Skip to comments.Motor racing legend Peter Brock dead
Posted on 09/08/2006 1:42:31 AM PDT by Aussie Dasher
MOTOR racing legend Peter Brock has been killed in an accident while taking part in the Targa West rally in Western Australia, motor sport officials have confirmed.
The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) said in a statement the accident occurred about 1.50pm (AEST).
Sixty-one-year-old Brock's co-driver, believed to Mick Hone, has been taken to hospital in a stable condition.
CAMS said it would conduct a full investigation into the incident.
In the meantime, CAMS and event officials were working with the relevant civil authorities.
"On behalf of the motor sport community, CAMS offers its sincere sympathy to Peter's family and many friends," the statement said.
The circumstances of the accident remain unclear.
The Targa West takes place over four days and is divided into two categories, competition and challenge, the latter catering for relatively standard specification road cars.
The rally began in Perth yesterday.
Brock, from Melbourne, was married with three children.
In a stellar career, he became Australia's best known motor sport personality and a dominant figure in the sport.
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While I didn't know of Peter Brock, I'm sorry for you all that this has been such a black week of sadness for your countrymen. My condolences.
Thank you for your wishes. If anything, Peter Brock was bigger than Steve Irwin in Australia. He has dominated the motor racing scene for decades.
There are a lot of Aussies really hurting at the moment.
Rest in peace.
That demented bitch really is a test of a bloke's Christian charity...
Bloody hell. I turned on after the news and caught his name in the tail of the recap and just thought "Brockie's won another race". Never expected him to go this way.
Evenn though he was a bit of a tree hugger new-age type, it is indeed a sad loss.
I plug in my Energy Polarizer in salute.
Think Cobra Daytona Coupe and 240Z. Sad.
He campaigned for John Howard at the last election!
I didn't say he was a lefty