27 May 2013

V8s team owner rejects Holden Racing Team sale rumours

2:07 pm on 27 May 2013

The owner of V8 Supercars outfit Holden Racing Team says he's not selling the team despite rumours circulating on pitlane.

Ryan Walkinshaw says he has no desire to sell the struggling Holden factory-backed giants, who haven't won a race since their 2011 Bathurst 1000 triumph.

The reports over Holden's future come at an uncertain time for the championship, with Ford yet to make a decision on their own team's future following last week's announcement they will cease manufacturing operations in Australia in three years.

Walkinshaw is in no doubt his family intends to remain involved in the team his late father Tom founded and are fully committed to getting it back to the top.

HRT, with former champions Garth Tander and James Courtney behind the wheel of their two Commodores, have struggled to make an impact in the past two years.

In that time, Holden rivals Red Bull Racing, formerly Team Vodafone, have maintained their stranglehold on the competition with Jamie Whincup winning the 2011 and 2012 titles.