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Lee Holdsworth is entering his ninth year as a full time driver in the V8 Supercar Championship and will again be looking for some solid results with one year in his Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG V8 Supercar under his belt.

A graduate of the one-make Commodore Cup series, Holdsworth had a stint in the Dunlop Series in 2004 and competed in the odd round in 2005.

He was signed by Garry Rogers Motorsport to contest the endurance events in the main series in 2005 before being invited back at Philip Island’s season finale to drive the second car.

Having scored the gig on a full-time basis, Holdsworth lined up alongside Dean Canto for 2006, with a sixth place at Oran Park the sign of things to come.

Using the established VZ Commodore in early 2007 helped Holdsworth prove himself and he qualified in the top 10 on plenty of occasions ahead of some more established names.

Debuting a new VE Commodore at Queensland Raceway, Holdsworth broke through for his maiden win at Oran Park in the Jim Beam 400 and returned in 2008 armed with Walkinshaw Racing engines.

A second place in the opening event at Adelaide was an obvious highlight, as the then Melbourne-based driver narrowly missed a top 10 finish in the championship.

In 2009 he scored another podium finish in the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide and also celebrated his first V8 Supercar pole position in Townsville, followed by  a podium result in the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 alongside Michael Caruso.

Holdsworth made the big jump across to Ford and Stone Brothers Racing in 2012 after a seven-year association with Garry Rogers Motorsport in Melbourne.

2012 proved a year of mixed results, but in one of the most thrilling finishes of the year Holdsworth broke through for his first podium finish that season in Race 27 at Winton.

The inaugural year with Erebus Motorsport in his Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG made for an interesting 2013, with Holdsworth teaming with Craig Baird to deliver the young team’s best finish of fourth at the Wilson Security Sandown 500. 

Championship

Position: 17
Points: 982
Penalty: 25
Average Qualifying Position: 12.8
Average Finishing Position: 14.3

About

Engineer: Brad Wischusen
Origins: Melbourne, Victoria; February 2, 1983
Resides: Gold Coast, QLD
Status: Wife, Alana; daughter, Ava
Outside of Racing: Rugby, golf, swimming, cycling
Personal Vehicle: Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

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Race Qualifying Finish Championship Position
Race 1 16 17 17
Race 2 6 17 17
Race 3 9 16 18
Race 4 13 16 15
Race 5 5 9 14
Race 6 10 12 13
Race 7 13 5 12
Race 8 4 1 7
Race 9 21 15 9
Race 10 12 12 9
Race 11 17 14 9
Race 12 21 17 10
Race 13 11 15 11
Race 14 5 5 11
Race 15 9 12 10
Race 16 11 18 11
Race 17 7 10 11
Race 18 13 24 13
Race 19 16 12 13
Race 20 16 22 14
Race 21 9 15 14
Race 22 13 15 14
Race 23 23 17 14
Race 24 21 18 14
Race 25 20 23 17
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Mixed Tyres Co-Drivers Dunlop Series
Practice 1
22-24
Aug 2014
Format: Super Sprint
Track Length: 3.93km
Championship
Standings
Driver Points
1 Jamie Whincup
1790
2 Mark Winterbottom
1775
3 Craig Lowndes
1628
4 James Courtney
1598
5 Fabian Coulthard
1535
6 Shane van Gisbergen
1532
7 Scott McLaughlin
1347
8 Chaz Mostert
1322
9 Garth Tander
1309
10 David Reynolds
1201
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