James Courtney has signed a new multi-year deal to remain with the Holden Racing Team

Former V8 Supercars Championship winner James Courtney has signed a new multi-year deal to remain with the Holden Racing Team for a further three seasons.

The 33-year-old former Jaguar F1 test driver finished tenth overall in last year’s championship standings, and currently lies ninth in this year’s with five podium finishes to his credit.

He joined the team on a record multi-million-dollar deal after winning his championship title with Dick Johnson Racing at the end of 2010, and his new deal will keep him with the factory Holden team until the end of the 2016 season at least.

“Over the last three years I’ve built a great relationship with everyone at the Holden Racing Team, its loyal army of fans and Holden,” Courtney said as part of the deal announcement.

James Courtney“We’re starting to get some good traction with the development of our new VF Commodores and to be able to continue with the team for another three years is fantastic.”

“James was our first choice, and we worked hard on a satisfactory arrangement for him to stay at HRT,” added Walkinshaw Racing MD Steve Hallam.

“James has been a contributor to our development program and we were very keen for him to continue. I’m sure we will achieve more success with him behind the wheel of an HRT Commodore.

“James has a great working relationship with Garth Tander; their combined feedback is a valued asset as shown by our progress this year.

“James’ commitment to HRT demonstrates he has great faith in our program and future direction and will inspire every member of the team.”

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