Formed in 1990 and initially run by driver Win Percy on behalf of Tom Walkinshaw Racing, Holdens official factory racing team has become one of the biggest success stories in Australian sport.
After winning Bathurst on debut, HRT hit its straps in the mid-1990's with the emergence of Craig Lowndes and the late Peter Brock, before drivers such as Greg Murphy, Mark Skaife, Jason Bright and Todd Kelly helped push the team to the mantle as the most successful touring car team in V8 Supercar history.
In 2008, reigning V8 Supercar Champion Garth Tander joined Skaife in the hot seat. Then with Skaife announcing his retirement at the end of that season, Will Davison joined for 2009 to continue to push the factory team forward.
Davison and Tander finished second and third in 2009, a season which included a clean sweep of the endurance races at Phillip Island and Bathurst and the V8 Supercar Teams Championship.
Its 20th anniversary season in 2010 did not deliver the expected results; Tander's three race wins, five poles and fifth placed points finish were the highlights.
Reigning V8 Supercar Champion James Courtney replaced Davison in 2011, Courtney making his return to the team with which he made his V8 debut in the annual V8 endurance races six years before.
Courtney scored his first win for HRT in Abu Dhabi while Tander backed up a win in the Clipsal 500 with victories at Albert Park, and Townsville.
Tander joined with Bathurst rookie Nick Percat to win Australias Great Race, the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 in October, HRTs seventh Bathurst crown and its 200th all-time race win an Australian record.
While 2012 did not deliver any more race victories, Tander qualified on pole position for the final race of the year at Homebush, and Courtney finished third on both Saturday and Sunday. The team also focused heavily on development of their Car of the Future program in the latter half of the season, giving them hope for a much more prosperous 2013.
#2 Scott Sinclair
#22 Rob Starr
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1990 (Amaroo Park ATCC Rd 1)
Full Time Driving Line Ups
1990/91, Win Percy
1992, Tomas Mezera
1993, Tomas Mezera, Wayne Gardner
1994/95, Peter Brock, Tomas Mezera
1996, Peter Brock, Craig Lowndes
1997, Peter Brock, Greg Murphy
1998-2000, Craig Lowndes, Mark Skaife
2001/02, Mark Skaife, Jason Bright
2003-07, Mark Skaife, Todd Kelly
2008, Mark Skaife, Garth Tander
2009/10, Garth Tander, Will Davison
2011-13, Garth Tander, James Courtney
ATCC/V8SCS Race Wins
ATCC/V8SCS Pole Positions
1990 Win Percy/Allan Grice
1996 Craig Lowndes/Greg Murphy
2001 Mark Skaife/Tony Longhurst
2002 Mark Skaife/Jim Richards
2005 Mark Skaife/Todd Kelly
2009 Garth Tander/Will Davison
2011 Garth Tander/Nick Percat