“At ROC we are always looking for ways to put new exciting tests” – Race of Champions is set to return in 2022 in the ice-and-snow of Pite Havsbad, Sweden.
After a gap of three years, the Race of Champions event returns in 2022, at Pite Havsbad, Sweden. Some of the notable former venues of the event include France, Germany, UK, China, Thailand, Barbados, America, and Saudi Arabia.
The genius behind the initiative, President Fredrik Johnsson has expressed delight at the event being held in his native land. This annual event will see champions from Formula 1, Indy 500, NASCAR, among others competing for the win. For a drastic change, the event is being held in cold, just a few miles off the Arctic Circle.
“It is so much fun driving around this ROC track, sliding the car through the wide corners. It will be a true challenge but I think all the drivers will love it,” @JohanKMS88 said about our #ROCSweden track.
— Race Of Champions (@RaceOfChampions) January 21, 2021
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The ROC was also held last year, but online, due to the pandemic. It was won by Timmy Hansen, the FIA World Rallycross champion. Other notable winners of the Race of Champions include David Coulthard, Sebastian Vettel, and Romain Grosjean.
“After organizing the Race Of Champions in some of the most prestigious venues like the Bird’s Nest Olympic Stadium in Beijing, Stade de France in Paris, Wembley Stadium, and London’s Olympic Stadium, it is a huge honor to be able to bring our event to my home country Sweden for the first time.
“At ROC we are always looking for ways to put new exciting tests in front of some of the world’s top race drivers. In the past, that might have been a very tight track inside a stadium, but this time we will be able to build a longer, wider more spectacular track. The event will be unlike anything we are used to seeing and be one of the ultimate tests of a driver’s car control.”