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Thu 28 December 2017

#ROCRiyadh
Richard Mille to be ROC's
new official watch partner

Richard Mille will be the Official Watch Partner at the next Race Of Champions – to be held on February 2-3, 2018 in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at Riyadh’s King Fahad International Stadium.

The two companies were previously in partnership at the 2009 Race Of Champions at Beijing’s ‘Bird’s Nest’ Olympic Stadium (pictured above). Now this new agreement means the winner of the individual Race Of Champions in Riyadh will receive one of Richard Mille's sublime watches.

Richard Mille said: “Through my passion for motorsports, it is a real pleasure to be able to support the Race Of Champions during their Saudi Arabian debut. This event is unique in the way it unites a large variety of racing disciplines with high-powered sportsmanship, motivated by the incredible talent of all the drivers who participate. It is a real pleasure to be a partner once again of this fantastic event.”

Drivers already announced for ROC Riyadh include Indianapolis 500 winner and F1 veteran Juan Pablo Montoya, who defends the ROC Champion of Champions crown he won in Miami. Indy 500 winners Helio Castroneves and Ryan Hunter-Reay will be in action too – alongside reigning IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden. ‘Mr Le Mans’ Tom Kristensen and FIA World Rallycross Champion Petter Solberg will also race, as will 13-time F1 grand prix winner David Coulthard and newly-crowned FIA Formula 3 European Champion Lando Norris.

ROC President Fredrik Johnsson said: “We are delighted to have such a prestigious brand as Richard Mille back as the ROC’s official watch partner. The fit is perfect with their motto: A Racing Machine on the Wrist.”

Tickets for ROC Riyadh 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 #ROCRiyadh on Twitter and Instagram.

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