Supercars officials shut down Renee Gracie's Bathurst 1000 bid

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Pictured here, Renee Gracie looks unlikely to be given a wildcard to race at this year's Bathurst 1000.
Renee Gracie looks unlikely to be given a wildcard to race at this year's Bathurst 1000. Pic: Instagram/Getty

Former Supercars driver-turned OnlyFans star Renee Gracie's hopes of making a return to race in this year's Bathurst 1000 appear to be scuppered, with officials labelling the possibility a "publicity stunt".

Gracie last month revealed plans to buy her own Supercars team using the money she's made from OnlyFans after walking away from the sport.

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Gracie shocked the motorsport world last year when she revealed she'd turned her back on racing to pursue a career in X-rated content.

The 26-year-old said a lack of funding in Supercars was behind her decision, with OnlyFans providing a much more lucrative career.

Gracie said she made over $500,000 in her first month on the subscription website, which charges fans a monthly fee for X-rated content.

Her earnings have since skyrocketed into the millions, with Gracie revealing she wants to spend $1 million to get back into Supercars.

Seen here, former Supercars driver-turned X-rated star Renee Gracie.
Renee Gracie plans to spend $1 million to buy her own Supercars team. Image: Getty/Instagram

“I am looking to buy my own team,” Gracie told the Daily Telegraph. “I get offers every second day to go and race in somebody else’s car.

“There are lots of opportunities and options keeping the hope and the dream alive, but I would like to do it myself.”

It was thought Gracie might be targeting a return to Mount Panorama, where she became the first female driver in the showpiece event in 2015 alongside Simona de Silvestro.

“I don’t think anyone in Australia would be able to generate the interest that I would attract,” she said.

However, the Daily Telegraph reports Supercars officials have poured cold water on the idea of Gracie making a comeback at Bathurst, suggesting she is simply using it as a platform to drum up publicity for her OnlyFans career.

“She is just using the sport to sell more videos. It is not even worth commenting on because it is not going to happen,” an official told the publication.

Renee Gracie set to strip for charity

While Gracie looks unlikely to make a return to Bathurst, the 26-year-old has just revealed plans to take her clothes off - in the name of charity.

Gracie has set up a charity fundraising option on her OnlyFans page, with digital prizes as well as mobile phones and laptops up for grabs for those who donate.

The OnlyFans star said put it to her social media followers to decide which charity to raise money for, with proceeds from the initiative going towards mental health not-for-profit, the Black Dog Institute.

“I’ve wanted to raise money for charity for some time. So I asked my social media followers to suggest what sort of cause they wanted to help. Most if not all of my followers are male. Many are former soldiers who suffer from PTSD. They chose mental health. I suggested a number of mental health charities and the overwhelming winner chosen by my fans was the Black Dog Institute," Gracie said.

“It’s a great cause. The Black Dog Institute does so much good work and we should all try to support them whenever we can. So often, men’s mental health is overlooked because of the perceived stigma in talking about it and coming across as vulnerable, but this is changing and has to change. 

"I can’t think of a better way to join my fans as well as in thanking them by raising funds, as well as putting a spotlight on men’s mental health during Mental Health month.”

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