Ricciardo to make Race of Champions debut

By on Monday, July 20, 2015
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Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo will make his Race of Champions debut at this year's event in London.

Ricciardo, victor of three Formula 1 races, will line-up alongside motorcycle legend Mick Doohan to form Team Australia for the event, which will take place in London's former Olympic Stadium in November.

"It’s an honour to be invited to the Race Of Champions and I’m really looking forward to racing inside the tight confines of London’s former Olympic Stadium," said Ricciardo.

"It will be very different to what I’m used to in Formula 1 but I can’t wait to try out ROC’s wide range of cars in quick succession. It looks like a serious challenge but I’m ready for anything.

"It’s also very special to be able to represent my country, especially as team-mate to someone like Mick Doohan. The word ‘legend’ is overused in sport but Mick is one of the few who genuinely deserve it.

"What he’s achieved is incredible and I’ve seen he’s a mean competitor on four wheels too. Now we need as many Europe-based Aussies as possible to come to London to cheer us on, then let’s see what we can do."

Ricciardo is the second active Formula 1 driver to confirm his participation, with former Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel also registered to take part.


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