Mon 14 September 2009
The draw for tomorrow’s first round of Race Of Champions heats has been made at Wembley Stadium, revealing the first match-ups of the event.
The 16 ROC drivers will face off against each other in a knock-out competition to find out who is the ‘Champion of Champions’ tomorrow (Sunday, Dec 14). The opening round heats will be as follows:
Gareth MacHale v David Coulthard
Adam Carroll v Mattias Ekstrom
Tom Kristensen v Michael Schumacher
Jason Plato v Andy Priaulx
Tanner Foust v Jenson Button
Troy Bayliss v Sebastian Vettel
Jaime Alguersuari v Carl Edwards
Yvan Muller v Sebastien Loeb
Eight times Le Mans winner Kristensen drew seven times Formula 1 World Champion in one of the tastiest races of the first round, while new boy Adam Carroll drew reigning ROC champion, Mattias Ekstrom.
There are a couple of inter-nation ties in the first round, with BTCC ace Jason Plato squaring up against three times World Touring Car Champion, Andy Priaulx. Meanwhile, the two Team France team-mates, Muller and Loeb, will face off too.
The Race of Champions gets underway at 5.30pm tomorrow, following the ROC Nations Cup. Tickets will be available on the gate at Wembley Stadium.