The Race of Champions will head to the U.S. for the first time following confirmation that the 2017 event will be held at Miami’s Marlins Park.
The thrilling racing series which gathers together the world’s top drivers has been held in London, Beijing, Dusseldorf, Bangkok and Barbados in recent years and will be fronted in 2017 by ROC Champion of Champions, Sebastian Vettel.
The German claimed the title last year in London and will defend his crown against other drivers from Formula 1, IndyCar, NASCAR, Le Mans, WRC, X Games and MotoGP. Two American drivers have already been confirmed, Indy 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay and NASCAR champion Kurt Busch. A full list of drivers will be released shortly.
Capable of seating over 37,000 screaming fans, Marlins Park will be transformed into a twisting and technical circuit playing host to a multitude of race cars from series all around the world.
According to reigning Champion of Champions, Sebastian Vettel, “I’m very happy to have finally won the individual Race Of Champions title last year in London’s Olympic Stadium and I look forward to defending my title at ROC in Miami. All the drivers are strong, and the top US drivers from NASCAR and IndyCar will certainly be extra motivated to win in front of their home fans now that the event is being held in their country for the first time.”
Race of Champions 2017 will take place from January 21-22 and tickets are on sale now.