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Quit Targa West has officially remembered Australian motor racing legend, Peter Brock, who died 12 months ago whilst competing in the 2006 event.  Brock's brother Lewis, partner Julie Bamford, and his co-driver Mick Hone, attended the Ceremonial Start in Forrest Place in Perth on Friday morning, with Lewis and Julie waving away the first cars.

 

While it was a day of high emotions for the trio, the group are glad they returned and are grateful for the support they have received from everyone involved in the event.

“I was a little hesitant and not entirely settled in relation to coming back here and mixing with motor racing circles, but I really enjoyed it and remembered why Peter loved it so much,’ said Lewis.

  

“I think it has cleared a few of the emotional blockages I had in relations to Peter and about what happened, but I’m not through it all; I still expect to see him come around the corner.”

 
“I am very comfortable about being here, the people at QUIT Targa West are amazing and I really appreciate the support system they have put in place for us, I have met a lot of great friends over the past year.”

 
QUIT Targa West Event Director, Bob Schrader, said organisers were honoured by the presence of the group and spoke for everyone when he said they were keen to ensure Brocky’s memory lives on through the sport he loved.

 
“We are delighted that Lewis, Julie and Mick were able to join us, however we just wish it was under different circumstances,” said Schrader.

 
“Having them here with us today meant so much to everyone involved in the event, from organisers to volunteers and competitors.”

 
“Brocky was a legend to all of us and whilst everyone knows that motor sport can be dangerous, you never expect it to catch out someone like Peter.”

 
In Peter’s honour, the event organisers are introducing a ‘king of the mountain’ trophy which will be decided at the completion of day one.

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