Former Supercars driver Renee Gracie has slammed the racing industry after floated the idea of returning to the sport.
Gracie, one of the first female Supercars drivers, turned heads earlier in 2020 when she revealed she was using adult subscription site OnlyFans to generate income.
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In an interview earlier this year, Gracie claimed to have made $64,750 in three days thanks to her subscription selling explicit images and videos to subscribers.
Last week, the 25-year-old claimed she had procured the financial stability to afford racing again.
“I now have the financial security to get back into it,” Gracie told Daily Telegraph reporter James Phelps.
“I can now afford to go racing without worrying about crashing the car. I won’t be reliant on sponsorships.”
But in an interview with The Daily Mail, Gracie took a dig at the racing industry and claimed one part of the reason why she gave up driving was because she wasn’t respected for her talent.
“When I was driving, people said I only got a start because I had long hair and I was pretty,” Gracie told the The Daily Mail. “It was the opposite. I had to work twice as hard as the guys for anything I got.
‘Double standards’: Gracie slams racing industry
Gracie has thought about a return to the motorsport world, but doubts she will be well received back into the sport.
She said it “wouldn’t surprise me” if people from the industry had subscribed to her content, but she would be facing plenty of obstacles if she wanted a return.
“It’s double standards but I’m used to that. I’ve had to fight for a fair go and equality my whole life,” she added.
“I think some competitions like the Porsche Supercup would let me race but I would be amazed if Supercars let me back in. They all know what I have been doing and it would be a big shock for the system.”
Back in June, Gracie said she was at peace with the fact her new career would likely have ruled out any future in Supercars.
The 25-year-old said she understood going public with her career switch would close the door to any future return to Supercars.