Daniel Ricciardo of the Scuderia Toro Rosso team left his lightning-fast STR8 on pit lane and instead took to the track in an award-winning up! for an exclusive Volkswagen Motorkhana event in Melbourne.

As an official supplier of the Scuderia Toro Rosso team, Volkswagen was granted exclusive access to the in-demand Western Australian driver ahead of the 2013 FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX later this week.

Behind the wheel of a standard 5-door 1.0-litre three cylinder 12-valve petrol Volkswagen up!, Ricciardo set the pace for a handful of Australian automotive journalists lucky enough to meet and compete against the pro.

After three exhilarating rounds, Feann Torr of Carsales.com.au took pole position over five competing journalists and, more importantly, has complete bragging rights amongst his peers.

Anke Koeckler, managing director of Volkswagen Group Australia, said of the Scuderia Toro Rosso team cooperation; “This is a fantastic opportunity for Volkswagen to support such a high profile team during its involvement in one of the biggest motorsport events on the Australian calendar.”

“Daniel Ricciardo is an incredible Aussie talent and we appreciate him taking time out of his busy schedule to participate in our event.”

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