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Volkswagen Polo RX completes ROC 2014 car line-up

Thu 11 December 2014

Volkswagen Polo RX completes ROC 2014 car line-up

Volkswagen Polo RX completes ROC 2014 car line-up
  • The spectacular Volkswagen Polo RX will be among the cars in action at this weekend’s Race Of Champions in Barbados
  • Fresh from competing in the 2014 FIA World Rallycross Championship, the cars have now arrived on the Caribbean island
  • They join the Ariel Atom Cup, Audi R8 LMS, KTM X-Bow, Euro NASCAR, ROC Car and Robby Gordon’s Stadium Super Trucks in the line-up
  • Driving greats from series including Formula 1, Le Mans, NASCAR, IndyCar, WTCC, V8 Supercars, World Rallycross and MotoGP will be racing them
  • Tickets are still available via www.raceofchampions.com for ROC 2014 at Bushy Park Barbados on December 13-14

 

The stunning Volkswagen Polo RX Supercar will be in action at this weekend’s Race Of Champions at Bushy Park Barbados.

The cars have now arrived in Barbados fresh from taking part in this year’s FIA World Rallycross Championship. Featuring permanent four-wheel drive, they have more than 600bhp at their disposal and take just 1.9 seconds to go from 0-100kmh – faster even than a Formula 1 car.

The VW Polo RX completes a line-up of spectacular machinery that will be thrashed round ROC’s unique parallel track – featuring the Ariel Atom Cup, Audi R8 LMS, KTM X-Bow, Euro NASCAR, ROC Car and Robby Gordon’s Stadium Super Trucks.

The cars will be raced by a ROC 2014 field featuring motor sport legends drawn from series including Formula 1, Le Mans, MotoGP, IndyCar, NASCAR, V8 Supercars, WTCC and World Rallycross. Drivers are heading to Barbados from all corners of the world including the USA, Europe, South America and Australia.

The Race Of Champions, which has been running for over 25 years, brings together some of the world’s best drivers from motor sport’s major disciplines and sets them free to battle head-to-head in identical machinery on a unique track with two parallel lanes linked by a crossover bridge. This year’s track at Bushy Park will be twice as long as recent years, leading to even more speed – and adrenaline...

Tickets for ROC 2014 are still available at www.bushyparkbarbados.com/roc-tickets. For access to high-resolution imagery please visit www.raceofchampions.com. You can sign up for all the latest updates at www.raceofchampions.com, Race Of Champions on Facebook or @raceofchampions and #ROCBarbados on Twitter.

The ROC 2014 Draw in full

Race Of Champions (Sunday 14 December)

Group A
Romain GROSJEAN, Lotus F1 Team driver, reigning ROC Champion of Champions
Jamie WHINCUP, V8 Supercars Champion 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008
David COULTHARD, 13-time Formula 1 grand prix winner
Mick DOOHAN, 500cc MotoGP World Champion 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994

Group B
Petter SOLBERG, FIA World Rallycross Champion 2014
Kurt BUSCH, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion 2004
Susie WOLFF, official test driver for the Williams F1 team
Fastest Team Barbados driver from ROC Caribbean

Group C
José-Maria LOPEZ, FIA World Touring Car Champion 2014
Robby GORDON, Seven-time Off-road Champion, three-time Baja 1000 winner
Fastest ROC Caribbean driver from the other teams
Esteban OCON, FIA European F3 Champion 2014

Group D
Tom KRISTENSEN, nine-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner
Ryan HUNTER-REAY, Indianapolis 500 winner 2014, IndyCar Champion 2012
Jolyon PALMER, FIA GP2 Series Champion 2014
Pascal WEHRLEIN, youngest ever DTM winner, Mercedes F1 testing in Abu Dhabi

ROC Nations Cup (Saturday 13 December)

Group A
Team France (Esteban OCON & Romain GROSJEAN)
Team Nordic (Tom KRISTENSEN & Petter SOLBERG)
Team Americas (Robby GORDON & José Maria LOPEZ)
Team Young Stars (Jolyon PALMER & Pascal WEHRLEIN)

Group B
Team Australia (Mick DOOHAN & Jamie WHINCUP)
Team Scotland (Susie WOLFF & David COULTHARD)
Team Barbados (Dane SKEETE & Rhett WATSON)
Team USA (Ryan HUNTER-REAY & Kurt BUSCH)

ROC Caribbean (Saturday 13 December)

Team Barbados (Dane SKEETE & Rhett WATSON)
Team Jamaica (Doug GORE & Jeffrey PANTON)
Team Guyana (Kristian JEFFREY & Mark VIEIRA)
Team Trinidad & Tobago (Franklyn BOODRAM & David COELHO)

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