PRESTON HIRE Racing - Lee P5 Phillip Island 17'
Lee Holdsworth has finished Race 6 at the Phillip Island 500 in P5, achieving Preston Hire Racing's best result yet in the Supercars Championship.
• Holdsworth finished practice in P5 & P8.
• Holdsworth finished P5 in Race 6.
Race 1 - Position 22
Holdsworth started Race 1 in P12, after just falling shy of the Top 10 in the first Qualifying session.
On the opening lap, Holdsworth was pushed out wide to avoid a multi car incident and once on the grass he had little control, re-joining the race at the back of the pack.
Holdsworth had to pit to clean out a fully clogged up radiator with mud and unfortunately lost 8 laps in the process.
Holdsworth could complete the Race in P22 and was one of few cars that didn't blow a tyre.
Race 2 - Position 5
Holdsworth qualified P15, and had a great start to the final race at Phillip Island. A series of strategic and effective Pit Stop calls by Grech helped Holdsworth advance to the front of the field.
Holdsworth made his way up to P7 with 25 laps remaining, and in the final 5 laps he moved again into P5. Holding onto his position until the final Lap, Holdsworth finished 10 places ahead of where he began.
Holdsworth was ecstatic to deliver Team Eighteen's best result yet with a P5 finish.
"OVER THE MOON FOR THE TEAM, FOR ALL OUR SPONSORS AND FOR MYSELF. WE ALL NEEDED THIS, OUR PERSISTENCE HAS PAID OFF."
Preston Hire Racing will now prepare for Round 4 of the Supercars Championship at the Perth SuperSprint on May 05-07, with all Races to be televised LIVE on Fox Sports.
SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP LEADERBOARD
• 15 - Lee Holdsworth: Preston Hire Racing - 321 points