Wed 21 December 2016
Race Of Champions has announced a partnership with Motorsport.com, which will be the International Digital Media Partner of the Miami event on January 21-22, 2017 inside Marlins Park.
Motorsport.com is the world’s foremost motorsport platform operating in multiple languages and editions and will support the Race Of Champions with enhanced editorial coverage of the event throughout the weekend. Coverage will include live interviews, event footage, live stream action and award-winning reporting from its stable of reporters headlined by Motorsport.com Editor-in-Chief, Charles Bradley.
“Motorsport.com is excited to be an official part of the Race Of Champions for the first time,” said Zak Brown, Chairman of Motorsport.com. “We look forward to helping bring coverage of this event to fans throughout the world that have come to expect Motorsport.com to be their go-to source of race reporting. We look forward to bringing our digitally connected young demographic to a unique event that captures the imagination by pitching the talent of racers from many diverse forms of motorsport against each other.”
The Race Of Champions is an annual blue riband event that brings the best drivers from various forms of motorsports from around the world – from Formula 1 to NASCAR and two wheel championships – together for a weekend of competition. The event will for the first time be held in the United States on January 21-22, 2017.
Some of the drivers scheduled to participate include Formula 1 world champions Sebastian Vettel and Jenson Button. The participants also include IndyCar star Juan Pablo Montoya, the 2016 Indianapolis 500 Champion Alexander Rossi, double Global Rallycross Champion Scott Speed and NASCAR Champions Kyle and Kurt Busch.
“Since the first event we held in Paris, the Race Of Champions is recognised as the world’s premiere multi-disciplinary motorsport event,” said ROC President Fredrik Johnsson. “We are very excited to be hosting the ROC for the first time on American soil and we are sure US fans will enjoy watching some of the best drivers in the world compete against one another in this unique race weekend.”
For ROC’s legions of fans who are unable to watch first-hand, the association with Motorsport.com promises to share the unique spectacle of the event with its greatest audience yet.
“The Race Of Champions brings drivers from all forms of motorsports together for this annual event and Motorsport.com does a great job of covering all forms of racing,” Johnsson said. “So having them as an official partner will only improve the opportunity for fans from all over the world to be able to follow their favourite drivers.”
Motorsport Network will promote the event on Motorsport.com and its family of channels including Autosport, F1Racing, Motorsport News and Motorsport.TV. “We look forward to ensuring fans around the world can follow this great event, both here in our home city and where-ever else they may be around the world,” said Gustavo Roche, Senior Vice-President of Business Development at Motorsport.com.
ROC Miami will be held on a specially constructed race course inside Marlins Park, the 36,000 seater stadium that is home to Miami’s Major League Baseball team, the Miami Marlins.
Tickets for ROC Miami 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 #ROCMiami on Twitter.
Drivers already confirmed for ROC Miami:
Sebastian VETTEL, four-time Formula 1 world champion
Tom KRISTENSEN, nine-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner
Petter SOLBERG, double FIA World Rallycross Champion
Juan-Pablo MONTOYA, 2015 Indianapolis 500 winner
Ryan HUNTER-REAY, 2014 Indianapolis 500 winner
Tony KANAAN, 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner
Felipe MASSA, 11-time Formula 1 grand prix winner
Kurt BUSCH, 2004 NASCAR champion
Travis PASTRANA, action sports legend
Scott SPEED, double Global Rallycross Champion
Alexander ROSSI, 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner
Gabby CHAVES, 2015 IndyCar Rookie of the Year
David COULTHARD, 13-time Formula 1 grand prix winner
Jenson BUTTON, 2009 Formula 1 world champion
Kyle BUSCH, 2015 NASCAR champion