Race of Champions – this weekend

Fri, 14 December 2012, 08:31

Famous Race of Champions is starting today. Drivers will compete individually and in national teams.

Race of champions is a traditional event after the end of motorsport season. This year it will be held in capital of Thailand, Bangkok on Rajamangala Stadium. In this famous show we will be able to see at least four drivers connected with F1. Confirmed are Michael Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel, David Coulthard and Romain Grosjean.

Today will be qualification which won`t be transmitted by TV. In it three teams will try to get to final events. These are: Team India (Narain Karthikeyan & Karun Chandhok), Team China (Han Han & Ho-Pin Tung) and Team Japan Kazuya Ohsgima & Takuto Iguchi).

Tomorrow drivers will compete in pairs in ROC Nations Cup. Here are two groups of teams:

Group A
Team France (Sébastien Ogier & Romain Grosjean)
Team Great Britain (David Coulthard & Andy Priaulx)
Team America (Ryan Hunter-Reay & Benito Guerra)
Team All Stars (Tom Kristensen & Jorge Lorenzo)

Group B
Team Germany (Michael Schumacher & Sebastian Vettel)
Team Thailand
Team Australia (Mick Doohan & Jamie Whincup)
Team Asia (winner of Friday`s qualifications)”

One day later those drivers will take part in individual Race of Champions divided in groups. Their winners will compete in quaterfinals. Below you can see results of groups draw:

Group A
Sebastien Ogier – RoC 2011 winner, WRC driver
Jamie Whincup – V8 Supercar champion
David Coulthard – former Formula 1 driver
Benito Guerra – Mexican rally driver

Group B
Tom Kristensen – 8th-time LeMans24 winner
Andy Priaulx – three-time WTCC World Champion
ROC Asia best driver [TBA]
ROC Thailand best driver [TBA]

Group C
Sebastian Vettel – Formula 1 World Champion
Jorge Lorenzo – MotoGP World Champion
Mick Doohan – Five-time MotoGP 500cc World Champion
ROC Thailand second driver [TBA]

Group D
Michael Schumacher – Seven-time Formula 1 World Champion
Ryan Hunter-Reay – IndyCar Series Champion
ROC Asia second driver [TBA]
Romain Grosjean – Formula 1 driver

They will drive a few different cars and try to get best result in their way to victory in that prestigious and famous show.

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