17 December 2021 |

Lee Holdsworth: TCR helped me learn a new driving craft

Supercars-bound Lee Holdsworth has revealed driving in this year’s Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series has added skills to his driving repertoire, which he credits for improving his overall style.

Joining the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series driving an Ashley Seward Motorsport Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR, Holdsworth hit the ground running by winning his very first race in the category.

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Holdsworth was a constant challenger throughout the season and in summarising his season in the burgeoning class, credited TCR for finessing his driving style.

“I had a great time in TCR,” said Holdsworth. “It was a really fun year.

“I feel like it helped me learn a new craft. The front-wheel-drive is something completely different to what I’ve done before.

“It was a challenge and I enjoyed it.

“In some ways, I think it has helped my driving. It has changed my driving style and it has really helped with the Supercar stuff.”

Holdsworth was left impressed by the rising talent within the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia field, highlighting the level of competition is at an intense level.

“It was fun to race against a competitive group of drivers,” Holdsworth remarked.

“There is some really good young talent in the field. There are a bunch of drivers in the field that deserve a lot of recognition for their skills and talent. Guys that aren’t necessarily the big names in the sport, but they are running at the front and deserve to make something of their careers.

“The likes of Michael Caruso, James Moffat, Chaz Mostert, Tony D’Alberto – the big names of TCR – were being challenged by the up and comers.

“There’s an elite baseline in the class to rate your performance, which is great for any young drivers coming through.”

Holdsworth thanked Ashley Seward Motorsport for the support he received this season and left the door ajar for a return in the future.

“I have to thank Ash Seward and his team for everything they did this year,” Holdsworth said. I enjoyed working with them.

“I was disappointed that we couldn’t do the final round at Bathurst, but that is how things go sometimes.

“I just hope this was not my last time in TCR as it is definitely something that I will look at being involved again in the future.”

Race Tasmania will again begin the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series in 2022 at Symmons Plains on February 11-13, supported by the S5000 Australian Drivers’ Championship, the Turtle Wax Trans Am Series and awesome local categories.

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