Drivers react to Courtney’s weekend fuel blunder

  • Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 17/05/2021
  • By Charlie Bullis

James Courtney has admitted to a hilarious faux pas while on a leisurely drive on Sunday, seeing his Holden GTSR W1 running out of fuel less than 300-metres from home.

Confessing to the mishap on his social accounts, the 2010 Supercars champion included a photo of himself next to his marooned Holden, holding a jerry can.

“Tried to impress @tegan with a lap around the block in my @officialhsv W1,” Courtney wrote.

“Ran out of fuel 250m from home and had to call a neighbour 🤣🤣🤣”

Erebus Motorsport co-driver Jack Perkins was the first to react to the blooper, commenting on Courtney’s appearance while refuelling the rare Holden.

“Swap your t-shirt for some fuel?” Perkins quipped.

Blanchard Racing Team recruit Tim Slade joined in the commentary, poking fun at the Tickford drivers predicament.

“@jack_perkins_what’s a t-shirt?” Slade wrote.

The 40-year-old called on a local friend to help his stranded HSV W1, who shared their own version of events.

Fans also weighed in on the gaff, noting the lack of a number plate on the number 22 GTSR.

Courtney owns one of only 275 Holden GTSR W1’s ever built, boasting a 6.2 litre, supercharged LS9 V8 engine. It also has a 71-litre petrol tank capacity, which Courtney has discovered the hard way.

The Repco Supercars Championship field will return to Victoria for the Winton SuperSprint across May 28-30. Tickets are available here.

The event will be broadcast live on Foxtel and will be streamed on Kayo with highlights on 7 and 7 Plus.

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