After two seasons at Renault, rewarded with two podiums in 2020, Daniel Ricciardo took over the administration of McLaren this season to assist the British group discover their manner again to victory in Method 1. However past the class Queen, McLaren’s involvement in motorsport additionally contains IndyCar and Supercars, its CEO Zak Brown co-leading a construction in these two championships.
Thus, Ricciardo sees it as a possibility to race off the Method 1 circuits. In his native Australia, the Supercars championship is extraordinarily well-liked and Brown, concerned within the Walkinshaw Andretti United group, has already launched the thought of a participation of Ricciardo and Lando Norris in Bathurst, on the Mount Panorama circuit. In an interview with GP Racing journal, Ricciardo indicated that he was prepared for the Supercars and that an IndyCar race would even be doable.
“I’ve to ask Zak. Regardless that I am not racing, I must drive a Supercars in Bathurst”, feedback the Australian, questioned on the potential of driving on this emblematic circuit. “Whether or not it is a personal take a look at or a race, I’ve to do it. And now I’ve alternative with Zak as a buddy and boss. He additionally needs to provide the States a shot. -Unis, in IndyCar. So there’s a lot to do. “
In concept, Ricciardo and McLaren would have two choices in Australia: collaborating in Supercars on the Bathurst 1000 or coming into the identical circuit however in GT3, on the 12 Hours of Bathurst. Nonetheless, a conflicting schedule would favor the GT3 possibility, with the 2021 Bathurst 1000 being held the identical weekend because the Japanese Grand Prix. As for the 12 Hours, they historically happen at the start of February.
On the potential of collaborating on this Endurance occasion, Ricciardo declares: “After I signed my contract with [Brown], at the start of final 12 months, we had these conversations and the thought of collaborating within the 12 Hours of Bathurst was launched. If he made me a suggestion and it did not hassle logistically, I might say sure. “