Cassidy gains glowing praise from Murphy ahead of Taupo enduro

Gordon Lomas

Monday 27th August, 2012 - 11:15am

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Young Nick Cassidy to replace Greg Murphy at Taupo this weekend

Greg Murphy expects touring car rookie Nick Cassidy to rise to the challenge when he makes his V8 SuperTourer debut in the Father’s Day 400 at Taupo this weekend.

Cassidy receives his biggest touring car test at Ricoh Taupo Motorsport Park after receiving a surprise call-up to replace Kiwi V8 Supercar star Murphy who continues to recover from major back surgery.

The teenage open wheel sensation will partner Aussie Jack Perkins in the Mike Pero Mortgages-backed Commodore in the maiden long distance race for the inaugural V8ST series.

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