V8 Supercars Legend Greg Murphy to contest the Bathurst 1000
Boost-Mobile backed drivers Greg Murphy (Stadium Finance Ambassador) and Richie Stanaway have their sights firmly set on this year’s Bathurst 1000 with their first outing in preparation for the wildcard confirmed.
It was announced last November that Murphy and Stanaway would have to wait another year to contest the Great Race after travel restrictions proved too great a hurdle for the team.
The re-opening of the Australian and New Zealand border now sees the Kiwi duo set to take the reigns of their #51 Commodore at Winton on June 7.
Four-time Bathurst winner Murphy is pleased to see last year’s plans resurrected and believes this first test will be the most important in terms of getting back up to speed.
“I don’t think I can put into words how important these test days will be for Richie and I, they’re so critical for us,” Murphy said.
A lack of testing was the biggest thing for me last year that really had me questioning whether we were going to be able to do the event and do it justice.
Being two drivers who have been out of the car for a while, Murph and I are definitely going to utilise all three of our test days to make sure we’re as prepared as we can be,” Stanaway said.
“Going to Bathurst is tough at the best of times, even when racing full-time, so we’ll be focusing pretty hard on those test days to extract everything we can.
“For the first test day, it’s really going to be about getting comfortable in the car and getting to know the team.
The brainchild of Boost Mobile Founder Peter Adderton, was originally floated on social media and picked up traction after overwhelming support from the fans.
“We were never going to give up, and were always going to make it happen for Murph, Richie, and the Supercars fans,” Adderton said.
“The story is not over for Richie and Murph to take on the mountain and it’s something you don’t want to miss.
“The benefit of this year will be that Murph and Richie will have three test days prior to the big race which will allow them to fine-tune their skills and the setup with the team.
Stadium Finance are proud to be backing Greg Murphy & Richie Stanaway in the 2022 Bathurst 1000 at Mount Panorama.
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