As so many of us, motorsport enthusiasts, may already know, the 2015 Race of Champions is taking place this weekend at the London Olympic Stadium. The Nations’ Cup takes place on Friday evening (8pm local) with the main event following on Saturday afternoon (3pm local). For the the first time in the history of the ROC, a kart race was added to the programme as well which is currently scheduled for 5:30pm after the individual tournament.
I, for one, am shivering at the prospect of this year’s competition, primarily because of a field that I think turned out to be exceptionally strong.
From the crop of Formula 1 drivers, current or ex, we can see the likes of Vettel, Button, Ricciardo, Hulkenberg, Grosjean, Massa, Coulthard (who is the defending champion, perhaps a bit surprisingly) and others competing in equal machinery. That alone warrants viewing.
I’m also curious what the current hot prospect Pascal Wehrlein can do as well as the not less terrifying touring car contingent of Jose Maria Lopez, Jason Plato and Any Priaulx – not to mention the ‘occasional’ Mr Le Mans (Kristensen), Indy 500 winner and IndyCar champion Ryan Hunter-Reay and ex-WRC, current rallycross champion Petter Solberg.
On a personal note, I know this post currently looks like a well-written press release draft, but I’m seriously massively pumped for this year’s edition of this heritage event. It’s probably an homage to the class of the field that I took my time to articulate my thoughts in such a rich way.
What do you think, are you looking forward to it as bad as I am?