Castroneves, who this yr grew to become the fourth member of the four-time Indy 500 winners’ elite, joins a protracted record of motorsport megastars for the occasion which can be held in Pite Havsbad, Sweden, between 5-6 February subsequent yr.
Different drivers already confirmed embrace present Formulation 1 drivers Sebastian Vettel, Mick Schumacher and Valtteri Bottas, whereas two-time world champion Mika Hakkinen can even compete.
9-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Tom Kristensen, reigning FIA World Rallycross champion Johan Kristoffersson, nine-time World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb, and seven-time NASCAR Cup champion Jimmie Johnson are additionally set to characteristic.
Two-time DTM champion (and three-time winner of the Race of Champions) Mattias Ekström, 2021 NRX and American Rally Affiliation champion Travis Pastrana, World Rally and Rallycross champion Petter Solberg, and rising WRC star Oliver Solberg can even make the journey.
For Castroneves, who has amassed 32 IndyCar wins, the 2020 IMSA SportsCar Championship and the 2021 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, will probably be his fourth look within the RoC. He’ll participate within the Particular person occasion and can be part of forces with Benito Guerra Jr for the RoC Nations Cup, representing Latin America.
Guerra, winner of the 2012 Manufacturing World Rally Championship (PWRC), gained the RoC “Champion of Champions” title on the 2019 Mexico Metropolis occasion, solely his second RoC look.
Winner Benito Guerra (MEX) celebrates on the rostrum
Picture by: Race of Champions