Greg Murphy is set to compete in tonight’s second round of the Supercars Eseries at the Pocono Raceway.
Murphy is a legend of the sport with four Bathurst 1000 wins and two runner up finishes in the championship.
He made his full-time debut in the series in 1997, and went on to race until his retirement in 2012, going on to compete for two years as a co-driver.
Murphy is set to compete with his iconic number 51 in a Holden Commodore with a Battle of Jacks Ridge livery.
2020 saw the inaugural Battle of Jacks Ridge rally event held, with Shane van Gisbergen coming away with the win. The second instalment of the event will get underway this November.
After making his Eseries debut in the celebrity race last year, this event will see Murphy compete against a number of the series main game drivers.
“I’m a bit worried about my Eseries debut in the All Stars grid,” Murphy said.
“Last year’s celebrity race was great, I really enjoyed it, but didn’t it get competitive in a hurry…
“I’ve seen a bit of an email stream going around, and there are a few celebrities keen to reinstate themselves in 2021.
“I’m looking forward to it, it’s going to be difficult to step in a drive a virtual Supercar, but I’m hoping the oval will be a little bit easier.
“Pocono has three very different shaped left-hand corners; you have to remember which one you are at.”
The first round saw Richie Stanaway compete for the entry, taking the race win at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The pair will compete together as a wildcard in the 2021 Bathurst 1000 for Erebus Motorsport.
“I was laughing on the couch watching that unfold, I thought he did so well,” Murphy added.
“What was more entertaining was Richie’s face that does not show emotion, but that’s our Richie.
“Richie has been getting plenty of practice and I’m hoping he is going to give me some help to tackle the tricky triangle.”
“He puts a lot of practice time and dedication to racing and it’s paying off for him.
“The New Zealand fans are loving the Eseries; it’s getting Supercars action back on our screens and seeing the names they love.
“Whether it is virtual or not, we prefer the real stuff of course, but it’s incredible what the drivers are doing to be prepared for the Eseries to do well at it.
“Honestly, I’m expecting to get flogged, that’s about it. I think maybe a top-24 result might even not be achievable!”
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