THE winners of the 2021 Repco Bathurst 1000 will receive the coveted Peter Brock Trophy from the late legend’s former partner, Beverley, and son Robert.
It will add extra significance to the presentation of the trophy, which was instigated in 2006 following the nine-time Bathurst winner’s death.
Beverley and Robert have taken up the offer from sponsor Repco to hand-over the trophy in the 15th anniversary year.
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“To be able to hand this trophy over to the winners on the day is an honour,” said Beverley.
“To be here and see where the race is today is incredible. It takes a lot more than just to be a good driver to win at The Mountain. You have to be so much more, including a great team, and I admire whoever takes it out.
“It’s 15 years since Peter’s passing. It’s a special time, and Robert and I are completely honoured to be in this position.”
Robert said he’s “over the moon” to be able to present the trophy.
“I’ve been looking forward to doing something like this for years now,” he said.
“I’ve been coming here since I was knee high to so many people. I have fans come up to me and say that they remember me being here as a kid.
“There have been a lot of amazing races, and it has been interesting to see how much the place has changed.
“The Mountain is magical and something special, and I’m looking forward to seeing what’s in store for this year’s Great Race, because it’s always special.”
Repco executive general manager Wayne Bryant added: “At our first Repco Bathurst 1000, we felt it was appropriate to have the Brock family hand over the Peter Brock Trophy.
“We are humbled that Beverley and Robert are guests of Repco’s at this year’s race, and it will be fantastic to see the champions of The Great Race have the famous trophy handed to them by Bev and Robert.”
The 2021 edition of the Great Race is set to get underway at 12:15pm local time.