The Race of Champions returning to Bangkok

ALAN BALDWIN
Last updated 02:52 19/07/2013

Relevant offers

Motorsport

Kiwi Hayden Paddon 11th in Rally Finland after opening super special stage Formula One summer break? Max Verstappen gets learner plates on Sebastian Vettel wins Hungarian Grand Prix for Ferrari, Jules Bianchi Jules Bianchi family join Formula One drivers for Hungarian Grand Prix tribute Casey Stoner crashes into barrier, 'they're a lot harder than they look' Mitch Evans, Richie Stanaway off the pace at Hungary round of GP2 championship McLaren's push comes to shove for Fernando Alonso Mitch Evans, Richie Stanaway struggle at GP2 series feature race in Hungary Lewis Hamilton secures pole position for Hungarian Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton fastest in practice at Hungaroring

The annual Race of Champions event, won by Germany's Formula One champions Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher for the past six years, is returning to Bangkok in December.

Organisers said in a statement today that Thailand had successfully bid to hold the event again at the Rajamangala stadium on December 14-15 - three weeks after the end of the Formula one season.

The competition, held every year since 1988, brings together top drivers from the world of motorsport - including rallying, Le Mans, MotoGP and IndyCar - to compete head-to-head in identical machinery.

French Formula One driver Romain Grosjean was the individual winner last year, with Germany taking the team title.

"Last year's ROC was Thailand's largest motor sport event ever. It was an enormous success and put Thailand on the map for major sports events," said Kanokphand Chulakasem, governor of the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT).

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers
Opinion poll

Who is your favourite V8 Supercars driver?

Scott McLaughlin

Shane Van Gisbergen

Fabian Coulthard

Jamie Whincup

Mark Winterbottom

Craig Lowndes

Vote Result

Related story: (See story)

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content

Blog