Quad bike champion to team up with Fannin in Britcar Aston Vantage
Champion quad bike racer Chris Murphy will fulfil a long-standing ambition and move into car racing this season when he contests the Britcar Endurance Championship with a brand new Aston Martin Vantage GT4.
The 54-year-old from Oxfordshire will share the car with former British GT4 champion Jody Fannin in the eight-round series, which starts at Silverstone on March 26.
Murphy has wanted to race cars since participating in autotests with Witney Motor Club 37 years ago but at the time was unable to make the commitment as he was busy building up his successful distribution company and raising a young family. Instead he took up quad racing in 1997.
To prepare himself for the switch to the track Murphy has had a busy winter, including testing the car at Valencia.
“I have completed numerous trackdays with Zak Mercer and hired a Renault Clio from Mark Fish Motorsport for general tests and to learn the circuits,” said Murphy while testing the Clio at Donington Park.
“I am not setting any real car racing targets for my first season, apart from not finishing last,” he added.