This weekend, there will be a traditional race of champions or RoC (Race of Champions), in which racers from different racing series around the world will compete in the same race cars. World MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo is also expected to take part in it, but the Spaniard was badly burned while celebrating the title, and the injury has not yet healed, so the Yamaha racer canceled the performance. He will be replaced by six-time gold medalist, cycling legend Chris Hoy, who also celebrated at the European Le Mans Championships in the LMP3 category this year. Hoy will compete in the All-stars team with Romain Grosjean, a Lotus racer. To advance to the Nations Cup, they will face Pascal Wehrlein from the DTM series, and Jolyon Palmer. Lorenza will replace either Bradley Philpo among the individuals
The organizers of the famous Race of Champions have announced that they will prepare two competitions in 2016 and 2018, which will coincide with the European Football Championship Euro 2016 and the World Cup 2018. Football and motorsport will be combined under the roof of the Frankfurt Commerzbank Arena. The main event of the month-long events will be a race of former and current racers from the countries that shape the world top football, such as Germany, France, England, Italy, Spain and Brazil. The format of the race will be based on the (almost) annual Champions Race, where racers from different countries compete in the Nations Cup in the same cars. Throughout the month of football matches, the Arena will be able to see many events, including a festival for fans with many concerts, a fun pro
The extremely popular Race of Champions, which is scheduled to take place on December 14 and 15, has been canceled due to political unrest in the Thai capital Bangkok, and the organizers want to hold the event on a different date. As last year, the event is supposed to take place at the Rajamangala Stadium, which was occupied by protesters. As the violent anti-government protests have already claimed four lives, the organizers of the RoC have decided to cancel the race, in which the best racers in the world will compete in the same race cars. In addition to the four-time Formula One world champion and many other top racers, Felix Baumgartner, who became famous for his parachute jump from the edge of space, is expected to take part in this year's race.