Australian motor racing great, Allan Moffat, was deeply shocked by Peter Brock's death in the Targa West tarmac rally near Perth last Friday.
"I can only say that I am shocked beyond belief by the news that my former great opponent and good friend, Peter Brock, has been killed during an event in Western Australia today," he said on Friday evening.
"He was doing what he loved to do but, even so, it beggars belief that one week can claim two great Australian icons (Brock and the crocodile hunter Steve Irwin) - both too young."
Canadian-born Moffat co-drove with Brock in a Mobil Holden Commodore in the 1986 Wellington street race, winning the event by a lap from the Dick Johnson/Neville Crichton Ford Mustang.
That year, Brock and Moffat raced the Mobil Commodore in a European campaign.
As a rival, Moffat raced against the Holden icon in Ford Falcons, Mazda RX7s and Ford Sierra RS Cosworths.