Tony Gilham in the Team HARD. Honda Civic. He was the first driver from the USA to compete in the BTCC since Bill Gubelmann in 1975.[1] He failed to finish his first race when he collided with the Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis of Adam Morgan, he went on to finish in the points in the second race with a fourteenth place finish. Holland also competed in the following meeting at Knockhill scoring points in the second and third races.

At the last minute, Holland was called up by bamboo-engineering to drive their Chevrolet Cruze in the 2012 FIA WTCC Race of the United States in place of Pasquale di Sabatino.[2] In the process he became the first American driver ever to compete in the World Touring Car Championship.[3] With only a few laps experience in the car, he qualified 21st but went on to finish strongly in both races with a best result of thirteenth overall and seventh in the independents category, in the first race of the weekend.

2013[edit]

In July 2013, it was announced that Holland had rejoined Tony Gilham Racing in the British Touring Car Championship, and would be driving an NGTC Vauxhall Insignia.[4]

Racing record[edit]

Complete British Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position – 1 point awarded in first race) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap – 1 point awarded all races) (* signifies that driver lead race for at least one lap – 1 point given)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 DC Points
2012 RCIB Insurance & HARD Honda Civic BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
DON
1
DON
2
DON
3
THR
1
THR
2
THR
3
OUL
1
OUL
2
OUL
3
CRO
1
CRO
2
CRO
3
SNE
1

Ret
SNE
2

14
SNE
3

17
KNO
1

Ret
KNO
2

14
KNO
3

14
ROC
1
ROC
2
ROC
3
SIL
1
SIL
2
SIL
3
BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
26th 6
2013 RCIB Insurance Racing Vauxhall Insignia BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
DON
1
DON
2
DON
3
THR
1
THR
2
THR
3
OUL
1
OUL
2
OUL
3
CRO
1
CRO
2
CRO
3
SNE
1

21
SNE
2

15
SNE
3

14
KNO
1
KNO
2
KNO
3
ROC
1
ROC
2
ROC
3
SIL
1
SIL
2
SIL
3
BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
31st 3
2014 Rotek Racing Audi S3 Saloon BRH
1

23
BRH
2

22
BRH
3

20
DON
1

28
DON
2

Ret
DON
3

DNS
THR
1

WD
THR
2

WD
THR
3

WD
OUL
1

25
OUL
2

22
OUL
3

Ret
CRO
1

28
CRO
2

20
CRO
3

Ret
SNE
1

15
SNE
2

Ret
SNE
3

Ret
KNO
1

-
KNO
2

-
KNO
3

-
ROC
1

-
ROC
2

-
ROC
3

-
SIL
1

-
SIL
2

-
SIL
3

-
BRH
1

-
BRH
2

-
BRH
3

-
26th* 1*

* Season in progress.

Complete World Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Pos Pts
2012 bamboo-engineering Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T ITA
1
ITA
2
ESP
1
ESP
2
MAR
1
MAR
2
SVK
1
SVK
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
AUT
1
AUT
2
POR
1
POR
2
BRA
1
BRA
2
USA
1

13
USA
2

16
JPN
1
JPN
2
CHN
1
CHN
2
MAC
1
MAC
2
NC 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American Holland joins HARD". btcc.net. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Allen, Peter. "Robb Holland A Late Call-Up To Drive Bamboo Chevrolet In Sonoma". The Checkered Flag. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Hudson, Neil. "Robb Holland to drive for Bamboo at Sonoma". TouringCarTimes. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Robb Holland returns to BTCC with Tony Gilham Racing". TouringCarTimes. 29 July 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013.