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THE colours in which Greg Murphy and Richie Stanaway will make their Repco Bathurst 1000 comebacks have been finalised.

The #51 Boost Mobile race livery was unveiled today in front of fans at Erebus Motorsport’s open day at their Dandenong South headquarters.

Murphy and Stanaway were on hand for the occasion, as they count down to their second of three wildcard test days on Tuesday, August 16 at Winton Motor Raceway.

“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 founder Peter Adderton.

A closer look at the design’s finer details

“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.”

The car, subtly tweaked from the scheme it ran in June at Winton, features New Zealand-inspired design elements.

“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,” said four-time Great Race winner Greg Murphy, whose last Repco Supercars Championship race came in 2014.

“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.

There will be at least three wildcards on the 2022 Bathurst 1000 grid

“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.”

Added Stanaway: “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.

“I’m feeling really good heading into the next test day after what was a successful first test in June.

The #51 is synonymous with Murphy

“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.”

The August 16 test falls a week shy of Murphy’s 50th birthday. Their final hitout is scheduled for September 28.

Round 9 of the Supercars Championship unfolds at Sandown across August 19-21.

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