Supercars paddock reacts to Murphy/Stanaway wildcard

  • Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 08/06/2021
  • By Charlie Bullis

Greg Murphy and Richie Stanaway have been confirmed to pilot a Boost Mobile-backed Erebus Motorsport wildcard at this year’s Repco Bathurst 1000.

The wildcard will see four-time Bathurst winner Murphy return after a seven-year hiatus and 29-year-old Stanaway rebound after his shock retirement in 2019.

Supercars drivers and commentators were quick to respond to the announcement and congratulate the Kiwi duo on their resurgence.

Kelly Grove Racing recruit David Reynolds was one driver happy to see Murphy's return.

Team 18 co-driver Michael Caruso was also keen to congratulate the legendary New Zealand driver.

Blanchard Racing Team driver Tim Slade chimed in with a cheeky note to Murphy.

Commentator Greg Rust also lent his support to the Boost Mobile-backed Erebus Motorsport wildcard.

Supercars pit reporter Chad Neylon used a 'less is more' approach to his reaction.

Fellow New Zealanders Shane van Gisbergen and Andre Heimgartner shared their thoughts on their childhood hero's return, while Brodie Kostecki shared a funny photo via Instagram.

Stanaway and Murphy will join the Supercars field for the Repco Bathurst 1000 on October 7-10. Tickets are available here.

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