The following is a comment from Australian NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver and former Australian V8 Supercar Champion Marcos Ambrose on the tragic death of Australian touring car driver Peter Brock.

"I was contacted in the middle of the night and just could not believe it," said Ambrose, who now resides in Charlotte, North Carolina.

"First of all, our condolences go to Peter's family, friends and all those people who developed a relationship with him over his 40-odd years of racing.

"I remember coming to the US for the first time and seeing Peter Brock on a TV commercial and thinking, hang on, this guy is a legend everywhere.

"There are just so many tributes that I have read on line this morning and they are all fitting.

"There simply will never be another Peter Brock and I think that is the reason that the entire motorsport community is suffering - and will suffer for sometime to come.

"I think it is a time for reflection for all of us. That will not necessarily make us better racers, but maybe it will make us better people and maybe that's exactly what Peter would have wanted."

-credit: marcos ambrose/bam