Erebus Motorsport V8
Lee Holdsworth News
- 6 Dec | Lowndes in doubt for opener
- 24 Jun | Another Holdsworth behind the wheel
- 13 Jun | Erebus to pay tribute in Darwin
- 11 Feb | Erebus Looks Sharp for 2014
- 31 Jan | 3M Extends Erebus Partnership
- 2 Dec | 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
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.