2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship

Preston Hire Racing’s Lee Holdsworth is prepared to charge forward in the Championship Standings at the Phillip Island SuperSprint this weekend. 

2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship

Holdsworth believes the team are on track for a successful weekend at the Phillip Island SuperSprint.

Holdsworth navigated to avoid the carnage in Race 3 at Tasmania, meaning the Preston Hire Racing Team was one of few teams that was able to enjoy the Easter Break.

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Holdsworth is aiming to build on the form he has shown at previous rounds and will be aiming to qualify in the Top 10 for both of the races this weekend.

“WE WERE LUCKY NOT TO SUSTAIN ANY DAMAGE IN TASSIE LIKE MOST TEAMS SO IT WAS AWESOME PRESTON HIRE RACING GOT SOME DOWN TIME OVER EASTER TO RECHARGE FOR PHILLIP ISLAND. WE’VE LEARNT PLENTY THE LAST FEW ROUNDS AND SHOWN SOME FORM SO I’M HOPING TO BUILD ON THAT THIS WEEKEND. THE AIM FOR THE WEEKEND IS TO START THE RACES IN THE 10, BATTLE HARD IN THE RACES, HAVE GOOD PIT STOPS AND CHARGE FORWARD IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS.”

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Schwerkolt is looking forward to returning to the iconic Phillip Island circuit where the team produced a series of good results in 2016.

There will be a Race on both the Saturday and Sunday where the Hard Compound Tyre will come back into the Championship.

“FAST, FLOWING, ICONIC! WHAT A PLACE, WHAT A VIEW, WHAT A TRACK! IT ALWAYS LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR AT PHILLIP ISLAND. WE ARE BACK TO THE HARDER COMPOUND TYRE WHICH SHOULD MIX THINGS UP. HOPEFULLY WE WILL CONTINUE OUR SPEED IMPROVEMENT FROM THE AGP AND TASSIE, QUALIFY WELL AND GET SOME GOOD RESULTS.”

2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship

Holdsworth and the Preston Hire Racing Team are prepared for the Phillip Island SuperSprint on April 21 to 23, with all races to be televised LIVE on Fox Sports.

SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIPS STANDINGS

  • 1 – Shane Van Gisbergen – Triple Eight: 384 points
  • 2 – Fabian Coulthard – DJR: 364 points
  • 3 – Jamie Whincup – Triple Eight: 333 points
  • 4 – Scott McLaughlin – DJR: 330 points
  • 5 – Cameron Waters – Prodrive Australia: 312 points
  • 15 – Lee Holdsworth: Preston Hire Racing – 171 points