Motor racing legend Peter Brock who was killed last week in the Targa West Rally will be honoured at the Alphera Dutton Rally Victoria being held this weekend. Competitors will wear special ’05’ decals on their cars, and at the beginning of the three-day event, everyone involved will be asked to observe one minute’s silence to remember the man who achieved so much in motorsport.
The 05 has been Peter Brock’s number ever since he started helping the no drink driving campaign, the 05 stands for the maximum alcohol limit.
“We are still in shock over the passing of Brocky, and we will never forget the incredible achievements of this great man,” says National Event Director, Anthony Moss.
“Our thoughts are now with Peter’s family and close friends as they try to come to terms with their loss, especially his son James, who competed in the NSW round of our series“.
Mr Moss says the Alphera Dutton Rally Series events are not the same type of events as the one in which Brock lost his life. Each one of the three-day events (there are four in the series which can be contested on a stand-alone basis or entered as a series) are made up of a variety of different skill sessions.
Motorkhanas, individual circuit sprints, hillclimbs and timed quarter-mile sprints are among the range of activities that both drivers and co-drivers undertake during the course of the three days.
The emphasis in all Dutton Rallies is as much on skill as it is on time and scoring towards a win focuses on both. No public roads are involved, and the idea is for competitors to enjoy their cars safely and responsibly in suitable closed venues.
“Our events cater to the individual with a performance car, to use it the way it was intended to be used, with skill – and it all takes place on closed racetracks, airports and training facilities, not on public roads,” says Moss.
“We will implement any recommendations from CAMS following their investigations into this tragic incident. Our events have an impeccable safety record, but with our emphasis on safety if there is anything more we can do, we will,” Moss says.