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The opening day of competition at the 2007 QUIT Targa West tarmac rally will be run in memory of the great Australian motor racing legend, Peter Brock.
12 months on from the tragic accident which took Brock’s life on the first day of the 2006 event QUIT Targa West, director Bob Schrader said organisers were keen to ensure that his memory lives on through the sport he loved.
While the day will be one of high emotion for the whole motor sport community, organisers are keen to ensure it is run as a celebration of Brock’s life and memory, as opposed to a ‘memorial’ event. They are honoured that Peter’s brother Lewis Brock, his partner, Julie Bamford, and his co-driver from last year, Mick Hone, will all be present for the start of the rally.
The three will be visiting the Thursday prologue and the Friday morning rally start in Forrest Place in the heart of Perth, where they will have a chance to catch up with friends from the world of motor sport, including Bathurst legends Jim Richards and Tony Longhurst, both of whom are competing in this year’s rally.
“We are delighted that Lewis, Julie and Mick are able to join us, however we just wish it was under different circumstances,” said Schrader.
“They will be there to give the rally their blessing and to wish everyone well as they head out to compete on what will be a poignant day and to ensure that everyone knows that it is what Peter would have wanted.
“Brocky was a legend to all of us and whilst everyone knows that motorsport can be dangerous, you never expect it to catch out someone like Peter.
QUIT Targa West has established itself as one of the premier rallies of its type, and organisers are looking forward to welcoming teams, both previous and new, to three days of exciting competition from September 6-9.
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