- 15' Holden Racing Team
Formed in 1990 and initially run by driver Win Percy on behalf of Tom Walkinshaw Racing, Holden’s official factory racing team has become one of the biggest success stories in Australian sport.
After winning Bathurst on debut, HRT hit its straps in the mid-1990s with the emergence of Craig Lowndes and the late Peter Brock, before drivers such as Greg Murphy, Mark Skaife, Jason Bright and Todd Kelly helped push the team to the mantle as the most successful touring car team in V8 Supercars history.
In 2008, reigning V8 Supercar Champion Garth Tander joined Skaife in the hot seat. Will Davison replaced the retiring Skaife in 2009 and the team’s successes continued, with Davison and Tander clean-sweeping the Phillip Island and Bathurst endurance races and delivering HRT the V8 Supercars Teams Championship.
Reigning V8 Supercar Champion James Courtney replaced Davison in 2011, with Courtney making his return to the team with which he made his V8 debut in the annual endurance races six years before.
Courtney scored his first win for HRT in Abu Dhabi that year while Tander backed up a win in the Clipsal 500 with victory at Townsville.
Tander joined with Bathurst rookie Nick Percat to win Australia’s Great Race, the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 in October, HRT’s seventh Bathurst crown and its 200th all-time race win – an Australian record.
2012 was a rebuilding year for HRT, leading into a rewarding 2013 season with the new VF Commodore. Tander led home Courtney for a dominant one-two finish at Townsville, before Courtney won at Winton and Tander scored his second win for the season at Phillip Island.
HRT enters the 2014 season with an unchanged driver lineup and new managing director Adrian Burgess.