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Race of Champions returns to Bangkok

The 2013 Race of Champions and Nations Cup event will again be held at the Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok, as was the case last year
Organisers of the Race of Champions have confirmed that the event will return to the Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok for the 2013 running of the event.

It will mark the second successive season in which the end of year spectacular has been held in Thailand, after the same venue played host to the 2012 Race of Champions and Nations Cup.

This year's racing action will begin with the ROC Nations Cup on Saturday December 14, followed by the individual Race Of Champions on Sunday December 15. There will also be a busy programme of entertainment both on and off track – including stunt shows and demo runs on four wheels and two.

Last year, Lotus F1 driver Romain Grosjean saw off the likes of Sebastian Vettel, Michael Schumacher, Jorge Lorenzo and Tom Kristensen to win the Race of Champions, while Vettel and Schumacher took Nations Cup honours for Germany for the sixth successive year.

“We are happy that Thailand has seen off strong competition to win the bid to stage both the 2012 and 2013 Race Of Champions,”organiser Fredrik Johnsson said. “Our debut in the vibrant city of Bangkok went well and we are delighted to have such illustrious partners on board again.

“Last year we held the first ever ROC ROCKS Fan Festival and we will continue that, bringing the sport even closer to the fans. This is a unique chance to see some of the best drivers in the world fighting it out in identical cars so we look forward to a packed house this time.”

Thai authorities were also pleased to be able to announce the new agreement.

“We are delighted to play host to the Race Of Champions again,” Governor of the Sports Authority of Thailand Kanokphand Chulakasem said. “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."



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