All at Ford Performance Racing (FPR) wish to send their sincerest condolences to the family and many friends and fans of Australian motor racing legend Peter Brock following the sad news of his passing today.

In response to the many media requests for comments from FPR V8 Supercar drivers Jason Bright and Mark Winterbottom, please find the following:

Jason Bright - " I am deeply shocked. I enjoyed a great relationship with Peter Brock and there isn't a racing driver here who is not aware of the major impact and contribution that he has made to our sport. His record behind the wheel and his constant interaction with the fans has helped to grow this sport enormously. His loss is unbelievable."

Mark Winterbottom - " Peter Brock was a childhood hero of mine, as I am sure he was for many young and aspiring racing drivers. It is sad to lose anyone - let alone a legend in the sport like he was. His loss will be deeply felt by everyone involved in motor racing."

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