Erebus Motorsport has taken the covers off the Holden ZB Commodore that Greg Murphy and Richie Stanaway will race in this year’s Repco Bathurst 1000.
Last year, the pair were going to contest the Great Race. However, travel trouble between Australia and New Zealand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic ultimately put paid to those plans.
Now, that effort has been revived with backing from Boost Mobile. The colour scheme was unveiled in front of fans at an Erebus Motorsport open day at the team’s Dandenong South base in Melbourne.
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“It’s great to have Richie and Murph back in Australia for the launch of the Boost Mobile Bathurst 1000 wildcard livery followed up by another planned test day at Winton,” said Boost Mobile boss Peter Adderton.
Greg Murphy and Richie Stanaway will carry No.51 on their Holden ZB Commodore (Supplied)
“This has always been about the fans, and today is for them. Boost Mobile would like to thank Erebus, the sponsors and the fans for believing in this with us.”
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Former Repco Supercars Championship full-timers Murphy and Stanaway were on site for the launch ahead of their second landmark test at Winton Motor Raceway.
Murphy’s last start came in 2014 with the then-known Holden Racing Team.
Perhaps most well known for his ‘Lap of the Gods’ effort to take pole position in the 2004 Bathurst 1000, the 49-year-old has four wins in the Great Race to his credit.
Richie Stanaway returns to Supercars after a three-year absence (Supplied)
“It looks awesome. It’s very different to what we had last year but I knew that it would change, and the print underneath looks awesome,” Murphy said.
“The inclusion of the silver fern is a nice touch and I’m sure it’s not only appreciated by us but will also be appreciated by the Kiwi fans.
“Today’s open day is a great opportunity for us to not only see the fans and showcase our new livery, but to reward everyone who has been behind this concept from the start.
“Today is part of the journey really, it’s all been fan-driven from the very start, and we are very humbled by the support.”
Erebus Motorsport will run the Boost Mobile-backed effort (Supplied)
Stanaway last competed full-time in the Repco Supercars Championship in 2019 with Garry Rogers Motorsport.
“I think the livery looks great and it’s awesome that we’ve been able to show it off for the first time to our supporters in real life,” said Stanaway.
“I’m feeling really good heading into the next test day after what was a successful first test in June.
“Hopefully we can build on that and get straight into more advanced work after our first test was used to try and familiarise ourselves with the car. I’m looking forward to it.”
This year’s Repco Bathurst 1000 takes place across October 6-9.
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