10 Aug 2009

Skaife and Murphy to team up for Bathurst

6:40 pm on 10 August 2009

Mark Skaife and New Zealand's Greg Murphy are to form one of the best credentialled Bathurst partnerships with five-time champion Mark Skaife announcing he's coming out of retirement for October's event.

Skaife has been quietly testing Murphy's car at several V8 rounds this year, getting a feel for the car and will his first race since retiring in September last year.

He says teaming up with Murphy is ideal as no one gets around Bathurst better than Murphy, adding his four wins and a long-standing lap record, testament to that.

Between them Skaife and Murphy have won at Mt Panorama nine times.