GP2 Series Champion Fabio Leimer has signed up for the next month's Race of Champions event at Bangkok's Rajamangala Stadium on December 14-15.
The Swiss driver enjoyed a fine 2013 season in the F1 feeder series, starting with wins in the first two feature races. He followed that with another feature race victory at Monza plus four further podiums and a total of 15 top-six finishes. He sealed the title in the Abu Dhabi finale, ending up 20 points clear.
That run of glory has now earned Leimer the chance to show what he can do against a line-up of greats from a wide range of motor sport series when he makes his Race Of Champions debut in Bangkok next month.
“I am very excited about this invitation to the 2013 Race Of Champions and I would like to say a big thank you to the ROC organisers,” he stated. “This will be my first time at a ROC event so it will be an honour to be there and I am already looking forward to the duels with the very biggest names in motor sport.”
Race organiser Fredrik Johnsson added: “We're very happy that Fabio will be joining us at next month's Race Of Champions. He has had a fantastic season in GP2 and he fully deserved to take the title against some very strong opposition.
“Now he has a chance to take on some of the world's greatest drivers and I'm sure he will make the most of this opportunity.
“We've seen some strong performances at ROC by GP2 champions in the past and I'm sure Fabio will push hard to keep that run going.”