Daniel Ricciardo has outlined his future ambition to drive a Supercar around the iconic Mount Panorama circuit at Bathurst.
The Aussie may have grown up adoring F1 and NASCAR, but he certainly hasn't forgotten about his home nation's most famous motor race of all, which the McLaren driver claims he would one day love to partake in.
“I do have to ask Zak [Brown]. I need to — even if I don’t do the race — I need to drive a Supercar around Bathurst,” Ricciardo said in an interview with GP Racing magazine.
“Whether it’s a private test, or the actual race, I do need to do it. And I think now I have a good opportunity with Zak as a friend and a boss.
“He’s keen to try and get us into the other open-wheelers in the States, the IndyCars. So there’s a lot to do.”
The prospect of taking part in the 12 Hours of Bathurst race seems unlikely to happen anytime soon for the 31-year-old, as this year's edition in October is set to clash with F1's Japanese Grand Prix.
However, if it was logistically feasible, the McLaren driver claims he would answer the call from his new boss.
“When I signed with him (Brown), over the early phase of last year, we had these conversations and it was thrown in there, ‘We should get you to do the 12 Hours of Bathurst’,” Ricciardo continued.
“If he asked me and it worked logistically, I would say yes."