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VIDEO: THE Lap of the Gods

By MOTOR Staff, 11 Oct 2014 Features

In our last ‘Lap of the Gods’ instalment is Greg Murphy’s stunning qualifier in 2003

VIDEO: THE Lap of the Gods

JOHN Bowe was looking smug. With a snappy 2:07.956 lap, he thought he had pole for the 2003 Great Race all sewn up. But what he hadn't budgeted for was a hungry Kiwi in a Kmart Commodore.

As Greg Murphy roared up Mountain Straight it was clear his Walkinshaw-prepped VY Commodore was seriously healthy. And when he knocked four tenths out of Bowe's lap in the first sector alone, Bowe was shaking his head as the rest of Australia watched on, stunned.

See why this one legendary lap scored Murph a standing ovation in pitlane - and earned his place in Bathurst lore…