Lee Holdsworth has finished P18 in Race 12 of the Supercars Championship at the Perth SuperSprint over the weekend.
Race 11 – Position 24
Holdsworth began the opening Race from P16 after making Q2 for the first time in the new format and claimed one position on the start.
Positioned mid-field for the majority of the Race, Holdsworth was pushed into the sand trap when Stanaway went inside of the #18, and as a result was forced to rejoin P25.
Holdsworth was unable to recover from the off with the degrading tyres and lack of pace in the car and finished in P24.
Race 12 – Position 18
Holdsworth qualified P23 for the closing race at the Perth SuperSprint after taking on the Qualifying elimination session struggling with a lack of grip.
A Safety Car in the opening laps meant that Holdsworth was able to pit, and with 23Red Racing electing not to take on fuel, the team proceeded without double stacking and rejoined the Race in P13.
A strong Strategy from the team meant that Holdsworth reached as high as P10 in the Race, but a broken header bar relegated the #18 to the back of the field.
Holdsworth was able to finish in P18 and believes the car set-up is closer to the window than at previous rounds and is now looking forward to racing on his home track at Winton Raceway in two weeks time.
“SUNDAY WAS A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION WITH THE RACE CAR BUT WE ARE STILL OUT OF THE WINDOW. NEXT ROUND IS OUR HOME TRACK SO WE NEED TO DO OUR RESEARCH AND GET IT RIGHT THERE.”
Preston Hire Racing will now prepare for the Winton SuperSprint, to be held on 18-20 May, with all Races to be broadcast LIVE on Fox Sports.
SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
- 1 – Scott McLaughlin, Shell V-Power Racing – 1247 points
- 2 – Shane Van Gisbergen, Red Bull Holden Racing – 1089 points
- 3 – David Reynolds, Penrite Racing – 1079 points
- 4 – Craig Lowndes, Autobarn Racing – 1053 points
- 5 – Jamie Whincup, Red Bull Holden Racing – 979 points
- 21 – Lee Holdsworth, Preston Hire Racing – 462 points