Lee Holdsworth

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Lee Holdsworth
Lee Holdsworth in 2014.JPG
Lee Holdsworth in 2014
Nationality Australia Australian
Born 2 February 1983 (1983-02-02) (age 34)
Melbourne, Victoria
Supercars Record
Car number 18
Current team Charlie Schwerkolt Racing
Series championships 0
Races 360
Race wins 3
Podium finishes 16
Pole positions 4
2016 Championship position 24th (1114 pts)

Lee Holdsworth (born 2 February, 1983) is an Australian racing driver. He currently drivers the No. 18 Holden VF Commodore for Charlie Schwerkolt Racing in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.

History[edit]

Early career[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 Holden 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 with Phillip Scifleet and Mark Noske respectively.

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

V8 Supercars[edit]

Holdsworth's big break came in 2006 when he scored a full-time drive with Garry Rogers Motorsport in the V8 Supercar Championship. 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 changeable conditions.[2]

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.[3] For 2013, the team was bought by Erebus Motorsport, and ran Mercedes-Benz E63 AMGs. Holdsworth scored the team's first race win at Winton in April 2014.[4] In 2015, Holdsworth moved to Charlie Schwerkolt Racing, who operated as a satellite team to the Holden Racing Team. Holdsworth won the 2015 Drivers' Driver award at the 2015 V8 Gala awards. For 2016, Charlie Schwerkolt Racing will operate as an independent team.

Career results[edit]

Lee Holdsworth (left) on the podium at the 2008 Clipsal 500 Adelaide
The Ford FG Falcon of Lee Holdsworth at the 2012 Clipsal 500 Adelaide
Holdsworth placed 20th in the 2014 V8 Supercars Championship driving a Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG for Erebus Motorsport

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Position Car Team
2002 Commodore Cup National Series 5th Holden VH Commodore TTM Traffic & Parking
2003 Commodore Cup National Series 3rd Holden VH Commodore TTM Traffic & Parking
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
2014 International V8 Supercars Championship 20th Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport
2015 International V8 Supercars Championship 14th Holden VF Commodore Charlie Schwerkolt Racing
2016 International V8 Supercars Championship 24th Holden VF Commodore Charlie Schwerkolt Racing

Supercars Championship results[edit]

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

Year Team Car No. 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 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 Pos. Pts
2004 Robert Smith Racing Holden VX Commodore 14 ADE
R1
ADE
R2
EAS
R3
PUK
R4
PUK
R5
PUK
R6
HDV
R7
HDV
R8
HDV
R9
BAR
R10
BAR
R11
BAR
R12
QLD
R13
WIN
R14
ORA
R15
ORA
R16
SAN
R17

Ret
BAT
R18

Ret
SUR
R19
SUR
R20
SYM
R21
SYM
R22
SYM
R23
EAS
R24

24
EAS
R25

29
EAS
R26

29
66th 34
2005 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VY Commodore 33 ADE
R1
ADE
R2
PUK
R3
PUK
R4
PUK
R5
BAR
R6
BAR
R7
BAR
R8
EAS
R9
EAS
R10
SHA
R11
SHA
R12
SHA
R13
HDV
R14
HDV
R15
HDV
R16
QLD
R17
ORA
R18
ORA
R19
SAN
R20

20
BAT
R21

Ret
SUR
R22
SUR
R23
SUR
R24
SYM
R25
SYM
R26
SYM
R27
PHI
R28
PHI
R29
PHI
R30
44th 162
34 ADE
R1
ADE
R2
PUK
R3
PUK
R4
PUK
R5
BAR
R6
BAR
R7
BAR
R8
EAS
R9
EAS
R10
SHA
R11
SHA
R12
SHA
R13
HDV
R14
HDV
R15
HDV
R16
QLD
R17
ORA
R18
ORA
R19
SAN
R20
BAT
R21
SUR
R22
SUR
R23
SUR
R24
SYM
R25
SYM
R26
SYM
R27
PHI
R28

25
PHI
R29

23
PHI
R30

28
2006 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VZ Commodore 33 ADE
R1

18
ADE
R2

24
PUK
R3

19
PUK
R4

16
PUK
R5

16
BAR
R6

24
BAR
R7

12
BAR
R8

24
WIN
R9

16
WIN
R10

16
WIN
R11

12
HDV
R12

28
HDV
R13

20
HDV
R14

19
QLD
R15

18
QLD
R16

Ret
QLD
R17

20
ORA
R18

25
ORA
R19

3
ORA
R20

6
SAN
R21

6
BAT
R22

17
SUR
R23

21
SUR
R24

23
SUR
R25

Ret
SYM
R26

22
SYM
R27

24
SYM
R28

22
BHR
R29

15
BHR
R30

14
BHR
R31

26
PHI
R32

18
PHI
R33

11
PHI
R34

21
20th 1811
2007 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VZ Commodore ADE
R1

