Sébastien Loeb will rejoin the ranks of the Race of Champions, for a 2022 version known as ROC Snow + Ice World Closing. It is going to give delight of place to driving on snow and ice, a primary within the historical past of this occasion other than the motor sports activities season, used to bringing collectively champions from completely different disciplines.
The occasion shall be held on February 5 and 6, 2022 in Pite Havsbad, Sweden, on a frozen stretch of the Baltic Sea, only a hundred kilometers from the Arctic Circle. A multi-year settlement has been reached for the occasion to be organized on this area, the northernmost of Sweden.
The nine-time World Rally Champion, at present chief of the Excessive E and in addition in preparation for the subsequent Dakar, has already competed within the ROC seven instances in his earlier codecs. He received the Nations Cup with Jean Alesi in 2004 and was topped Champions of Champions thrice, in Gran Canaria, Paris and London. “Successful the Race of Champions on the Stade de France in Paris is among the finest moments of my profession”, he remembers.
“I am as quick as I at all times have been and like to trip on snow and ice”, emphasizes Sébastien Loeb. “The competitors is at all times robust on the ROC. I do not but know who my teammate shall be to symbolize France, however my objective is to win each the Nations Cup and the person competitors, that is for positive.”
Different champions from all walks of life have already been introduced for this 2022 version, together with Petter Solberg, former opponent of Loeb within the WRC, and Tom Kristensen, nine-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Johan Kristoffersson, Mattias Ekström, Travis Pastrana and Oliver Solberg are additionally confirmed.
The organizers of the ROC need to give attention to sustainable energies, particularly by providing the drivers engaged for this version automobiles geared up with electrical motors or utilizing a 100% renewable biofuel. The fleet contains the FIA RX2e, a 250 kW (335 hp) electrical rallycross automotive, and the brand new Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport. Already seen prior to now, the SuperCar Lites can even make a comeback to OCR, this time utilizing biofuel.