Holden V8 Supercar drivers Greg Murphy and Jason Richards regarding the untimely passing of Peter Brock in an accident yesterday.

"I'm absolutely shattered. Peter was my childhood hero. I always had the number '05' on my go karts when I was a kid. The 1984 Bathurst race that he won in the day-glow HDT Commodore was what got me hooked on motorsport when I was young.

"To then go on and be team-mates with Peter was a dream come true for me. The Bathurst 24 Hour victory that I shared with him, his last major win, in 2003, is one of the highlights of my life.

"It was already a sad week for Australia with the death of Steve Irwin but this just makes it even worse."

"He was one of the gentlemen of Australian motorsport and sport in general in Australasia. He was just as big in New Zealand as he was in Australia.

"He always used to write 'follow your dreams' on his autographs and that was something I picked up from him. I've learnt that from him in order to become a more complete racing driver and his on-track achievements are something only a man could wish for.

"With Bathurst around the corner, Peter will be sadly missed. It just won't be Bathurst without Brock."

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