Formula Renault Winter Series November 2007

Marc joined British Formula 3 champions Hitech Racing, in their Formula Renault debut at the Winter Series. The series was contested over four rounds, at Donington Park and Croft. With these being Marc’s first races in a car with aerodynamic aids, it was going to be a challenge for Marc to get used to the Formula Renault car in the limited testing time. Unfortunately his first race at Donington was ended after not even one lap, due to an over-excited driver crashing into the side of him, damaging the suspension, floor and cooling system. The second race went better with Marc finishing 15th out of the 32 car field. The second event at croft went a lot better with Marc scoring an 8th place finish in damp greasy conditions. His results classified him 12th overall in the Winter Series, despite his DNF in the first round.

Formula Ford Festival October 2007

After constantly posting amongst quickest times in testing, Marc found himself disappointed to qualify 3rd in his group. After some hard work by the Jamun team, Marc was confidant that all the problems were sorted and he was ready for the qualifying heat. Unfortunately he got caught up in some scraps, and dropped down to about 10th mid-race. He managed to fight his way back up to 5th. This was followed by the semi-final where Marc finished 4th, giving him an 8th on the grid for the final. The final was very anti-climatic, because it was red-flagged after just 13 of the 25 laps were completed. Of these 13 short laps around the Brands Hatch Indy circuit only 5 were at racing speed, leaving little chance to overtake. This left Marc finishing 7th in this prestigious event previously contested by: Kimi Raikkonen, Michael Schumacher, Jenson Button, Anthony Davidson, Mark Webber, etc.

British Formula Ford Championship 2007

After a less than perfect start to the season, things began to look up for Marc after a mid-season team switch. Despite missing 3 rounds of the prestigious championship, Marc managed to finish 8th in the championship. He achieved four 4th places (one from starting 27th on the grid), as well as four 5th places, despite it being his first time on most of the British circuits.

A1GP Test at Snetterton UK August 2007

After a successful run at the A1GP rookie driver shout-out, at the Phakisa Freeway in Welkom, South Africa, Marc was selected to test the Team South Africa A1GP car.

 

 

INVITATION TO A1GP ROOKIE SHOOT OUT
3 August 2007

South African Marc Murray makes his way home for an A1 Team RSA Rookie shoot out. The shoot out will be held at Phakisa Freeway on Tuesday 7 August 2007 in Former World Series Cars against top South African karters. Marc will return to the UK straight after the shoot out for rounds 13, 14 and 15 of the British Formula Ford Championship at Silverstone.