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Murphy to race DJR Sierra in NZ historic event

Daniel Herrero

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Saturday 9th January, 2021 - 10:28am

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DJR6 pic: Historic Touring Cars NZ Facebook

Greg Murphy will contest next month’s Skope Classic in a Dick Johnson Racing Ford Sierra.

The car in question is DJR6, the last of the six Sierras built by DJR, and will be piloted by Murphy in the Archibalds Historic Touring Cars races at the Christchurch event.

DJR6 was raced as Car #17 in the 1990 and 1991 Bathurst 1000s, as well as being driven by Johnson himself in the 1992 Australian Touring Car Championship.

It was bought last year by Lance Coupland and will be part of a 25-strong Historic Touring Cars field when the Skope Classic is held at his local circuit, Ruapuna Park, on February 5-7.

Greg Murphy’s son Ronan will be on the same grid, in a 1996 Nissan Primera Super Tourer.

Murphy senior will also be in action in the New Zealand Grand Prix, which is contested in modern times as part of the Castrol Toyota Racing Series, at Hampton Downs on January 22-24.

The Primera which Ronan Murphy will race pic: pic: Historic Touring Cars NZ Facebook

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