Race Of Champions To Be Saudi Arabia’s First International Motorsport Event

The Race Of Champions will be held in Saudi Arabia in early 2018 and become the first international motorsport event ever held in the country.

The event will take place at King Fahd International Stadium in the capital city of Riyadh. As with every other iteration of the event, accomplished racing drivers from around the world will compete to be crowned the Champion of Champions.

In a statement, organizers of the Race Of Champions said the event would be family friendly and meet the cultural standards of Saudi Arabia.

“Further details, driver announcements and exact dates for ROC’s Saudi Arabian debut will be announced shortly, but the General Sports Authority has confirmed that Race Of Champions will be a family event, open to both genders and feature drivers, exhibitions and activities all suitable for the Kingdom’s specific cultural requirements.”

This announcement comes shortly after the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia confirmed that women will be able to drive from mid-2018.


  • Bash

    Legalizing the Hajwalah i guess. lol or whatever they call for Saudi drifting.
    But seriously that’s great, i like the sound of that.

  • Vassilis

    Sad really…

    • fabri99

      Well, I have to agree. They should try to import some emerging motorsport. For istance, they could have become the country of Formula E. Something like that, something new and interesting to create a monopoly on.

      • Vassilis

        I must admit that’s not quite what I had in mind when I said it’s sad. I was thinking more about their links with terrorism.

        • fabri99

          Oh…alright. Well… whatever.