Murphy anticipating to be on Bathurst grid

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Murphy is about to crew up with fellow Kiwi Richie Stanaway in an Erebus Motorsport-run, Enhance Cell-backed Bathurst 1000 wildcard.

The plan was for the wildcard to make use of the spare Erebus chassis.

Nonetheless the entry was plunged into doubt by Will Brown’s heavy crash in New Zealand on the weekend.

Ought to Brown’s automotive not be repaired in time he and Jack Perkins will want the spare and Murphy and Stanaway will both miss out or must discover one other crew.

Regardless of preliminary pessimism from Erebus CEO Barry Ryan, Murphy is assured an answer will probably be discovered and he and Stanaway will make it onto the Bathurst 1000 grid subsequent month.

“I feel it will likely be high-quality,” he instructed the Castrol Motorsport Information podcast.

“An excessive amount of has been completed. There’s an excessive amount of effort, an excessive amount of work.

“I’ve not been occasion to any of the conversations that Enhance has had with some other groups. However I am instructed there have been presents and issues.

“I simply can’t see it being turfed.

“It is the worst case scenario for Barry Ryan and Erebus to have had [the crash] occur to them.

“You simply shake your head and go… identical to when Shane [van Gisbergen] got here by way of and gained that final [Pukekohe] race, the flip aspect is the worst case issues may also occur. Which occurred to Erebus on the identical day.

“That is what groups need to take care of and I really feel sorry for the fellows and ladies at Erebus who’re going to need to give you some form of answer.

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“And I hope they do, as a result of they need to be part of that simply as a lot as we do.

“I am very assured that some answer will probably be discovered as a result of everybody needs to.”

The Bathurst 1000 will happen between October 6-9.

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