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Mexico City circuit to host 2019 Race of Champions

The annual Race of Champions event will be held at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico in January.

The Stadium section at the circuit, also known as the Foro Sol, will be used as the venue for the international motorsport event in January. Billed as a pre-season warm-up for the various different motorsport categories, top drivers from different series take part in races against each other in identical machinery. The first day is all about national pride as drivers compete for the Nations Cup, while the second day is all about individual glory.

Scheduled for January 19th & 20th, there are no details yet on who will take part in the event, which traditionally takes its driver talent from series such as Formula 1, rallying, rallycross, WEC, DTM & IndyCar. The 2018 event, held in Saudi Arabia, was won by Germany (Nations Cup), with David Coulthard winning the Race of Champions against Norway’s Petter Solberg. Previous winners include Sebastian Vettel & Sebastien Loeb, while the combination of Vettel & compatriot Michael Schumacher were multiple winners of the Nations Cup together.

“We are delighted to be bringing the Race Of Champions to Mexico City.” said the Race of Champions President Fredrik Johnsson. “The Foro Sol is an incredible arena to watch motor sport, and it’s no surprise that it has already reached iconic status with fans of Formula 1. It is a perfect location for ROC Mexico, where the greats of motorsport will show off all their skills in identical supercars on our purpose-built track.” 

“Rest assured we will put together a memorable event for fans of fast cars and even faster drivers. Mexican race fans are passionate about their sport and I’m sure they will enjoy the competition and shows we put on – with a perfect view of all the action from every seat. So we look forward to welcoming a packed crowd to enjoy the sights and sounds of some of the world’s best drivers battling it out. If you’re into non-stop action and excitement, the Race Of Champions is the ideal event for you.”

“Can a Mexican driver use all the energy generated by their home crowd to find the fractions of a second that so often make all the difference in a ROC head-to-head? Will a homegrown driver go all the way to the final and seal our coveted ‘Champion of Champions’ crown? You can be there to find out…”


Thomas Maher

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