Olympic Stadium transformed to car race track

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The Olympic Stadium which has seen Athletics and the Rugby World Cup this year has been transformed once again into a race track ahead of the Race of Champions event this weekend.

The Race Of Champions is an annual end-of-season contest which has been held for over 25 years. It brings together the world’s greatest drivers from motor sport’s major disciplines – including Formula 1, World Rally, Le Mans, MotoGP, Nascar, IndyCar and the X-Games and let’s them battle head-to-head in identical machinery.

In recent years ROC has visited the Stade de France in Paris (2004-2006), London’s Wembley Stadium (2007-2008), the ‘Bird’s Nest’ Olympic Stadium in Beijing (2009), Düsseldorf’s Esprit Arena (2010-2011), the Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok (2012) and Bushy Park Barbados (2014). Now the event is returning to its European roots once more at the Olympic Stadium.

Drivers already announced for the 2015 Race Of Champions:

  • Sebastian VETTEL, four-time Formula 1 World Champion
  • Tom KRISTENSEN, nine-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner
  • Petter SOLBERG, World Rallycross Champion 2014, World Rally Champion 2003
  • David COULTHARD, reigning ROC Champion of Champions
  • Mick DOOHAN, five-time 500cc MotoGP World Champion
  • Daniel RICCIARDO, three-time Formula 1 grand prix winner
  • Jorge LORENZO, double MotoGP World Champion
  • Nico HÜLKENBERG, F1 star and 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours winner
  • Jenson BUTTON, 2009 Formula 1 World Champion

More information at  http://www.raceofchampions.com/  Below is a behind the scenes video at the OS

 

About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter