Lee Holdsworth was the unfortunate victim in a incredible accident at the recent Australian Grand Prix, the Preston Hire Racing driver climbing a brilliant 15 places on the Supercars grid before he was caught up in someone else’s accident. The brakes on Nick Percat’s contender failed as he entered turn one on lap 11, taking Lee out in the ensuing accident.
Unfortunately, this signaled the end to Lee’s weekend at Albert Park as there was too much damage done to his car and the team has worked diligently since to ensure it will be ready in time for the Symmons Plains Supersprint.
Nevertheless, he is now looking ahead to Tasmanian round this weekend where the plan is to harness some of the speed he was displaying before the incident, which thankfully he walked away from injury free.
The team is specifically working towards improving their times in qualifying so Lee can start closer to the front of the field in this coming weekend’s races…
“I was lucky to walk away injury free after the AGP crash,” he said. “That’s well and truly behind us now and I’m just trying to draw some confidence from the gain in speed we showed there. Symmons Plains was our strongest round for car pace last year so I’m looking forward to getting back there. The aim is to build on our speed from the AGP, but obviously qualifying is the key to results. So we will focus primarily on having a quick car on green tyres.”