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Murphy breaks silence on Bathurst wildcard talk

GREG Murphy hasn’t exactly shot down the rumour linking him with a shock Supercars return to drive a wildcard entry in this year’s Repco Bathurst 1000.

Boost Mobile owner Peter Adderton floated the idea on social media last month in the wake of Triple Eight’s announcement that it will field a wildcard entry for Russell Ingall and Broc Feeney in the race.

“I refuse to be out marketed by (Supercheap Auto) so (Greg Murphy and Richie Stanaway if) you want a wild card as a team for Bathurst I will organise and sponsor it,” Adderton posted to his Instagram account.

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While the original post had a light-hearted tone Adderton subsequently confirmed that he was actually quite serious, with recent reports suggesting that a deal has been concluded with the drivers.

Aaron Noonan broached the subject with Murphy when the Kiwi legend joined the V8 Sleuth Podcast for this week’s edition of Repco Supercars Weekly to review the OTR SuperSprint at The Bend.

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“Listen, there is a very long story – and we haven’t got time for it – but Peter Adderton and I go back a very, very long way,” Murphy told Repco Supercars Weekly.

“He essentially gave me the big kick-start in Australia that set me up for my future – he is capable of anything.

“All I can say at the moment is that nothing’s off the table, as crazy as it may sound, but I don’t know; we’ll just have to wait and see what he’s come up (with) and what bribery and corruption he throws my way and how serious he is – we’re still working on trying to work that one out.

“But I find it completely insane that, after all these years, I could even fathom getting back behind the wheel of a Supercar and going and doing a job there.

“But anyway, if Ingall could do it, I suppose I could!”

Whether or not the much-rumoured wildcard goes ahead, Murphy’s commitments with Supercars Media mean he’ll be at Mount Panorama come what may.

“I will be at Bathurst regardless,” he told Repco Supercars Weekly.

“Part of the plan is to come and support my mates in the television side of Supercars and have a bit of a play with them.

“I’m looking forward to it, it’d be great to get back, and I’m actually looking forward to getting on an international flight – I’ve never said that ever!”

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