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Ricciardo: “I need to drive a Supercar around Bathurst”

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McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo has said he needs to get behind the wheel of a Supercar at Bathurst and “he’ll talk to Zak about it”.

Ricciardo, who is from Australia, has driven a Supercar before. In a sponsorship deal with Castrol, he drove Rick Kelly’s Nissan Altima around Calder Park back in 2018. Despite coming from Australia and retaining a tight association with his birth country, he has never driven around its most famous circuit: Mount Panorama, Bathurst.

Today he announced his “need” to go there, whether it be in an S5000 car or a Supercar, but he prefers a supercar.

“I do have to ask Zak because I need to. Even if I don’t do the race, but I do need to drive a Supercar around Bathurst. Whether it’s a private test or the actual race, I do need to do it and I think now I honestly have a good opportunity with Zak as a friend and a boss.”

Zak Brown owns the 2011 Bathurst-winning Holden Commodore VE driven by Nick Percat and fellow Perth driver Garth Tander. Brown also co-owns the Walkinshaw Andretti United team and United Autosports competes at the 12 hours of Bathurst in February.

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