Holdsworth remains focused after freak accident

Brett Holdsworth is ready to tackle Hi-Tec Oils Race Winton despite a freak cycling accident leaving him with an AC shoulder tear.

The Breeze Holiday Parks / TPS Groups driver was riding at night shortly after the second round of the Shannons SpeedSeries season at Phillip Island in May when a stray D-Shackle became lodged in his tyre.

Holdsworth was then launched over the front of his handlebars and was lucky to avoid any further serious injuries.

“I had a bit of a freak accident, I managed to steer straight into a D-Shackle on the road and basically locked up the front tyre,” Holdsworth said.

“It was pretty eye-opening at the time, I went straight to the emergency room, but I’ve been resting up and recovery has gone very well.

Currently sitting 10th in the standings, Holdsworth has no plans to miss the National Trans Am Series’ visit to Winton Raceway this weekend and was eager to make up some lost ground after a rare DNF at the island.

“I’m basically back in fighting shape ready for Winton,” Holdsworth stated.

“There’s no holding back for us. We’ve got to get out on the front foot and start racing our way back towards the top of the standings.

“We haven’t been firing off as well as we’d like early on in the races, but we’ve been coming back pretty well towards the end so the extra distance in race three is going to help us out quite a lot.”

The National Trans Am Series will be in action during this month’s Hi-Tec Oils Race Winton, with Saturday and Sunday’s action to be broadcast live and ad-free via Stan Sport.

Saturday’s coverage on Stan Sport will take place from 11:00am to 5:00pm AEST, while 9Gem will showcase the series live and free from 2pm AEST. Sunday’s Stan Sport coverage will start from 9:30am and will conclude at 5:00pm.

Tickets to the event can be purchased via motorsporttickets.com.au with plenty of ticketing options available.

The Shannons SpeedSeries’ Hi-Tec Oils Race Winton takes place at Winton Raceway on 9-11 June.