Greg Murphy driving the PWR cooled Commodore prepared by M3 Racing dominated the first round of the New Zealand V8 SuperTourer Championship with a clean sweep of all three races at the opening round held at Hampton Downs in New Zealand.

The M3 Racing team which uses PWR Performance Products finished the first race with 3 cars in the top 4 position. Murphy finishing first with Richard Moore and Paul Manuell taking third and fourth positions respectively. Overall the M3 Racing team finished the first round of the season first, third and sixth.

The first race was red flagged moments after the start when seven cars were involved in a first lap, first corner accident.
When the race was restarted after a 15 minute delay, Murphy took just three laps to take the lead and dominated the race to take the chequered flag.

Races 2 and 3 had the same finishing result with Murphy dominating both races and now has a strong lead in the championship.