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Kristensen returns to Race of Champions

Tom Kristensen signs up for the 2013 running of the Race of Champions
Record-breaking Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen has become the latest driver to sign up to compete in the 2013 running of the Race of Champions in December.

Kristensen joins F1 legend Michael Schumacher in being confirmed in the field for the event, which will again take place in the Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok.

The Audi driver has appeared at every Race of Champions since 2001, reaching the final for the past two years before being beaten by Romain Grosjean and Sebastien Ogier.

“The Race Of Champions is a great way to end the season: always fun with great camaraderie among all the drivers from different types of motor sport,” the Dane said. “That is why I come back every year. Still, I do give everything to win and I'm getting closer every year!

“The challenge is to jump into different cars and Romain deserved to win in 2012. But even though I'm a bit older, to reach the final and race the youngsters is still a lot of fun. Last year was the warmest ROC I have competed in so we know what to expect in Bangkok. I'm still young so maybe one day I'll get the chance to win it… preferably in December.”

Race organiser Fredrik Johnsson was delighted to have confirmation that Kristensen would return for 2013.

“It's great to have Tom back in our line-up for ROC 2013 in Bangkok,” he said. “His record ninth victory at this year's Le Mans 24-Hour race shows his appetite for success is as strong as ever. But everyone at ROC knew that already after seeing his determined runs to the last two finals.

“He's a legend in his field and it would not surprise me to see him come out on top at ROC too. We hope to see a big crowd savouring the chance to watch Tom take on all the other greats.”

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