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Vettel to face Lorenzo in Race of Champions

7 December 2012

Sebastian Vettel and Jorge Lorenzo are to go head-to-head on track in the 2012 Race of Champions after the draw for the event in Bangkok took place.

The triple F1 champion and double MotoGP title winner will join five-time motorcycle world champion Mick Doohan in Group B, with the group being completed by runner up of ROC Thailand.

Former F1 racer David Coulthard has been draw in Group A alongside defending champion, and Volkswagen WRC ace, Sebastien Ogier – with V8 Supercar title winner Jamie Whincup and PWRC champion Benito Guerra completing the group.

Group B features Le Mans legend Tom Kristensen and former WTCC champion Andy Priaulx, while seven-time F1 champion Michael Schumacher and Lotus racer Romain Grosjean have been drawn together in Group D alongside IndyCar title winner Ryan Hunter-Reay.

Indian duo Narain Karthikeyan and Karun Chandhok are amongst the drivers taking part in the qualifying event prior to the main Race of Champions.