24
ADE
R2

12
BAR
R3

9
BAR
R4

9
BAR
R5

11
PUK
R6

17
PUK
R7

13
PUK
R8

17
WIN
R9

5
WIN
R10

Ret
WIN
R11

DNS
EAS
R12

23
EAS
R13

12
EAS
R14

Ret
HDV
R15

14
HDV
R16

17
HDV
R17

10
15th 209
Holden VE Commodore QLD
R18

Ret
QLD
R19

10
QLD
R20

10
ORA
R21

10
ORA
R22

4
ORA
R23

1
SAN
R24

5
BAT
R25

Ret
SUR
R26

12
SUR
R27

27
SUR
R28

14
BHR
R29

Ret
BHR
R30

25
BHR
R31

12
SYM
R32

Ret
SYM
R33

13
SYM
R34

12
PHI
R35

11
PHI
R36

10
PHI
R37

11
2008 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VE Commodore ADE
R1

4
ADE
R2

2
EAS
R3

8
EAS
R4

8
EAS
R5

11
HAM
R6

5
HAM
R7

4
HAM
R8

Ret
BAR
R29

24
BAR
R10

Ret
BAR
R11

23
SAN
R12

11
SAN
R13

22
SAN
R14

8
HDV
R15

13
HDV
R16

17
HDV
R17

16
QLD
R18

10
QLD
R19

18
QLD
R20

10
WIN
R21

18
WIN
R22

7
WIN
R23

3
PHI
Q

5
PHI
R24

5
BAT
R25

Ret
SUR
R26

10
SUR
R27

4
SUR
R28

17
BHR
R29

3
BHR
R30

12
BHR
R31

8
SYM
R32

10
SYM
R33

7
SYM
R34

9
ORA
R35

12
ORA
R36

25
ORA
R37

6
11th 2065
2009 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VE Commodore ADE
R1

2
ADE
R2

5
HAM
R3

3
HAM
R4

4
WIN
R5

23
WIN
R6

Ret
SYM
R7

10
SYM
R8

5
HDV
R9

10
HDV
R10

7
TOW
R11

Ret
TOW
R12

7
SAN
R13

18
SAN
R14

11
QLD
R15

7
QLD
R16

16
PHI
Q

18
PHI
R17

Ret
BAT
R18

3
SUR
R19

Ret
SUR
R20

14
SUR
R21

22
SUR
R22

12
PHI
R23

7
PHI
R24

13
BAR
R25

12
BAR
R26

Ret
SYD
R27

4
SYD
R28

Ret
10th 2006
2010 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VE Commodore YMC
R1

5
YMC
R2

7
BHR
R3

12
BHR
R4

5
ADE
R5

3
ADE
R6

11
HAM
R7

10
HAM
R8

4
QLD
R9

7
QLD
R10

23
WIN
R11

10
WIN
R12

3
HDV
R13

22
HDV
R14

12
TOW
R15

4
TOW
R16

15
PHI
Q

11
PHI
R17

Ret
BAT
R18

7
SUR
R19

19
SUR
R20

9
SYM
R21

10
SYM
R22

10
SAN
R23

6
SAN
R24

4
SYD
R25

7
SYD
R26

1
7th 2387
2011 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VE Commodore YMC
R1

9
YMC
R2

22
ADE
R3

20
ADE
R4

Ret
HAM
R5

22
HAM
R6

2
BAR
R7

16
BAR
R8

9
BAR
R9

18
WIN
R10

2
WIN
R11

15
HID
R12

4
HID
R13

15
TOW
R14

6
TOW
R15

6
QLD
R16

7
QLD
R17

11
QLD
R18

18
PHI
Q

11
PHI
R19

12
BAT
R20

17
SUR
R21

10
SUR
R22

3
SYM
R23

16
SYM
R24

13
SAN
R25

17
SAN
R26

8
SYD
R27

14
SYD
R28

Ret
8th 1920
2012 Stone Brothers Racing Ford FG Falcon 4 ADE
R1

5
ADE
R2

8
SYM
R3

9
SYM
R4

6
HAM
R5

13
HAM
R6

6
BAR
R7

4
BAR
R8

5
BAR
R9

21
PHI
R10

5
PHI
R11

9
HID
R12

10
HID
R13

12
TOW
R14

9
TOW
R15

26
QLD
R16

26
QLD
R17

Ret
SMP
R18

26
SMP
R19

21
SAN
Q

13
SAN
R20

8
BAT
R21

8
SUR
R22

Ret
SUR
R23

8
YMC
R24

5
YMC
R25

8
YMC
R26

8
WIN
R27

3
WIN
R28

10
SYD
R29

DNS
SYD
R30

12
8th 2189
2013 Erebus Motorsport Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG ADE
R1

17
ADE
R2

17
SYM
R3

23
SYM
R4

17
SYM
R5

13
PUK
R6

18
PUK
R7

25
PUK
R8

17
PUK
R9

22
BAR
R10

18
BAR
R11

Ret
BAR
R12

14
COA
R13

27
COA
R14

20
COA
R15

21
COA
R16

20
HID
R17

18
HID
R18

16
HID
R19

Ret
TOW
R20

Ret
TOW
R21

Ret
QLD
R22

Ret
QLD
R23

Ret
QLD
R24

18
WIN
R25

26
WIN
R26

20
WIN
R27

20
SAN
R28

4
BAT
R29

14
SUR
R30

12
SUR
R31

5
PHI
R32

14
PHI
R33

17
PHI
R34

Ret
SYD
R35

23
SYD
R36

13
20th 1361
2014 Erebus Motorsport Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG ADE
R1

