Brock mark should never be broken: brother
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The brother of Peter Brock hopes his famous sibling's record of nine Bathurst 1000 wins is never broken.
Brock's Holden protege Craig Lowndes is best placed to eclipse the motorsport great's remarkable Mount Panorama mark, aiming for win No.7 in Sunday's Great Race.
All eyes are on Lowndes on what looms as an emotional weekend at Bathurst that will honour Brock, marking the 10th anniversary of his death.
But asked whether his brother's record could ever be broken, Phil Brock was brutally honest.
"To be honest I hope it isn't," he told AAP.
"He was the King of the Mountain. I don't think that should ever change.
"I don't think that is being too selfish. I hope it is the one record that will remain.
"It's just a fitting tribute to the man.
"If someone does break his record, good on them, but I hope it doesn't happen."
Not that Phil Brock was death riding Lowndes' Bathurst hopes.
He presented the inaugural Peter Brock Trophy back in 2006 to emotional winner Lowndes and co-driver Jamie Whincup.
Phil Brock will again have the honour after Sunday's Great Race.
And he wondered whether the stars were aligning again for Lowndes to mark his mentor's anniversary on Sunday.
"I was talking to Craig today saying it's incredible I gave that trophy to him 10 years ago - you wonder where the years go," he said.
"But I think it has been hard on Craig. People have always said to him 'you are the new Peter Brock', that's so unfair.
"There will be only one Peter Brock.
"Craig has his own legacy. And who knows, he may add to that on Sunday."
Lowndes shed tears on the podium back in 2006 honouring his great mate.
He didn't rule out a repeat if his Bathurst dream was again realised this weekend.
"Being the first to hold that trophy up will always be special," Lowndes told AAP.
"Having Phil here to present it again is special but to mark 10 years (with a win) would be quite amazing - it would be emotional."
Another Bathurst win would boost the third placed Lowndes' chances of a fourth Supercars championship but first since 1999.
And of course put him one step closer to Brock's record.
Veteran Lowndes admitted he was daring to dream.
"I have always said it would be difficult for someone to eclipse the nine wins but I guess I am getting closer with each win," he said.
"I am humbled to be compared with Peter in that way.
"But just one win is amazing, look at the famous drivers who could never cross the line here - it can be a heartbreaking race."
Practice starts on Thursday.