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Greg Murphy

Inspiring V8 Supercar Legend

Travels From:
Napier / Hawkes Bay

Type:
Sporting Icon, Speaker

Style:
Inspiring, Engaging, Memorable, Passionate, Anecdotal, Humorous, Entertaining

Category:
Business, Inspiration, Resilience, Teams, Strategy, Sport, Sporting icon, After dinner

Greg Murphy is a NZ Motorsport icon and he's rightfully considered one of the motor racing greats by fellow competitors and fans alike.

A seasoned driver in Australian V8 Supercars, Greg's mark on the sport is indisputable. With over 400 V8 Supercar race starts, multiple Bathurst 1000 wins and appointments with some the highest profile race teams in Australasia.  Greg’s flagrant disregard for detractors and adversity has resulted in some of his most memorable performances despite the odds. An attitude applied to both his life and business decision making.  

Career Highlights: 

2014 – 1st place, V8 SuperTourer Sprint Series
2013 – 1st place, V8 SuperTourer Sprint Series and overall Season Champion.
2012 – Won the first ever V8 SuperTourer race at Hampton Downs.
2011 - Pole position, Bathurst 1000. 3rd place, Bathurst 1000
2008 – 2nd place, Bathurst 1000
2004 – 1st place, Bathurst 1000 with Rick Kelly
2003 – 1st place, Bathurst 24 Hour with Peter Brock, Todd Kelly and Jason Bright
2003 – 1st place, Bathurst 1000 with Rick Kelly
2003 – Fastest lap on the 6.213 km Mount Panorama Circuit, 2:06.859. Record held for 7 years.
2001 – 3rd place, Bathurst with Todd Kelly
2000 – 3rd place, Bathurst 1000 with Steven Richards
1999 – 1st place, Bathurst 1000 with Steven Richards
1997 – 1st place, Sandown 500 with Craig Lowndes
1996 – 1st place, Bathurst 1000 and Sandown 500 with Craig Lowndes
1996 – 2nd place, GT2 Class at Le Mans

Murph's no stranger to reaching 300km/h on the track, but the Kiwi V8 Supercar star preaches safe speeds and smart decisions when it comes to driving on the road.  He is the face of the Motor Trade Association's in-school road safety programme "Murph in Schools", that has been running for eight years and he has been tirelessly advocating for widespread safety improvements in driver training, vehicles and road systems for some time.

More recently, he made the tough decision to retire from full-time racing to join the V8 Media team for 2015 and became part of the broadcasting team on Fox Sports and Channel 10 providing expert commentary for the V8 Supercars and V8 Supercars Dunlop Series coverage.

No stranger to the commentator role after taking part in TV coverage at different times over the past 2 years, he’s looking forward to the chance to continue to be involved in the sport. An added bonus is having competed in the present Next Gen cars, he has unique first-hand knowledge to share with viewers across multiple broadcast platforms around the world. Back home in NZ, he also co-hosts SkySpeed with Stephen McIvor on SKY Sport.

Off the track Murph is a dad to three young children, has his helicopter pilot's licence and in his spare time cycles to keep fit.  

His recent  book “ Murph – The Illustrated History”  takes a look back at his motorsport career with a pictorial journey from his early beginnings in karting up to 2014.

If you want to be both inspired and entertained, then you can't go past this motor racing great!

Testimonials:

Greg was incredibly well received.  He was a genuine “hit” with the crowd, he was personable and a real gentleman.  He moved around and chatted with the crowd during the meal and was happy to converse and have photos taken.   He followed the brief to ensure a great night and communication leading up to the event was A1 from both Greg and SpeakerLink.
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