8 Oct 2010

Murphy's lap record at Bathurst broken

3:49 pm on 8 October 2010

The TeamVodafone Holden V8 driver, Craig Lowndes, has set the fastest ever lap time around the Mount Panorama Circuit at Bathurst in practice.

Lowndes' time of 2 minutes 6.8012 seconds edged Greg Murphy's legendary qualifying time from 2003 by point zero five of a second.

Earlier in the session, Lowndes' teammate and defending two-time V8 champion, Jamie Whincup, hit the TeamBOC Commodore of Jason Richards, who crashed into the wall at Forrest's Elbow.

Both drivers came out of the accident unscathed, but the cars will require extensive repairs.