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Friday, 02 September 2016 00:00

Ten years on: The Peter Brock legacy

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The 10th month of the year became 'Brocktober' in the late 1970s. October and Peter Brock were synonymous with success in the Bathurst 1000 from 1978 to 1984, when his reign as 'King of the Mountain' was at its peak.

Brock scored six of his nine victories in the October classic in that period, etching his name in not only Australian motorsport folklore but also in the public's consciousness.

V8X Supercar Magazine issue #94 pays tribute to Brock, 10 years since his passing, by remembering his life and legacy with Phil Brock, Bev Brock, Tim Pemberton, Allan Moffat and Dick Johnson and looking back at the top fives of his incredible career.

Issue #94 is on sale now in stores with the digital edition available in the official V8X app (in the App Store and Google Play), online at DigitalEdition.V8XMagazine.com.au and in the Magzter app store.

CLICK HERE for more information on V8X Supercar Magazine issue #94.

Brock was and remains the best-known and most popular driver in Australia because of his mastery of Mount Panorama and his personal appeal. No driver has been as fan-friendly as Brock and none has approached his standing as 'the people's champion'.

His protégé Craig Lowndes comes closest, but even the now-veteran's popularity is nowhere near as pervasive. On the 10th anniversary of Brock's shock passing due to a rare but fatal miscue in a tarmac rally in Western Australia on the 8th of September 2006, his feats and influence are being revisited.

Why Brock casts such a long-lasting shadow over the sport is discussed by esteemed motorsport journalist Mark Fogarty with five of those who knew Brock best: his de facto wife, his racing brother, his 'spin doctor' and his two greatest racing rivals.

He wasn't really 'Peter Perfect', but despite his flaws and insecurities, their perspectives reveal much about the man and why his legend lives on.

CLICK HERE to purchase the print edition of V8X Supercar Magazine issue #94 to read the full feature.

CLICK HERE to purchase Peter Brock 'King of the Mountain' poster, uncreased, unfolded, unstapled, printed on high-quality photographic stock and delivered in a protective mailing tube.

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Event Date
Adelaide 500 1-4 March
2018 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 22-25 March
Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint 6-8 April
WD-40 Phillip Island 500 20-22 April
Perth SuperSprint 4-6 May
Winton SuperSprint 18-20 May
CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown 15-17 June
Watpac Townsville 400 6-8 July
Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint 20-22 July
Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint 4 August
The Bend SuperSprint 24-26 August
Sandown 500 14-16 September
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 4-7 October
Vodafone Gold Coast 600 19-21 October
ITM Auckland SuperSprint 2-4 November
Coates Hire Newcastle 500 23-25 November

 

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Pos

 Driver

 Points

 1

 Scott McLaughlin

3368

 2

 Shane van Gisbergen

3354

 3

 Jamie Whincup 

2935

 4

 Craig Lowndes

2925

 5

 David Reynolds

2687

 6

 Chaz Mostert

2438

 7

 Fabian Coulthard

2354

 8

 Rick Kelly

2354

 9

 Scott Pye

2248

 10

 Nick Percat

2053

 Full points table