ROC Introduce Legends Event

by Simon Paice

Heinz Harald Frentzen - Photo Credit: LAT Photographic


The 2011 Race of Champions event will feature a special ROC Legends tournament between some greats from German and Dutch motorsport, the mini-event running as a prelude to the individual Race of Champions event on Sunday December 4th

The Legends competition will involve ex-Formula One racers Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Jos Verstappen and Hans-Joachim Stuck, as well as rally legend Armin Schwarz. Each of the drivers will race against each of the others in a round-robin group stage before the top two compete in a head-to-head final. The special tournament will provide a bonus thrill for the spectators in the stadium, who will witness some home heroes in action.   

Frentzen said: “I'm really looking forward to competing in the ROC Legends at the Race Of Champions. I had great fun at a previous ROC Legends event in Portugal in 2009. Now that I have just moved back to Germany and Düsseldorf and the race is taking place in my home town it will be fantastic to compete in front of my family and friends. I can actually see the ESPRIT arena from my house!”

Verstappen commented: “The Race Of Champions is an exceptional event in motorsport with many spectators. It is quite sensational to race in a stadium with so many fans: I have never done it before and I look forward to being competitive in ROC Legends and racing against Frentzen, Stuck and Schwarz.”

ROC race organiser Fredrik Johnsson added: “The Race Of Champions has a long history of legends who have competed since the first event in 1988. As such it's great to have a chance to put on this special show involving a few of the local German and Dutch legends from the recent past. They are all still top racers and their battles are sure to provide first-class entertainment for the ROC fans in the stadium.”

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