The seven-time collection champ has actually been wary regarding his future in current months, confessing in 2014 that the 2020 period might be his last.
However he’s currently established to remain on as a full-timer for a minimum of one more period, with verification of a 2021 drive with Triple Eight Race Engineering.
“My addiction for racing, speed and trying to beat my mates to the finish line started when I was seven years old,” stated Whincup.
“Any idea of completing full time driving this year does not agree with me.
” I feel I have plenty to provide this sporting activity from behind the wheel.
“While my complete emphasis gets on this year’s champion and also supplying outcomes for our colleagues, enrollers and also Red Bull Holden follower base, it’s fantastic to recognize that all the enjoyable will certainly continue well right into 2021.
” I give thanks to everybody at the Red Bull Holden Racing Team for the rely on me to display your impressive job and also dedication in 2021.”
What auto he’ll be competing is, nonetheless, vague, as both T8 and also Supercars itself analyze the effects of GM’s choice to axe the Holden brand name.
The 2021 period will certainly be Whincup’s 17 th as a main vehicle driver generally video game, his impressive document consisting of a category-best 7 titles.
In all that time he’s just two times completed outside the leading 3 in the standings, with 27 th as a novice in 2003, and also 5th in 2015.
The group has actually additionally verified that Shane van Gisbergen is gotten till completion of the 2021 period, an offer thought to have actually been authorized in 2014.
“It’s been an incredible couple of years with the Red Bull Holden Racing Team, and also truthfully there had not been much idea took into expanding my agreement for a couple of even more years,” van Gisbergen stated.
“I absolutely love this place and all the people in it, and the future looks exciting with the changes that look to be put in place.”