The future of the Holden Racing Team was put in jeopardy when parent company General Motors announced it would cease production operations in Australia in December, but according to a report from The Herald Sun, the Port Melbourne-based automaker is set to seal a deal with HRT and reaffirm its interests in V8 Supercars.
The future of Ford in V8 supercars is still in the air, but Holden is now certain to continue onward in the series, battling against rival manufacturers like Nissan and Volvo. The announcement comes as more positive news for the factory racing outfit after former champion Garth Tander recently announced he would stay with the team, despite rumors which suggested otherwise.
“It’s great to sign a new deal with the Holden Racing Team,” Tander told The Herald Sun. “It’s an exciting time for the team, with the structural changes made before the start of the season starting to bear fruit. I really believe in what we’re doing.”