Neil Holden

Neil has been a motorsport fan from a very young age. His dad was an enthusiast and used to participate in clubman rallying, combined with only living 15 minutes from Oulton Park meant he was there frequently watching races and had motorsport in his blood.

He qualified as an engineer at college, then started in the motor trade as an apprentice mechanic with his local Rover main dealership.  However at the age of 20 he took his CV to Autosport and enrolled with the National School of Motorsport.

His previous work in motorsport includes working for Powertec Engineering (now Radical Performance Engines), Radical Sportscars race team, Ninemeister Porsche and also as a Ginetta GT5 No.1 mechanic for both Century Motorsport and Fox Motorsport.

Just before he started with Gulf Racing, he was the technical director and team driver at TDi North.

Neil joined Gulf Racing in 2019 at Le Mans 24 Hour for a one-off event and then was invited to join the race team in late 2019 as part of the refuelling team. He also helps in the workshop for the race preparation.

Neil also competes within the motorsport world on a club level having raced in the civic cup, vtec challenge, and in 2013 is was the Time Attack Club NA UK Champion. More recently he competed in the 2019 C1 24 hour race at Silverstone.

He has a small but ever-growing collection of cars which include a 1.8vvc Metro, Honda Civic type R and 1 1.6 vtec Austin Mini Clubman!

He lives “Up North” on his own stating he doesn’t have time for a goldfish let alone a girlfriend! (or is not responsible enough at least!)