Nine-time Bathurst 1000 champion Peter Brock has been unveiled as the first inductee into the inaugural Australian Motor Sport Hall of Fame.
Organisers said he would be among 30 greats across all motorsport categories honoured at a gala event on March 19 in Melbourne to coincide with the Australian Formula One Grand Prix.
Brock was killed during a rally in Western Australia in 2006.
“Peter was very much a perfectionist and much of the time at home with the family was spent soul searching and questioning what he could do better – whether it be towards the sponsors, the team or the fans,” Brock’s wife Bev said in a statement.
“I absolutely think it (Hall of Fame honour) would vindicate for him those many hours that he questioned every minute detail of what he was doing.”
Peter Brock became a household name through touring car and later V8 racing, winning the Bathurst 1000 nine times – still a record.