The Race of Champions will make its first visit to Latin America in 2019 after Mexico City was announced as the host for next year's event, which will take place at the Foro Sol amphitheatre at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit.

Following the 2018 running in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the Race of Champions will now venture to Mexico City on January 19-20, pitting drivers from a number of different motorsport disciplines up against each other in identical machinery.

The Race of Champions will once again be split over two days, with drivers working in teams to compete for the Nations Cup before then going head-to-head in the individual Race of Champions event, of which David Coulthard is the reigning champion.

The event will also welcome a number of Mexican drivers, who will compete in front of a home crowd at the Foro Sol, which forms the stadium section at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, the host circuit for the Mexican Grand Prix.

"We are delighted to be bringing the Race Of Champions to Mexico City," ROC president Fredrik Johnsson said. "The Foro Sol is an incredible arena to watch motorsport, and it’s no surprise that it has already reached iconic status with fans of Formula 1.

"It is a perfect location for ROC Mexico, where the greats of motorsport will show off all their skills in identical supercars on our purpose-built track.

“Rest assured we will put together a memorable event for fans of fast cars and even faster drivers. Mexican race fans are passionate about their sport and I’m sure they will enjoy the competition and shows we put on – with a perfect view of all the action from every seat.

"So we look forward to welcoming a packed crowd to enjoy the sights and sounds of some of the world’s best drivers battling it out. If you’re into non-stop action and excitement, the Race Of Champions is the ideal event for you."

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