Supercars legend Murphy backs controversial tyre rules

The series has used both the soft and hard compound Dunlops at the last two events, with a limited allocation, particularly of the soft, effectively forcing drivers to pick and choose between races.

As a result there’s been six different winners from the six races, with Sydney Motorsport Park particularly unpredictable, Scott McLaughlin, Nick Percat and Jack Le Brocq sharing the spoils.

Lower tyre degradation in Darwin last weekend meant tyre condition was less influential than it was in Sydney, however the rules did still help Anton De Pasquale to a first win on the Saturday, the Erebus driver joined on the podium by James Courtney and Scott Pye.

While undoubtedly fascinating, the rules have divided paddock opinion with some claiming the racing is too contrived.

Star driver-turned-TV pundit Murphy is having none of that, however, the four-time Bathurst 1000 winner telling the Parked Up podcast that he’s a big fan of the new rules.

“The guys that dominate every single weekend, they’re not going to be overly happy with it because they’re not able to gather as many trophies,” said Murphy. “They probably feel that it’s being manipulated a little bit.

“But sitting at home, and if I take off my work hat and my involvement with Supercars, I think it’s fantastic. I’m a huge advocate. I’ve been a huge…

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