Ric­cia­rdo home for Speed­Fest and Xmas

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Front Page - By BELINDA CIPRIANO

FOR­MER New­man Col­lege stu­dent and Dun­craig res­i­dent Daniel Ric­cia­rdo wowed his home crowd with tricks and speed in the 2011 Red Bull cham­pi­onship-win­ning RB7 V8 at the in­au­gu­ral Perth Speed­Fest on Sun­day.

More than 9000 revheads rev­elled in the track ac­tion, which in­cluded some of the world's big­gest driv­ers and riders from 25 dif­fer­ent forms of mo­tor­sport.

Ric­cia­rdo who was the head­line act for the event, said he was happy to be home for the fes­tive sea­son, where he would be spend­ing time with fam­ily and friends.

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

He added he en­joyed the at­mos­phere of the event and the vibe from his home crowd.

“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,” he said.

“The day was all about hav­ing a good time and that's what we did.”

Event di­rec­tor Greg McNeil said it was a ter­rific day that truly cel­e­brated all man­ner of mo­tor­sport and mo­tor­ing.

Pic­tures: Jon Hew­son

Daniel Ric­cia­rdo be­hind the wheel and burn­ing rub­ber at Perth Speed­fest.

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