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Murphy confirms 2022 as his final Bathurst

Kiwi legend Greg Murphy opens up to PARKED UP PLUS presenter Mark Fogarty on his Bathurst wildcard appearance in 2022, which will be his Great Race farewell.

13 June 2022

Bathurst hero Greg Murphy has revealed that his wildcard comeback will be his last appearance in the Great Race.

Murphy is partnering sidelined fellow Kiwi Richie Stanaway in a Boost Mobile-backed Erebus Motorsport wildcard entry at Mount Panorama in early October.

They tested encouragingly in their ZB Commodore at Winton last week, with two more pre-Bathurst trials still to come.

Out of Supercars and regular racing since 2014, Murphy has declared that his return to Bathurst will be strictly a one-off.

He told this week’s PARKED UP PLUS podcast that his comeback is reluctant, repaying Boost Mobile boss Peter Adderton for the backing that launched his career more than 30 years ago.

Murphy admits that Adderton “guilted” him into the return, which was supposed to happen last year before COVID trans-Tasman travel restrictions scuppered that plan. He also wants to help Stanaway rehabilitate his stalled Supercars career.

Candid as ever, while happy with their performance at the test, the outpoken Kiwi star has no pretentions on a big result despite his Bathurst 1000 pedigree.

Muphy is a Bathurst hero with four victories in the 1000, plus his epic ‘Lap of the Gods’ pole in 2003.

Also, Craig Lowndes on why he’s in no hurry to retire and the latest on Supercars’ Sandown and New Zealand rounds.

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