17
ADE
R2

17
ADE
R3

16
SYM
R4

16
SYM
R5

9
SYM
R6

12
WIN
R7

5
WIN
R8

1
WIN
R9

15
PUK
R10

12
PUK
R11

14
PUK
R12

17
PUK
R13

15
BAR
R14

5
BAR
R15

12
BAR
R16

18
HID
R17

10
HID
R18

Ret
HID
R19

12
TOW
R20

22
TOW
R21

15
TOW
R22

15
QLD
R23

17
QLD
R24

18
QLD
R25

23
SMP
R26

10
SMP
R27

15
SMP
R28

13
SAN
R29

Ret
BAT
R30

Ret
SUR
R31

11
SUR
R32

Ret
PHI
R33

19
PHI
R34

20
PHI
R35

13
SYD
R36

17
SYD
R37

24
SYD
R38

18
20th 1395
2015 Charlie Schwerkolt Racing Holden VF Commodore 18 ADE
R1

9
ADE
R2

10
ADE
R3

Ret
SYM
R4

22
SYM
R5

11
SYM
R6

16
BAR
R7

14
BAR
R8

14
BAR
R9

17
WIN
R10

18
WIN
R11

Ret
WIN
R12

15
HID
R13

13
HID
R14

18
HID
R15

18
TOW
R16

13
TOW
R17

7
QLD
R18

15
QLD
R19

21
QLD
R20

18
SMP
R21

14
SMP
R22

7
SMP
R23

13
SAN
R24

7
BAT
R25

9
SUR
R26

Ret
SUR
R27

14
PUK
R28

13
PUK
R29

16
PUK
R30

8
PHI
R31

16
PHI
R32

18
PHI
R33

Ret
SYD
R34

18
SYD
R35

10
SYD
R36

7
14th 1699
2016 Charlie Schwerkolt Racing Holden VF Commodore ADE
R1

23
ADE
R2

21
ADE
R3

18
SYM
R4

12
SYM
R5

9
PHI
R6

15
PHI
R7

19
BAR
R8

15
BAR
R9

12
WIN
R10

10
WIN
R11

Ret
HID
R12

8
HID
R13

Ret
TOW
R14
TOW
R15
QLD
R16
QLD
R17
SMP
R18
SMP
R19
SAN
R20

12
BAT
R21

Ret
SUR
R22

Ret
SUR
R23

7
PUK
R24

15
PUK
R25

19
PUK
R26

14
PUK
R27

15
SYD
R28

16
SYD
R29

15
24th 1114
2017 Charlie Schwerkolt Racing Holden VF Commodore ADE
R1

ADE
R2

SYM
R3

SYM
R4

PHI
R5

PHI
R6

BAR
R7

BAR
R8

WIN
R9

WIN
R10

HID
R11

HID
R12

TOW
R13

TOW
R14

QLD
R15

QLD
R16

SMP
R17

SMP
R18

SAN
R19

BAT
R20

SUR
R21

SUR
R22

PUK
R23

PUK
R24

NEW
R25

NEW
R26

Complete Bathurst 1000 results[edit]

Year No. Team Car Co-driver Position Laps
2004 14 Smiths Trucks Racing Holden VY Commodore Australia Mark Noske DNF 59
2005 33 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VZ Commodore Australia Phillip Scifleet DNF 136
2006 34 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VZ Commodore Australia Dean Canto 17th 129
2007 33 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VE Commodore Australia Dean Canto DNF 118
2008 33 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VE Commodore Australia Michael Caruso DNF 139
2009 34 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VE Commodore Australia Michael Caruso 3rd 161
2010 33 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VE Commodore Australia David Besnard 7th 161
2011 33 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VE Commodore Australia Greg Ritter 17th 161
2012 4 Stone Brothers Racing Ford FG Falcon New Zealand Craig Baird 8th 161
2013 4 Erebus Motorsport Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG New Zealand Craig Baird 14th 161
2014 4 Erebus Motorsport Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG New Zealand Craig Baird DNF 132
2015 18 Charlie Schwerkolt Racing Holden VF Commodore France Sébastien Bourdais 9th 161
2016 18 Charlie Schwerkolt Racing Holden VF Commodore Australia Karl Reindler DNF 2

* Events highlighted in green denote designated co-driver role

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Lee Holdsworth website - My Bio
  2. ^ Greenhalgh, David; Howard, Graham; Wilson, Stewart (2011). The official history: Australian Touring Car Championship - 50 Years. St Leonards, New South Wales: Chevron Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0-9805912-2-4. 
  3. ^ Weeks, James (26 October 2011). "Holdsworth signs with Stone Brothers for 2012". motorstv.com. Motors TV. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Holdsworth hands Erebus maiden V8 Supercars win". SpeedCafe. 5 April 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 

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