Published on February 22nd, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Australia’s newest V8 Supercar team Preston Hire Racing
The new team is owned by businessman Charlie Schwerkolt, and will be driven by Lee Holdsworth. Australia’s newest V8 Supercar team Preston Hire Racing has signalled its intentions for the 2016 season, today confirming leading Australian specialist equipment hire provider Preston Hire as naming rights sponsor for the Melbourne-based operation.
The new team is the brainchild of leading national businessman Charlie Schwerkolt, who ran his racing entitlements license with Walkinshaw Racing throughout 2015.
Schwerkolt has retained driver Lee Holdsworth to pilot the Triple Eight-built Car #18 Holden Commodore, with the operation to be spear-headed by experienced Team Manager Jeff Grech and Head Engineer Jason Bush.
“This is a dream for me to do my own show, I probably didn’t think it would ever happen but it feels really good,” Schwerkolt said.
“I am very proud to confirm Preston Hire as our naming rights sponsor for 2016. We couldn’t go racing without them, they are really good people and a great Australian company, they are in for a big year ahead.
“It’s Lee’s time to shine now,” Schwerkolt continued. “We are giving him everything he needs, a new car, his own team – there are no other drivers for him to beat so it’s all about him.”
The Preston Hire Racing team are aiming to finish every race, remain consistent and achieve their best throughout the whole season. Schwerkolt has recruited both experience and credibility in team manager Jeff Grech and firmly believes he has picked the right man for the job.