GREG MURPHY TO CO-HOST NEW MOTORSPORT SHOW

Greg Murphy will co-host a new motorsport show in New Zealand. Pic: an1images.com / Dirk Klynsmith

GREG Murphy will co-host a new motorsport radio show for SEN’s recently-acquired New Zealand station.

The four-time Bathurst 1000 winner joins Stephen McIvor as the hosts for Race Control, a show that will air live on Thursday evenings from 7pm-9pm (5pm-7pm AEST) on SENZ, with the first episode slated for September 16.

Fans can also listen via the SENZ app, while the show is also repeated on Sunday mornings from 9am-10am NZ time.

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Along with news and opinion, interviews and audience interaction will be a big part of the show, which will cover motorsport in New Zealand and around the world.

“We have a disproportionate number of drivers doing amazing things professionally around the world too, which is something we should all be very proud of,” Murphy said.

“I can’t wait to launch Race Control on SENZ and talk all things motorsport with my mate and Super Broadcaster Stephen McIvor.”

Murphy, who is scheduled to race as a wildcard in this year’s Repco Bathurst 1000, has been absent from Supercars broadcasts since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic but has been a mainstay on New Zealand screens through his work on Sky Speed alongside McIvor.

“After working for eight years on Sky Speed alongside Greg Murphy, I have greater respect for what is needed for success in the world of motorsport and the chance to share and introduce that world to folk on Race Control on SENZ has got me pumped,” McIvor said.

“Have no fear, Murph and I are going to have fun and want you to be a part of it.”

SEN, the largest syndicator of sports radio content across Australia, entered the New Zealand market in March when it purchased TAB NZ’s 30 broadcast licences, relaunching the network as SENZ in July.

Race Control becomes the second motorsport radio show on SEN’s books, joining the Australian-produced The Driver’s Seat hosted by Matt MacKelden and Steven Johnson.

Will Dale is V8 Sleuth's Head of Content - Digital. He began his media career as a breakfast radio newsreader before joining SPEED TV Australia and FOX SPORTS Australia in 2012 as its Digital Editorial Lead - Motorsport, covering all forms of motorsport both in Australia and internationally. He became part of the V8 Sleuth team in 2018.