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2014 ROC Race of Champions 13-14 December

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by RoadRunner, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. RoadRunner

    RoadRunner Well-Known Member

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    The racing action isn't over this year - the ROC Race of Champions (which was absent last year due to political unrest in Thailand) will gather all-stars from the top divisions of motorsport in the world, including Formula One, Le Mans, IndyCar, NASCAR and more to crown the fastest country and the fastest driver in the world - the Champion of Champions.

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    Held at Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados in this year, the track will take place on a unique track with two parallel lanes linked by a crossover bridge. This year’s track will be twice as long as recent years, leading to even more speed – and adrenaline…

    There are two prestigious titles up for grabs over a weekend of non-stop action and entertainment featuring over 60 individual duels. First, on Saturday December 13 the drivers pair up in teams based on country/region for the ROC Nations Cup. Then on Sunday December 14 all friendly co-operation goes out of the window in the Race Of Champions as they slug it out to be crowned individual ‘Champion of Champions’.

    The ROC 2014 Draw in full

    Race Of Champions (Sunday 14 December)

    Group A
    Romain GROSJEAN, Lotus F1 Team driver, reigning ROC Champion of Champions
    Jamie WHINCUP, V8 Supercars Champion 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008
    David COULTHARD, 13-time Formula 1 grand prix winner
    Mick DOOHAN, 500cc MotoGP World Champion 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994


    Group B
    Petter SOLBERG, FIA World Rallycross Champion 2014
    Kurt BUSCH, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion 2004
    Susie WOLFF, official test driver for the Williams F1 team
    Fastest Team Barbados driver from ROC Caribbean


    Group C
    José-Maria LOPEZ, FIA World Touring Car Champion 2014
    Robby GORDON, Seven-time Off-road Champion, three-time Baja 1000 winner
    Fastest ROC Caribbean driver from the other teams
    Esteban OCON, FIA European F3 Champion 2014


    Group D
    Tom KRISTENSEN, nine-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner
    Ryan HUNTER-REAY, Indianapolis 500 winner 2014, IndyCar Champion 2012
    Jolyon PALMER, FIA GP2 Series Champion 2014
    Pascal WEHRLEIN, youngest ever DTM winner, Mercedes F1 testing in Abu Dhabi



    ROC Nations Cup (Saturday 13 December)

    Group A
    Team France (Esteban OCON & Romain GROSJEAN)
    Team Nordic (Tom KRISTENSEN & Petter SOLBERG)
    Team Americas (Robby GORDON & José Maria LOPEZ)
    Team Young Stars (Jolyon PALMER & Pascal WEHRLEIN)


    Group B
    Team Australia (Mick DOOHAN & Jamie WHINCUP)
    Team Scotland (Susie WOLFF & David COULTHARD)
    Team Barbados (Dane SKEETE & Rhett WATSON)
    Team USA (Ryan HUNTER-REAY & Kurt BUSCH)



    ROC Caribbean (Saturday 13 December)
    Team Barbados (Dane SKEETE & Rhett WATSON)
    Team Jamaica (Doug GORE & Jeffrey PANTON)
    Team Guyana (Kristian JEFFREY & Mark VIEIRA)
    Team Trinidad & Tobago (Franklyn BOODRAM & David COELHO)


    Television coverage of the 2014 Race Of Champions will be available via a range of outlets all over the world, so no one should miss out on any of the stunning action at Bushy Park Barbados.
    Live coverage of ROC 2014 will be broadcast on networks* including...

    Motors TV (throughout Europe - including the UK)
    Fox (Latin America and Brazil)
    BEInSport (The Middle East)
    Sony Entertainment Network (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka)
    FOX Australia
    Super Sport (Africa)
    Youku.com, Beijing TV, Guangdong TV (China)
    Eurosport Germany (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)
    Solar Sports (Philippines)
    Sport TV Portugal
    YLE Finland
    Hong Kong Cable
    Dolce Sport, Digi Sport, GSP (Hungary, Romania)
    Sportcast Taiwan
    VTC Vietnam

    Territories which do not have a live broadcaster will have access to a LIVE web streaming service from www.raceofchampions.com. Viewers in Latin America can also see a live streaming service on the Fox Latin America website. So wherever you are in the world you can watch all the action from Bushy Park as it happens.

    Viewers in all countries can also follow www.raceofchampions.com for a live results service of all the races at ROC 2014.

    Numerous channels will also show highlights of ROC 2014 including Eurosport 1 and NBCSN in the USA (during primetime 7-8pm on Thursday December 18).

    The ROC Nations Cup will take place on Saturday 13 December, with the Race Of Champions scheduled for Sunday 14 December. Both events will run from 12:00-15:00 local time in Barbados (16:00-19:00 GMT). Please check local listings for exact details of broadcast timings.


    I love this event every year :p
     
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  2. EternalMSC

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    Really sad that there is no team Germany for obvious reasons. Could have been 7 out of 7 titles.
    But a good event nonetheless.
     
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  3. RoadRunner

    RoadRunner Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I think that's the main thing stopping Seb from coming back sadly.
     
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  4. RoadRunner

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    As per usual, they're bringing in some pretty decent kit:

    - VW Polo RX
    - KTM X-Bow
    - Euro NASCAR
    - ROC Buggy
    - Robby Gordon's Stadium Super Trucks <laugh> WTF?
    - Ariel Atom Cup
    And last but not least my dream car...
    - Audi R8 LMS
     
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  5. El_Bando

    El_Bando Can't remember, where was I?
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    truck-o-saurus?
     
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  6. Pit Lane Charlie

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    With all due respect... David Coulthard... <laugh>

    My money's on Team Nordic, mainly because I've hardly heard of anyone else, but a "Team Seb" would have been fun.
     
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  7. Mrcento

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    Team France walkover IMO, Grosjean is pretty mighty in this event and Ocon is a rising star.
     
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  8. Pit Lane Charlie

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    I can live with that, tending towards being a bit of a Grosjean fanboy when he's in a good car, (but don't tell anyone <cool>). Will have to watch out for Ocon.
     
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  9. RoadRunner

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    Nations Cup starting now. Turns out the live stream on their site is practically unavailable everywhere bar the US <doh>
     
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  10. DHCanary

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    Nightmare trying to watch this.

    Moving it out of a stadium should give a better track, but it doesn't really look like it has, and there's no crowd to speak of. It's just racing drivers mucking around.
     
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    Trucks a bit squirmy :)
     
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  12. TomTom94

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    I know it's a cliche, but this competition really isn't what it used to be.
     
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    Nice driving from Coulthard.
     
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    So DC and Susie Wolff did OK - go Scotland! ... but Team Nordic won.
     
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    DC is the Champion of Champions then! :huh:
     
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  17. Pit Lane Charlie

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    From now on to be known as Doughnut Coulthard. I'll have to eat my words. But ... this competition really isn't what it used to be.
     
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  18. eddie_squidd

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    Apologies if anyone else had mentioned this but I had a quick scan through and couldn't see it. Coulthard wins the RoC.

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/117148

    Not sure why I am so unexpectedly pleased about this. Maybe it's just nice to see him win something!
     
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  19. eddie_squidd

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    Thank you whoever put my post on here. Managed to miss the entire thread! D'oh!

    Anyway, still strangely chuffed about this.
     
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  20. El_Bando

    El_Bando Can't remember, where was I?
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    <ghost>
     
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