January 27, 2023

Daniel Ricciardo’s chances of driving Bathurst SKYROCKET as Red Bull F1 team make big announcements on Australia’s most iconic track

  • A Red Bull Formula 1 car will be doing demonstration laps at Mount Panorama
  • Aussie Daniel Ricciardo has always wanted to race the iconic Bathurst circuit
  • The car appearing is the two-title winning RB7 used during the 2011 season

The chances of seeing Daniel Ricciardo drive at Bathurst have skyrocketed as Red Bull announced they will be taking an F1 car to Mount Panorama on the Bathurst 12 Hour weekend.

The two-time title-winning RB7 driven by Sebastian Vettel and Aussie Mark Webber in 2011 will take demonstration laps at the iconic circuit in early February.

Chances of seeing Daniel Ricciardo (pictured) drive at Bathurst have skyrocketed as Red Bull announce they will be taking an F1 car to Mount Panorama during the Bathurst 12 Hour weekend

Chances of seeing Daniel Ricciardo (pictured) drive at Bathurst have skyrocketed as Red Bull announce they will be taking an F1 car to Mount Panorama during the Bathurst 12 Hour weekend

The car's driver will be announced next year, but rumor has it that it could be Ricciardo (pictured) whose new role at Red Bull will include commercial activities.

The car’s driver will be announced next year, but rumor has it that it could be Ricciardo (pictured) whose new role at Red Bull will include commercial activities.

The car’s driver will be announced next year, but rumor has it that it could be Ricciardo whose new role at Red Bull will include commercial activities.

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

The Red Bull cars and drivers are open to all ticket holders at the Bathurst 12 Hour event.

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

In 2011, Jenson Button (R) and Craig Lowndes became the first drivers to circle the famous circuit in an F1 car.  They traveled so fast that a helicopter filming the event could barely keep up

In 2011, Jenson Button (R) and Craig Lowndes became the first drivers to circle the famous circuit in an F1 car. They traveled so fast that a helicopter filming the event could barely keep up

“This will be a spectacle unlike any we have seen before at the 12 Hour and takes the event to a whole new level.

“This will be the best chance in 2023 for Australian F1 fans to see the F1 machines up close and an even rarer chance to see a Formula 1 car lap Mount Panorama.”

In 2011, Jenson Button and Craig Lowndes became the first drivers to drive around the famous circuit in an F1 car. They traveled so fast that a helicopter filming the event could barely keep up.

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi will also take to the starting grid in the 2023 Bathurst 12-hour race.

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

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

He is no stranger to Australia though, winning MotoGP at Phillip Island eight times before retiring from cycling in 2021.

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi (pictured) will also take to the starting grid in the 2023 Bathurst 12-hour race

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi (pictured) will also take to the starting grid in the 2023 Bathurst 12-hour race

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

“Valentino Rossi is one of the biggest names in motorsport and we are proud that the Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour will be his first experience at Mount Panorama,” said Rudzis.

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