Racing – and more importantly winning – isn't a new thing; it's very much a Holden thing.
The Holden brand has become synonymous with motor racing success since it first became officially involved in competition in 1969. Over the years, Holden has raced its products with great results, and that tradition continues through to the present day.
From the early beginnings of the motor car in Australia and the very first Holden – the 48/215 – right through the glorious successes of Monaro, Torana and Commodore, ‘the General' has consistently delivered superb results.
With a record 30 wins at the famed Bathurst 1000 and a record winning streak of seven straight from 1999 to 2005, Holden has proven time and time again that it can compete with the toughest opposition at the highest level of Australian motorsport.
Holden's experience in long distance trials, off-road rallies and a whole range of motorsport disciplines has provided a perfect environment for testing future Holden products under the harshest conditions.
Holden's success has not been limited to Australia. In the hands of Allan Moffat and John Harvey, a Holden VL Commodore won the first-ever World Touring Car Championship race at Monza in 1987.
Since then, Holden has won in Europe, Asia, America, the Middle East and New Zealand.
The introduction of the VE Commodore to the V8 Supercar grid in 2007 continued the trend of Holden being at the forefront both on and off the track – the multi award-winning Australian car went on to become the most successful vehicle in Australian Touring Car Championship history.
VE reset the benchmarks for racing success, becoming the first model car to win the Bathurst 1000 three times, while Jamie Whincup notched up its 100th ATCC race win in 2012.
Season 2013 saw the introduction the VF Commodore, the first built to Supercars’ Next Generation specifications, and the first race car to be unveiled before the road car version was on sale.
VF Commodore won on debut at the Clipsal 500 and continued its stunning run of form throughout the year, wrapping up the Manufacturer's Championship for Holden by the season mid-point and winning 28 of the 36 races.
Whincup also used VF to clinch not only his record-equalling fifth driver's title, but also his standalone sixth title the following year.
Holden Motorsport provides support to all Holden Supercars teams, including the supply of body panels, assistance with public relations and technical advice, enabling teams to proudly fly the Holden flag and maintain Holden's tradition of racetrack success.
Holden Motorsport, through its interactive website, brings you all of the latest action from its racing activities, highlighted by the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.