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Lee Holdsworth is prepared to hunt for valuable points at Hidden Valley Raceway for the Darwin Triple Crown this coming weekend.

Holdsworth, who’s ZB Commodore will return to #18 this round, is keen to return to Hidden Valley Raceway, a track where he finished P6 in the Top Ten Shootout and P10 & P12 in the Races last year.

Holdsworth and Engineer Stuart McDonald have been working hard to set up the car for Darwin practice sessions to further explore changes made on test day, which will hopefully show an improvement in competitive car speed.

“THE BREAK HAS GIVEN THE TEAM MORE TIME TO ANALYSE THE SEASON TO DATE AND IMPROVE THE PROBLEM AREAS OF CAR BALANCE. THE KEY IN DARWIN IS TO PRODUCE A CAR THAT ALLOWS ME TO ATTACK THE ENTRY TO THE CORNERS. WE HAVE BEEN WORKING VERY HARD TO ENSURE WE TAKE A BIG LEAP FORWARD.”

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Team Manager Jeff Grech is looking forward to seeing the team regroup at the only Supercars event in the Northern Territory on the calendar after a tough round at the Winton SuperSprint where Holdsworth was spun off-track in Saturday’s Race and fought against tyre issues on Sunday.

The Preston Hire Racing team has taken extra time to prepare and service the car to the best possible standard and to give Holdsworth a chance at getting a good result at the Darwin round.

“THE TEAM HAVE BEEN WORKING VERY HARD DURING A SLIGHTLY EXTENDED BREAK BETWEEN THE WINTON AND DARWIN ROUNDS. THE KEY FOCUS HAS BEEN ON SETTING THE ZB CAR BALANCE MORE TO LEE’S DRIVING STYLE. THE TEAM DID HAVE A SHORTENED TEST DAY AFTER WINTON, HOWEVER SIGNIFICANT CHANGES DURING THE MORNING DID PRODUCE SOME GAINS IN BALANCE AND SPEED IN THE CAR.”

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Preston Hire Racing will now prepare for the Darwin Triple Crown, to be held on 15-17 June, with all Races to be broadcast LIVE on Fox Sports.