Ric­cia­rdo’s speedy re­turn

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Look Local - By BELINDA CIPRIANO

FOR­MER New­man Col­lege alum­nus Daniel Ric­cia­rdo will be back in his home­town of Perth as part of the Perth Speed Fest on Sun­day.

The head­line act for the event, the For­mula 1 star will take to the track in his Red Bull Rac­ing RB7 2011 world-cham­pi­onship win­ning car, be­fore lin­ing up to go head-to-head against the top cars three times dur­ing the day in the ul­ti­mate test of speed.

Ric­cia­rdo who just fin­ished sixth in the Abu Dhabi Gran Prix said he was rea­son­ably happy with the sea­son and had big hopes for 2016.

“I’m happy with parts of it and not as happy with oth­ers,” he said.

“I would still say that my highs over­came the lows so it was still a good sea­son.”

The fan favourite with a mil­lion dol­lar smile said he was look­ing for­ward to com­ing home for the fes­tive sea­son where he would be spend­ing it with fam­ily and friends.

He added the weather and wa­ter was some­thing he missed while over­seas.

“And I like the fact that you can just travel for 30 min­utes and be in the mid­dle of nowhere,” he said.

“I’m look­ing for­ward to hang­ing out with friends, camp­ing, fish­ing, rid­ing and just hav­ing a good and re­laxed time really.”

Perth Speed Fest, will be held on Sun­day at Perth Mo­tor­plex and will show­case 60 sep­a­rate events in­clud­ing 25 mo­tor­sport dis­ci­plines demon­strated on five cus­tomised tracks.

For tick­ets visit www.perth­speed­fest.com.

Pic­ture cour­tesy Clive Ma­son/Getty Im­ages

Daniel Ric­cia­rdo and fel­low Red Bull driver Daniil Kvyat in Abu Dhabi.

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