Holdsworth linked to WAU Bathurst 1000 drive
After saying his impending retirement from full-time racing, Holdsworth instantly grow to be scorching property on the co-driver market.
That is not solely because of him coming straight out of a full-time seat, but in addition primarily based on the wonderful job he did partnering Chaz Mostert to Nice Race glory in 2021.
Nonetheless there will not be a lot of a combat for his companies, with paddock hypothesis suggesting a reunion with WAU is extremely probably.
Actually, some sources are suggesting it was a part of WAU releasing him from a multi-year co-driver deal to take up the full-time journey with Grove Racing – both as an official clause or a handshake deal.
Talking on the Castrol Motorsport Information podcast Holdsworth performed down discuss of an current take care of WAU.
Nonetheless he did admit to being relaxed about his prospects of a prime drive for the Bathurst 1000 subsequent yr.
“Look, at this stage I’m not likely targeted on the place I’m going to be at for enduros,” he mentioned.
“I haven’t signed something but for subsequent yr. I’m fairly relaxed about it and I feel that stuff will play itself out.
“Nobody actually likes to speak about enduros till round that Bathurst time or shortly after, so I simply need to utterly concentrate on the job forward. I’ve nonetheless acquired 4 rounds forward of me to do the most effective job I can for Penrite Racing and attempt to end my full-time profession on a excessive.
“So I feel over the following month or so I’ll have one thing in place.
“I’m simply excited clearly to complete this yr off with some outcomes, after which to have that likelihood to come back again and win Bathurst is de facto thrilling for me.”
Holdsworth additionally admitted that he genuinely considered sticking with WAU this yr as a substitute of taking the single-year, full-time take care of the Groves.
“That was one of many issues I needed to weigh up this yr – do I need to come again and problem for who is aware of what place?” he mentioned.
“I didn’t actually know the place [Grove Racing] was going to be at this yr, however I knew that if I went once more with WAU, with Chaz, if that was to occur once more, that I’d have one other shot at profitable Bathurst as a result of we rolled out a fairly bloody good automobile final yr and little question they’ll have one once more this yr.”
Holdsworth added that he plans on this subsequent section of his profession as a co-driver going for so long as a decade.
“Lots of people sitting at residence most likely don’t realise how a lot [Bathurst] means to us all – you may have a shocker of a yr after which have that one good race and all the pieces else means nothing.
“And the great factor is, with enduro drivers, there’s guys like [Warren Luff] and [Craig Lowndes] that will probably be round for a very long time but. These guys simply preserve coming again and doing an awesome job as enduro drivers.
“So you might be endurance driving, having a shot at profitable Bathurst, for the following 5 to 10 years and that excites me.”