Sun Jul 03 10:39:22 AEST 2016

HOLDEN AMBASSADOR TO SWAP MOUNTAIN FOR THE GRAVEL

HOLDEN AMBASSADOR TO SWAP MOUNTAIN FOR THE GRAVEL
 
Holden Ambassador and four-time Bathurst champion, Greg Murphy, has set himself a new motorsport challenge, one which will see him swap 300km/h laps charging around The Mountain to sliding sideways around the back country roads of New Zealand.
 
The new endeavor will partner Murphy with experienced rally champion Josh Marston in a two-car team, competing in the 2017 New Zealand Rally Championship.
 
Despite the change of surface, one thing remains a constant - Murphy will still be driving a Holden, albeit one with slightly smaller cubic capacity and revised horsepower.
 
“Greg Murphy is synonymous with Holden and motorsport, so we were naturally very enthusiastic to become involved with the team when he approached us with a proposal to enter the rally championship,” said the Managing Director of Holden New Zealand, Kristian Aquilina.
 
“Rallying in New Zealand enjoys a strong following and it’s great to be involved in this exciting action with Greg and Josh.”
 
Two Holden Barinas will undergo rework and modification at the team’s workshop in Christchurch, in readiness for the start of the series in April 2017.
 
“The Holden Barina is a small and dynamic model which is admittedly more at home on suburban streets, so it will make a real statement competing on special stages as part of the six-round championship,” said Mr Aquilina.
 
“We’re looking forward to seeing the guys driving their cars to the limit and are eager to follow their progress throughout the course of the championship.”