After just three years in the top level of Australian motorsport, Lee Holdsworth has quickly established himself as one of the most promising young drivers on the motor racing scene.
Lee Holdsworth has been a part of the V8 Supercar scene since his debut in the ‘V8 Konica Minolta Development Series’. His first fulltime season behind the wheel secured him a drive at the Sandown 500 and Bathurst 1000. The season was 2004 and he achieved two third positions and a race win while running with the under budgeted Smiths Trucks Team. It was an impressive year for a rookie and landed him with a drive for the following year with the same team.
In 2005 Holdsworth drove in two National Championships, driving in both the ‘Formula Ford Championship’ and the newly named ‘V8 Fujitsu Development Series’. His credible performance in 2005 caught the attention of GRM Team Principal—Garry Rogers. He
asked Holdsworth to fill the empty seat in his #34 Repco Valvoline Cummins VZ Commodore for the endurance events of Sandown and Bathurst and the final round of the ‘V8 Supercar Championship Series’ at Phillip Island.
The car finished well and both team and driver realized that a long term relationship would be beneficial. Subsequently Holdsworth agreed to the terms of a multi-year deal with GRM for their assault on the V8 Supercar Championship Series.
2006 was Lee’s first year as a full-time driver. He finished 20th in the championship series and established himself as one of V8 Supercars up and coming champions.
Lee continued to impress in the 2007 championship series when he had his first round win at Oran Park. He qualified within the top 10 at over 50% of the rounds and finished 15th in the championship.
This year, 2008 has started off with a huge high for both Lee and the GRM squad. Round One was held in Adelaide for the ‘Clipsal 500’. Lee finished second overall and is one of the leading Holden’s in the Championship Series sitting in the top ten in the championship.
Garry Rogers Motorsport has announced that they will be using Holden Motorsport engines (equal to that of the Holden Racing Team), which will provide the team and Lee with the platform to make a charge for the championships in 2009.
Lee is available for endorsements, appearances and corporate speaking engagements.