He’s back at Wakefield Park this weekend, and ready to climb aboard the Anglo Australian Formula Ford that he piloted in 2015, as the 2016 NSW Formula Ford series commences.
A six round championship, evenly split between Sydney Motorsport Park and Wakefield Park, finishes where it starts when we come back here for a combined round with the National series in August.
Sporting a new look, with a bit more yellow to accompany the red we saw on his car in 2015, Holihan has also welcomed some new support for the season ahead, with the team from Reffind on-board for the opening event of the season.
As far as the racing is concerned, Holihan is all about championship points and consistency – race wins, if he can score some, will be a bonus, as the outright championship win is the goal, and he knows that, if he can remain consistent in the event that his main opponents crash, or run into difficulty, he’ll be in a good position to secure that elusive first title.
This weekend at Wakefield Park, his main opponent shares a garage with him – his team-mate Simon Hodges, who’s a proven performer in the category, and in the absence of William Powers, will be the man to beat in order to capture the title in 2016.
Qualifying and Race 1 will be held on Saturday, with Races 2 and 3 on Sunday, and a total of 48 racing laps to be contested at Wakefield Park on the opening weekend of the year.