Lee Holdsworth News
- Monday | Erebus Confirms Partnership Extension with BEKO
- 29 Oct | IRWIN Tools Moves on From V8 Supercars Sponsorship
- 4 Oct | #4 Drivers Focussed on PIRTEK Enduro Cup
- 17 Sep | Holdsworth's Doubts After On-Track Struggles
- 14 Sep | Last Corner Chaos in Co-Driver Qualifying
- 13 Sep | AFL Stars in V8 Supercars
- 9 Sep | Bathurst Greats to Meet Fans at Darling Harbour
- 21 Aug | Last Hit Out Before PIRTEK Enduro Cup
Lee Holdsworth is entering his eighth year as a full-time driver in the V8 Supercar Championship and will again be adapting to a different manufacturer as he lines up on the grid in Erebus Motorsport’s new Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG V8 Supercar.
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 Melbourne-based racer 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 as well as 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 of the year in Race 27 at Winton.