Greg Murphy or “Murph” to his many fans is New Zealand’s highest-profile V8 Supercar driver. With memorable victories in the highly coveted Australian Sandown 500 and Bathurst 1000 events in 1996, he established himself as world-class.
His flagrant disregard for detractors and adversity has resulted in some of his most memorable performances despite the odds. An attitude applied to both his life and business decision making.
Greg Murphy started racing Karts at the age of 8. Winning the inaugural Shell Formula Ford Scholarship in 1990 was his ticket to experiencing a real racing car for the first time and the beginning of a successful career in the sport. A seasoned driver in Australian V8 Supercars, Greg Murphy’s mark on the sport is indisputable. With over 400 V8 Supercar race starts, multiple Bathurst 1000 wins and appointments with some the highest-profile race teams in Australasia, Greg is rightfully considered one of the greats by fellow competitors and fans alike. Greg’s flagrant disregard for detractors and adversity has resulted in some of his most memorable performances despite the odds.
Murph finished up his professional career at the end of 2014 as a co-driver with the team that gave him his first opportunity in a V8 SuperCar – the Holden Racing Team and has since been working on the other side of the camera within the SuperCars Media TV Commentary Team.
1994 – 1st place, New Zealand Grand Prix driving a Reynard 90D
1996 – 2nd, GT2 Class at Le Mans
1996 – 1st place, Bathurst 1000 and Sandown 500 with Craig Lowndes
1999 – 1st place, Bathurst 1000 with Steven Richards
2000 – 3rd, Bathurst 1000 with Steven Richards
2001 – 3rd, Bathurst with Todd Kelly
2003 – Fastest lap on the 6.213 km Mount Panorama Circuit, 2:06.859. Record held for 7 years.
2003 – 1st place, Bathurst 1000 with Rick Kelly
2003 – 1st place, Bathurst 24 Hour with Peter Brock, Todd Kelly and Jason Bright
2004 – 1st place, Bathurst 1000 with Rick Kelly
2008 – 2nd, Bathurst 1000 with Jason Richards
2011 – Pole position, Bathurst 1000. 3rd place, Bathurst 1000
2012 – Won the first-ever V8SuperTourer race at Hampton Downs.
2012/13 – 1st place, V8SuperTourer Championship