Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Position
24
Points
1114
Penalty 0
Average Qualifying Position 14.8
Average finishing Position 16.1

biography

Engineer
Jason Bush
Origins
Melbourne, Victoria; February 2, 1983
Resides
Melbourne, VIC
Status
Wife, Alana; daughter, Ava
Outside of Racing
Rugby, golf, swimming, cycling
Personal Vehicle
Holden SSV
Follow Lee Holdsworth

Lee Holdsworth entered his 11th year in V8 Supercars this season, but after a nasty accident in Darwin is sidelined with a fractured pelvis, knee and ribs. 

The crash came just five rounds into the season, during which Holdsworth was making progress with Charlie Schwerkolt's reinvented team, Preston Hire Racing. 

Holdsworth steered a Commodore at Walkinshaw Racing last year but for 2016 jumped in the cockpit of a Triple Eight Holden with Schwerkolt setting up his own operation with a customer deal with Roland Dane's squad. 

Holdsworth's career began when he was seven, racing karts before progressing into a highly successful car racing career.

Holdsworth entered the V8 Supercar Development Series in 2004, catching the eye of V8 Supercars team owner, Garry Rogers, who signed Holdsworth for the endurance races in 2005.

A five-year career with GRM would follow. By mid-2006 Holdsworth had gained his first podium result, and in 2007 he qualified in the top 10 seven times, gaining 11 top 10 finishes. This was topped off with his first V8 Supercars race win at Oran Park.

In 2009 and 2010, Holdsworth was one of the fastest drivers in the field, scoring his second race win in 2010 on the streets of Homebush.

A further year with GRM in 2011 garnered three more podiums, before Lee was signed to join Stone Brother’s Racing for the 2012 season, who morphed into Erebus Motorsport V8 in 2013.

Holdsworth continued his strong career with the new team, achieving the team’s highest championship result, plus highest race finish and qualifying results through a tough development year.

In 2014, he became the first driver to win a V8 Supercars race for Erebus Motorsport and Mercedes-Benz AMG at Winton Raceway.

latest News

Team 18 plans performance upgrade

Holdsworth reveals new gear in the pipeline
24/11/2016

Onwards and upwards for Holdsworth

Preston Hire Commodore driver’s “absolute relief” at top 10 finish
25/10/2016

Season Progress

Event Race Qualifying Finish Championship Position
2016 Clipsal 500 Adelaide ›
Race 1 › 19 23 23
Race 2 › 15 21 21
Race 3 › 20 18 20
2016 Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint ›
Race 4 › 4 12 20
Race 5 › 5 9 19
2016 WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint ›
Race 6 › 17 15 18
Race 7 › 11 19 21
2016 Perth SuperSprint ›
Race 8 › 17 15 20
Race 9 › 12 12 18
2016 Woodstock Winton SuperSprint ›
Race 10 › 6 10 17
Race 11 › 14 26 19
2016 CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown ›
Race 12 › 12 8 18
Race 13 › 19 26 19
2016 Wilson Security Sandown 500 ›
Race 20 › 15 12 20
2016 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 ›
Race 21 › 15 27 20
2016 Castrol Gold Coast 600 ›
Race 23 › 12 7 23
2016 ITM Auckland SuperSprint ›
Race 24 › 16 15 23
Race 25 › 21 19 25
Race 26 › 17 14 25
Race 27 › 14 15 25
2016 Coates Hire Sydney 500 ›
Race 28 › 22 16 25
Race 29 › 22 15 25

Vehicle detail

Holden Commodore VF
ENGINE: KRE developed 5.0 Litre V8, Holden 308 cast iron block, CNC machined aluminium heads, control V8 supercar cam shaft, aluminium dry sump
Team 18

Team owner Charlie Schwerkolt enters his eighth season at the helm of his own Supercars team. 2016 will mark the first time that the #18 will appear on the grid as a single car team prepared from its new Dandenong workshop.

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Clipsal 500 Adelaide
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Format
SuperStreet
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3.220km
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