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Stunt legend Terry Grant bids for new world record next week at ROC London

Wed 11 November 2015

Stunt legend Terry Grant bids for new world record next week at ROC London

Stunt legend Terry Grant bids for new world record next week at ROC London
  • Legendary stunt driver Terry Grant will try to set a new world record at next week’s Race Of Champions in London’s former Olympic Stadium
  • Grant holds over 20 driving world records – and he will try to add yet another in front of the London crowds on the afternoon of Saturday November 21
  • With the help of a team of volunteers including two lucky audience members picked from Saturday’s crowd, Grant will bid to set a new mark for the most people in a car on two wheels in a Range Rover Sport SVR
  • Grant’s stunts will be one of the shows supporting the racing action featuring greats of F1, Le Mans, IndyCar, Touring Cars, Rallycross and MotoGP
  • Tickets are still available from www.raceofchampions.com for this festival of non-stop action and entertainment in London on November 20-21

Fans of action, adrenaline, smoking tyres and outrageous stunts are in for a treat as legendary stunt driver Terry Grant heads to the Race Of Champions at London’s former Olympic Stadium later this month.

Grant has wowed crowds all over the world for decades with his unique stunt driving and trickery on four wheels. Along the way he has amassed over 20 world records, including such feats as the fastest ever mile in reverse, the tightest parallel parking and many more. At the Race Of Champions at Bangkok in 2012 he took the mark for the most ever ‘donuts’ while standing on the roof of a car to an incredible 25.

Earlier this year he also set a new mark for the highest 360 degree loop in Jaguar’s new F-Pace – higher than a seven-storey building.

Next Saturday Grant will attempt yet another crazy feat for the ROC London crowds as he bids to set a new world record for the most people in a car on two wheels in a Range Rover Sport SVR. He is aiming for a scarcely-imaginable 16 people – all of whom will enjoy the world record attempt from the best seat in the house: on board the car itself… And one of them could be you – as two lucky audience members will be picked to join in this fast route to the Guinness Book of Records.

Along with his world record attempt, Grant will be putting on a stunt show in Jaguar F-types in front of the crowds at the Race Of Champions on November 20-21. He is part of a package of entertainment supporting the main event that also includes the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS F1 car, DJs, cheerleaders and much more.

 

Terry Grant in action in Barbados

The Race Of Champions is an annual end-of-season contest which has been running for over 25 years. It brings together some of the world’s greatest drivers from motor sport’s major disciplines – including F1, Le Mans, Rallycross, Touring Cars, IndyCar and MotoGP – and sets them free to battle head-to-head in identical machinery.

The event is run over two days: first comes the ROC Nations Cup (on the evening of Friday November 20) when drivers pair up in teams based on nationality to bid for the title of ‘World’s Fastest Nation’. Then on the afternoon of Saturday November 21 it’s time for the Race Of Champions itself, when teamwork goes out of the window and it’s a flat-out battle for individual glory as ‘Champion of Champions’.

The 2015 field includes F1 stars Jenson Button, Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo, Romain Grosjean, Nico Hülkenberg and Felipe Massa, ‘Mr Le Mans’ Tom Kristensen, reigning World Rallycross Champion Petter Solberg, reigning Formula E Champion Nelson Piquet Jr, Williams Martini Racing’s Official Test Driver Susie Wolff, British Touring Car great Jason Plato, 2014 Indy 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay, 2014 GP2 Champion Jolyon Palmer, Blancpain Endurance Series Champion Alex Buncombe, 2015 DTM Champion Pascal Wehrlein, reigning ROC Champion of Champions David Coulthard plus MotoGP world champions Mick Doohan and Jorge Lorenzo.

ROC London 2015

In recent years ROC has visited the Stade de France in Paris (2004-2006), London’s Wembley Stadium (2007-2008), the ‘Bird’s Nest’ Olympic Stadium in Beijing (2009), Düsseldorf’s Esprit Arena (2010-2011), the Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok (2012) and Bushy Park Barbados (2014). Now the contest is returning to its European roots at the iconic home of the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Tickets for ROC 2015 in London are now available via www.raceofchampions.com. For access to rights-free high-resolution imagery and to keep up with all the latest news ahead of this year’s event please visit www.raceofchampions.com, Race Of Champions on Facebook plus @raceofchampions and #ROCLondon on Twitter.

 

Drivers confirmed for the 2015 Race Of Champions:

  • Sebastian VETTEL, four-time Formula 1 World Champion (Team Germany)
  • Nico HÜLKENBERG, 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours winner (Team Germany)
  • Tom KRISTENSEN, nine-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner (Team Nordic)
  • Petter SOLBERG, reigning FIA World Rallycross Champion (Team Nordic)
  • Daniel RICCIARDO, three-time Formula 1 grand prix winner (Team Australia)
  • Mick DOOHAN, five-time 500cc MotoGP World Champion (Team Australia)
  • Felipe MASSA, 11-time Formula 1 grand prix winner (Team Brazil)
  • Nelson PIQUET Jr, reigning FIA Formula E Champion (Team Brazil)
  • David COULTHARD, reigning ROC Champion of Champions (Team Scotland)
  • Susie WOLFF, Williams Martini Racing Official Test Driver (Team Scotland)
  • Jorge LORENZO, double MotoGP World Champion (Team All Stars)
  • Romain GROSJEAN, 2012 ROC Champion of Champions (Team All Stars)
  • Jolyon PALMER, 2014 GP2 Champion (Team Young Stars)
  • Pascal WEHRLEIN, 2015 DTM Champion (Team Young Stars)
  • Ryan HUNTER-REAY, 2014 Indianapolis 500 Winner (Team Americas)
  • Jason PLATO, double British Touring Car Champion (Team England 1)
  • Alex BUNCOMBE, 2015 Blancpain Endurance Series Champion (Team England 2)
  • Jenson BUTTON, 2009 Formula 1 World Champion (Team England 2)

 

Drivers confirmed for the ROC Celebrity Skills Challenge presented by TAG Heuer:

  • Chris HOY, six-time Olympic gold medallist in cycling
  • Ben AINSLIE, four-time Olympic gold medallist in sailing
  • Mike TINDALL, 2003 Rugby World Cup winner for England
  • Ella EYRE, MOBO award-winning singer/songwriter
  • Joey ESSEX, British television personality
  • Jon-Allan BUTTERWORTH, multiple medal-winning Paralympic cyclist

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