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2012 Race Of Champions to be Aired on SuperSport

2012 Race Of Champions to be Aired on SuperSport

The 25th Race of Champions (ROC) is set to take place this weekend from the 15th to the 16th of December. The Race of Champions this year takes place at the Rajamangala Soccer Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.

The Race of Champions  has been running since 1988 and features drivers from  varuious motorsport events competing head-to-head in identical cars on parallel tracks. The ROC pits motorsports’ racing elite from various disciplines, including Formula One, World Rally Championship, MotoGP, Touring Cars, IndyCar and Le Mans.

The two-day race consists of the ROC Nations Cup which kicks off the event on the 15th of December and the Individual Race of Champions which take place on the 16th of december.

The ROC Nations Cup decides tha fastes country on earth and has been a feature since 1999, in this race drivers team up with fellow countrymen in pairs. The 2011 winners were the team of Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel, the formidable pair which had already seen them take 4 consecutive titles in previous years. In 2012, the pair hope to make it a sixth.

Drivers competing in the Race of Champions 2012 include:

  • MICHAEL SCHUMACHER, seven-time Formula 1 World Champion
  • SEBASTIAN VETTEL, Formula 1 World Champion (2012, 2011, 2010)
  • RYAN HUNTER-REAY, IndyCar Series Champion (2012)
  • JORGE LORENZO, MotoGP World Champion (2012, 2010)
  • SEBASTIEN OGIER, seven-time WRC winner, 2011 ROC “Champion of Champions”
  • DAVID COULTHARD, 13-time Formula 1 Grand Prix winner
  • TOM KRISTENSEN, eight-time Le Mans 24 Hour race winner
  • JAMIE WHINCUP, V8 Supercar Champion (2011, 2009, 2008)
  • MICK DOOHAN, five-time 500cc MotoGP World Champion
  • ROMAIN GROSJEAN, Formula 1 driver
  • ANDY PRIAULX, three-time FIA World Touring Car Champion
Cars used in this years ROC include the Audi R8 LMS, VW Scirocco, Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo, Toyota GT86, ROC Car, KTM X-Bow,  and Euro Racecar.

SuperSport will be airing the Race of Champions Live at the following times:

Saturday 15th December – ROC Nations Cup

  • SuperSport Two – 15:00 to 18:00
  • SuperSport HD4 – 22:15 to 01:15 (repeat)

Sunday 16th December – Race Of Champions

  • SuperSport HD4 – 15:00 to 18:00
  • SuperSport Six – 15:00 to 18:00

Source: PR Newswire (http://s.tt/1wznP), SuperSport, and Race of Champions

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