GALLERY: Ricciardo thrills at Perth Speed Fest

Monday 14th December, 2015 - 9:20am


Daniel Ricciardo lines up alongside Nick Percat

Daniel Ricciardo lines up alongside Nick Percat

Daniel Ricciardo gave his home fans a taste of Formula 1 power at the weekend’s Perth Speed Fest.

The event kicked off with a demo run through Perth’s CBD on Saturday that saw Ricciardo joined by a convoy that included Jack Miller (MotoGP), Wayne Maxwell (Australian Superbikes), Nick Percat (V8 Supercars) and Alister McRae (World Rally Championship).

A full day of action followed at the Perth Motorplex on Sunday, which culminated in a drag race between Ricciardo and local Top Alcohol racer Craig Glassby.

Ricciardo was aboard a 2011 specification RB7 for the weekend, treating fans to the sound of the previous generation 2.4 litre V8s.

“It was really special to get out there and put on a show for the fans in Perth and bring the F1 car to them,” said Ricciardo, whose 10.8s quarter-mile time was beaten by Glassby’s 9.0s effort.

“The day was all about having a good time – and that’s what we did. It’s not every day you get to see and drive against this many different cars and bikes.

“It was a fantastic day out there – I know the team all enjoyed themselves. A great way to wrap up the season for everyone at Red Bull Racing.”

An estimated 9,000 attended on Sunday.

Pics courtesy of Tom Benson and Travis Hayto via Perth Speed Fest