Four-time Bathurst winner Greg Murphy will pilot a Holden ZB Commodore carrying the Repco Battle of Jacks Ridge livery at Wednesday night’s Supercars Esport Series second round.
The popular form of racing sees competitors battle each other on the iRacing format, using Supercars designs at the famous Pocono Raceway.
The second edition of Repco Battle of Jacks Ridge will be held over November 13-14 at the spectacular Whitford property owned by 2017 national rally champion Andrew Hawkeswood.
The inaugural event last year proved a massive hit with both competitors and spectators with the rally sprint knockout format producing some exhilarating entertainment.
Murphy, who competed at the 2020 Repco Battle of Jacks Ridge, will be up against it on Wednesday night as he takes on drivers that are renowned for their eSeries expertise.
“I don’t have a lot of experience in eSport racing but in this lockdown, I’ve done more online competing than the grand total of everything I’ve done before that,” Murphy said.
“I am really looking forward to it. It is cool that it’s on an oval – so hopefully not as difficult as it could be.”
The car will carry a striking red, black and white livery with Repco Battle of Jacks Ridge prominently positioned on the sides of the car.
Murphy is set to compete in this year’s Bathurst 1000 if the COVID situation on both sides of the Tasman allows.
He will also work as a commentator for Sky Sport at the Repco Battle of Jacks Ridge.
“The first edition of the Repco Battle of Jacks Ridge was superb and I know it is a real highlight on the calendar for competitors and fans,” Murphy said.
“I really can’t wait for it.”