Tickford Racing today confirmed that it will not launch a car for Holdsworth next season., While shrinking from 4 entries to 3 entries.
Holdsworth missed his seat, primarily due to the loss of sponsor Super Cheap Auto.
While Supercheap was assisting Jack Le Brocq’s car, the exit means that the Truck Assist assistance brought to the team by Le Brocq will move to the # 55 entry in 2021.
The team also failed to secure a fourth racing entitlement deal to replace one Sold from Phil Munday to Brad Jones Racing..
This means that this season there will be only three full-time Tickford cars driven by Le Brocq, Cam Waters and James Courtney.
Three-time race winner Holdsworth took part in the news and joined social media, labeling the sudden end of his full-time career as a “shock.”
He also indicated his intention to land the role of Bathurst 1000’s top co-driver.
“Fifteen years after the supercar, it’s all over,” he writes.
“It comes as a shock and feels premature, but that’s how it’s played.
“I was fortunate to have been active in this sport for a long time, and I am very grateful to the people who participated in this sport.
“I met some great people along the way … lifelong friends, great sponsors, and great fans.
“I haven’t decided to win the Bathurst 1000 yet, but I’ll be back with the best chance this year.
“Thanks to the hard-working people at Tickford Racing. I really enjoy working with them over the last few years.
Holdsworth made his full-time supercar debut at Garry Rogers Motorsport in 2006 and won his first victory at Oran Park the following season.
He brought GRM back to victory at Homebush in 2010 before drawing attention to Stone Brothers Racing for the 2012 season.
But that was only a year before the team was sold to Erebus Motorsport, which was initially struggling with Mercedes hardware.
Before teaming up with Charlie Schwercolt on Team 18, he won in Winton in 2014 in a tough form.
It also failed to provide regular front-running results, when Mark Winterbottom left at the end of 2018, Tickford eventually threw a lifeline to Holdsworth.
Holdsworth reacts to “shock” exit
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