28 Aug 2012

Murphy gets behind V8 Supercar for first time since May

5:29 am on 28 August 2012

The veteran New Zealand driver Greg Murphy has got behind the wheel of his V8 Supercar for the first time since May as he hopes to return this year's endurance races.

The four-time Bathurst 1000 champion took part in a ride day at Sydney Motorsport Park, the first time he's driven his Kelly Racing Holden Commodore since back surgery.

The 40-year-old Murphy says he completed several one-hour driving sessions and had no problems during or after his drives.

He hopes to resume driving for the Sandown round of the Supercars in just under a fortnight.

In Murphy's absence his Commodore has been driven by David Russell in Darwin before former Formula One world champion Jacques Villeneuve took over for three rounds.