Barry Mulholland

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Barry Mulholland (14 June 1940 – 28 April 2006) was an Australian racing driver.

While a skilled racing driver, Mulholland was more infamously known as Bruce McPhee's 'contractual obligation' co-driver. In endurance production touring cars McPhee raced in during the 1960s which required two drivers, Mulholland would drive one lap at approximate mid-distance before handing the car back to McPhee. Mulholland holds the record for fewest completed laps to win a Bathurst 500 when he co-drove with McPhee to win the 1968 Bathurst 500. (Current rules limit driving to 3 hours, 30 minutes of consecutive driving, and a maximum distance a driver may run, and since 1987, a driver must complete between 52-109 laps each, with no driver completing more than two-thirds distance, 109 laps currently, of the race.) Mulholland later owned the car that won the race in 1968, and died aged 65.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Normoyle, Steve (Ed.) The Great Race 2006 (Chevron Publishing, 2006) p. 62
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Harry Firth
Fred Gibson
Winner of the Bathurst 500
1968
(with Bruce McPhee)
Succeeded by
Colin Bond
Tony Roberts