Holdsworth to mix actual property job, Supercars drive

The 38-year-old has inked a full-time return to Supercars subsequent season with Grove Racing, with a one-year deal because the crew continues to guage younger Kiwi Matt Payne.

The chance has come as considerably of a shock to Holdsworth, with talks beginning shortly earlier than the Bathurst 1000 and the deal solely struck within the final week, following Chaz Mostert and Holdsworth’s beautiful win.

Proving how sudden the full-time return is, Holdsworth had already locked in a full-time job with industrial actual property agency CBRE for 2022.

He is not abandoning his new profession fully, both, Holdsworth telling Fox Sports activities that he’ll mix the true property position with the GR drive.

“I form of shut the door, closed the guide [on a full-time Supercars drive] six months into this yr,” stated Holdsworth.

“I used to be chasing alternatives all yr and with COVID and all the things it was very tough.

“I spent all yr looking for a profession outdoors of motorsport, and I form of did for subsequent yr. I am taking over a job with CBRE actual property within the industrial sector.

“That is fairly cool, I do not need to throw that away. They have been ok to let me go half time with them together with the Grove Racing factor.

“This got here out of the blue for me. However I knew at the back of my thoughts, and definitely as soon as I used to be at Bathurst, that I’ve nonetheless acquired what it takes. I’ve opened the guide again up and I do not actually need to shut it simply but.”

Holdsworth added that he is pleased with the single-year deal at GR, his position with the crew, at present present process key possession and administration modifications, to assist it discover route within the class.

“My focus with this crew is to assist them develop and use my expertise to assist them with the route of the crew and iron out a couple of issues,” he stated.

“I am not wanting past 12 months in the meanwhile. I am going to simply do the perfect job I can for them. Hopefully we will pull off some nice outcomes and enhance the vehicles. I would wish to see this crew go from power to power.”

As for the timing of the deal, Holdsworth stated the Bathurst win “did not damage”, however that talks had been underway earlier than that weekend.

“I actually do not suppose it damage,” he stated.

“I used to be chatting to these guys earlier than the weekend they usually alluded to the very fact they had been occupied with me and wished to speak after the weekend. Who is aware of. I feel it most likely performed a bit little bit of an element to safe it.”

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