Holdsworth and Hanson Look to Rebound At SMP

Ashley Seward Motorsport drivers Lee Holdsworth and Jay Hanson are hoping for a change in fortune when they arrive at Sydney Motorsport Park for Round 4 of the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series this weekend.

Holdsworth was competitive in the previous round at Mount Panorama, however a string of issues prevented him from fighting for a podium.

“This needs to be the turning point in our season, we’ve given away plenty of points over the last two rounds which we can’t afford to do this weekend,” said Holdsworth.

“If we can capitalise on the speed our car has, there is no reason for us to not run well. I’ll look to work on my starts this weekend too, as they weren’t amazing at Bathurst. I see a very strong championship result possible this year, so if we can turn it around this weekend we can work towards that.”

Hanson was also fast at Bathurst, charging from the rear of the field to 11th in just a handful of green flag laps in the final race of the weekend following a fourth and a DNF.

“We’ve showed a lot of car speed but we haven’t quite got the results on the board, so I’m hoping everything runs smoothly this weekend,” Hanson said.

“We should be up the front, so we’ll look to maximise qualifying and start the weekend positively. I’m really excited to race at Sydney, the last time I raced there was a couple years ago in Formula Ford. It’s a great track with a combination of everything so it should be fun.”

Round 4 of the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia series takes places from April 30 to May 2 at Sydney Motorsport Park as part of the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championship.