Car Number: 81
Home town: Christchurch
Date of Birth: 21/10/2003
Cormac – younger son of Kiwi motorsport legend Greg Murphy – will follow in the footsteps of older brother Ronan who raced in the championship two seasons ago and used it as a stepping stone into what is turning out to be a successful transition into racing in the Australia Porsche Championship.
Currently studying for a degree in Commerce at the University of Canterbury, 20 year old Cormac was a finalist in the recent Tony Quinn Foundation Toyota 86 Academy shootout and has been busy sharpening his skills ahead of the season with appearances in the North and South Island Endurance rounds aboard a TR86.
“I’ve enjoyed the enduros and have learned a great deal,” he explained. “The TR86 has a relatively small amount of power, learning to drive the car while maximising time spent at 100% throttle has been a challenge. It really makes you step outside your comfort zone having to get used to losing traction on corner exits while staying in the power, and also just being as smooth as possible with all my inputs.
“I’ve also been spending a lot of time in my sim, while still balancing it with work and Uni, and have a training routine that I am able to balance with my other commitments so it’s been very busy as we get closer and closer to the first round.