The Following is a statement from reigning V8 Supercar champion Russell Ingall on today's tragic death of Auastralian motorsport legend Peter Brock.

"The word legend is used too commonly in today's society, but it was justified in the case of Peter Brock," said Ingall.

"Peter Brock is the reason that probably half of the V8 Supercar field are in motor racing, including myself.

"He was the complete package on and off the track and to loose him in such circumstances is a tragedy.

"He will never be replaced and I doubt anyone will ever come close to winning nine Bathurst 1000s again.

"I still have a poster signed by him with his traditional "Live Life" moto. I wonder how many of us will now have a think about what that really means.

"The condolences of myself, Julia and everyone at Caltex Racing go to Peter's family, friends and fans."