Mt Panorama to porn: Supercars driver’s shock career move

 

From Mount Panorama to porn.

Australia's first full-time female Supercars driver is earning as much as $25,000 a week after quitting her career as a V8 driver to become a porn star.

In a career change U-turn that has shocked the stars of her old sport, former V8 driver Renee Gracie is now selling nude pictures and adult movies on the internet.

Part of the historic first all-female pairing that conquered Mount Panorama in 2015, the former Nissan driver is charging $12.95 for a one-month subscription to her "OnlyFans" website.

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Simona de Silvestro and Renee Gracie made history in 2015 after conquering Mount Panorama. Picture: Richard Dobson
Simona de Silvestro and Renee Gracie made history in 2015 after conquering Mount Panorama. Picture: Richard Dobson

In her first interview since quitting racing to become an adult entertainer, Gracie, 25, declared she is comfortable with being called a "porn star" and did not regret quitting her promising career as a race-car driver.

"It has been the best thing I have done in my whole life," Gracie said.

"It has put me in a financial position I could never have dreamt of and I really enjoy it. I am fine with whatever they want to call me. I am earning good money and I am comfortable with where I am at.''

Storming onto the V8 scene when she partnered with Swiss racer Simona de Silvestro at Bathurst in 2015, Gracie claimed she did not make a cent during her seven years as a professional race car driver.

 

Ex-Supercar driver Renee Gracie’s OnlyFans. Source: OnlyFans
Ex-Supercar driver Renee Gracie’s OnlyFans. Source: OnlyFans

Working in a car-yard until last year, Gracie said she is now making as much as $25,000 a week.

"I am averaging about $2500 US a day,'' Gracie said. "I have been able to pay for a house. I have a 30-year loan that I am about to pay off in 12 months."

Gracie began posting nude pictures on a subscription site last year after abandoning her racing career.

"It just didn't work out," Gracie said of her racing career.

"It is as simple as that. I think in the end I had a lack of passion and realised I wasn't as good as everyone else.

 

Renee Gracie. Picture: Instagram
Renee Gracie. Picture: Instagram

 

Renee Gracie. Picture: Instagram
Renee Gracie. Picture: Instagram

 

"I wasn't getting the results and couldn't get the funding. I tried to do my best but it got to a point where my dream vanished.

"I got over it and realised I wasn't good enough and moved on. I was then selling cars at a car yard, busting my arse, and a couple of fans suggested I do OnlyFans and it started from there.''

Gracie moved on to posting full sex videos after earning $3000 in her first week.

"I pretty much do everything," Gracie said. "I do whatever it is people request. I sell those photos and people tip me.''

 

Former Supercars star Renee Gracie says her new career has allowed her to pay off a 30-year loan in 12 months. Picture: Instagram
Former Supercars star Renee Gracie says her new career has allowed her to pay off a 30-year loan in 12 months. Picture: Instagram

 

Gracie's new career has been a hot-topic in the Supercars paddock with drivers sharing videos and images featuring their former colleague.

"I guess you could see glimpses of what was coming," said a current Supercars driver.

"It didn't happen overnight. But good on her. As long as that is what she wants to do. We always liked Renee, she was a nice girl, polite and had no problems fitting in."

Gracie said she has the full support of her family.

"Believe it or not my Dad knows it and supports it," Gracie said.

 

Renee has over 40k Instagram followers. Picture: Instagram
Renee has over 40k Instagram followers. Picture: Instagram

 

"I think you could say my Dad is actually proud because of the financial position I am in and what I have been able to do with the site. you look at what I have achieved not what I am doing, it has been a success."

Gracie, who also has her own line of air-fresheners and key-chains, has no desire to return to racing.

"Racing cars is not my passion anymore,' Gracie said.

"I have no interest in going back. Racing cars in my eyes is not the pinnacle of what I have done. What I am doing right now, I would rather do than race around Bathurst."

Originally published as Mt Panorama to porn: Supercars driver's shock career move



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