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Daniel Ricciardo’s chances of driving at Bathurst SKYROCKET Red Bull F1 team makes huge announcement

Daniel Ricciardo’s chances of driving at Bathurst SKYROCKET as Red Bull F1 team makes huge announcement about Australia’s most iconic racetrack

  • A Red Bull Formula 1 car will run demonstration laps at Mount Panorama
  • Aussie Daniel Ricciardo has always wanted to drive at the iconic Bathurst cicuit
  • The car appearing will be the dual-title winning RB7, used during 2011 season

The chances of seeing Daniel Ricciardo driving at Bathurst have skyrocketed with Red Bull announcing they will take an F1 car to Mount Panorama during the Bathurst 12 hour weekend.

The dual-title winning RB7, driven by Sebastian Vettel and Aussie Mark Webber in 2011, will run demonstration laps of the iconic circuit in early February.

The chances of seeing Daniel Ricciardo (pictured) driving at Bathurst have skyrocketed with Red Bull announcing they will take an F1 car to Mount Panorama during the Bathurst 12 hour weekend

The driver of the car will be announced next year, but rumors say it could be Ricciardo (pictured) whose new role with Red Bull includes commercial activities

The driver of the car will be announced next year, but rumors say it could be Ricciardo (pictured) whose new role with Red Bull includes commercial activities

The driver of the car will be announced next year, but rumors say it could be Ricciardo whose new role with Red Bull includes commercial activities.

The eight-time GP winner has spoken several times about his desire to drive at Mount Panorama, and fans believe he will finally get his wish.

The Red Bull cars and drivers will be accessible to all ticketholders at the Bathurst 12 Hour event.

‘Oracle Red Bull Racing are the current Formula 1 world champions – just to have them at the event is a privilege, but to know that the Red Bull Racing Formula 1 car will be lapping Mount Panorama will be something else,’ said event director Shane Rudzis.

In 2011, Jenson Button (R) and Craig Lowndes became the first drivers to lap the famous circuit in an F1 car. Such was the speed they were travelling at, a helicopter filming the event could hardly keep up

In 2011, Jenson Button (R) and Craig Lowndes became the first drivers to lap the famous circuit in an F1 car. Such was the speed they were travelling at, a helicopter filming the event could hardly keep up

‘This will be a spectacle like nothing we’ve seen at the 12 Hour before and takes the event to an entirely new level.

‘This will be the best opportunity in 2023 for Australian F1 fans to get up close and personal with F1 machinery and an even rarer opportunity to see a Formula 1 car lap Mount Panorama.’

In 2011, Jenson Button and Craig Lowndes became the first drivers to lap the famous circuit in an F1 car. Such was the speed they were travelling at, a helicopter filming the event could hardly keep up.

Motorcycle GP legend Valentino Rossi will also take to the grid in 2023’s Bathurst 12 Hour race.

The 43-year-old Italian, a seven-time world champion on two wheels, will drive a BMW M4 GT3 for the WRT team in the high-octane event.

The highest-profile driver to compete in the Australian endurance event since its relaunch in 2007, Rossi will be racing for the first time at Bathurst.

He is no stranger to Australia, though, having eight times won the MotoGP on Phillip Island prior to his retirement from bike racing in 2021.

Motorcycle GP legend Valentino Rossi (pictured) will also take to the grid in 2023's Bathurst 12 Hour race

Motorcycle GP legend Valentino Rossi (pictured) will also take to the grid in 2023’s Bathurst 12 Hour race

His co-drivers will be experienced GT and Endurance specialists Maxime Martin, from Belgium, and Brazilian Augusto Farfus.

‘Valentino Rossi is one of the biggest names in the world of motorsport and we’re proud that the Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour will be his first experience of Mount Panorama,’ said Rudzis.

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