Ricciardo for speed fest

Ricciardo at the recent Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Ricciardo at the recent Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The headline act for the event, the Formula 1 star will take to the track in his 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 finished sixth in the recent Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, said he was reasonably happy with the season and had big hopes for next year.

�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 spend time 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.�

For tickets, visit www.perth speedfest.com.