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RIVAL SQUADS TEAM UP FOR BATHURST 1000

THE Repco Bathurst 1000 pit lane order has become clear, with rival wildcard stars Craig Lowndes and Greg Murphy to share a garage.

That is, of course, pending Erebus Motorsport and/or Boost Mobile’s ability to make the #51 entry still happen following Will Brown’s Pukekohe crash.

News is yet to emerge whether EMH02 – the car which David Reynolds qualified on pole for the 2018 Great Race – will be repairable or whether a chassis switch is in order for Brown/Jack Perkins.

The outcome of that assessment won’t change how the Bathurst garages are set up, though.

That’s because V8 Sleuth understands the Blanchard Racing Team has agreed to share its pit bay – effectively the 13th down from pit exit – with Matt Chahda Motorsport.

MCM is fielding Matt Chahda and Jaylyn Robotham in a ZB Commodore sourced from Walkinshaw Andretti United.

That leaves the Triple Eight Race Engineering/Supercheap Auto wildcard of Lowndes and Declan Fraser in the garage closest to pit entry, regardless of whether the Murphy/Richie Stanaway combination makes the grid.

Having Lowndes and Murphy in the one garage is a tantalising prospect and one that is sure to see fans flock to the bottom end of pit lane.

The duo won the 1996 Bathurst 1000 together for the Holden Racing Team and have gone on to tally 11 victories between them in the endurance epic.

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