Ricciardo’s Racers a first taste of track for kids

Ricciardo’s Racers a first taste of track for kids

RICCIARDO’s Racers, a program designed to help youngsters take their first steps into motorsport, gets under way at Barbagallo Raceway on Sunday, October 30.

Run in conjunction with the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) the junior driver clinics are open to boys and girls, from 12 to 17, under the tutelage of expert competition drivers.

The clinics, run at various circuits throughout Australia, were designed by renowned drivers Cameron McConville and Karl Reindler, and a highlight of the day is a lap or two in a V8 Supercar after the half-day of instruction.

Youngsters keen to participate should go to www.cams.com.au/getinvolved/competitors/ricciardos-racers and follow the instructions.

More than 1300 future racers have attended the clinics so far and October 30 is the date for Perth’s stars of tomorrow to get a taste of the action.

All instruction is given in the car provided by the participants, so unlicensed drivers should speak nicely to mum and dad.

A major benefit of Ricciardo’s Racers is immediate expert advice and instruction, as opposed to the trial and error method.

“I want to help create a path for new up and coming racers,” Perth’s Formula 1 star Daniel Ricciardo said.

“If you get aboard and start from a young age, you can definitely go a long way.

“Free advice is one of the best things you can have as a kid.

“Getting on board with these junior programs is following the right trends.”