Matteo Bobbi will be participating in the Michelin Race of Champions for first time ever. The Race of Champions which usually takes place during the last week of November in Las Palmas, in the Canary Islands, is at its 16th edition.
The FIA GT world champion accepted Michelin's invitation with pleasure and will be competing on a track that is very unfamiliar to him. In fact, the track is made up of 65% gravel, 35% asphalt and also has jumps and water splashes.
It is a one of a kind parallel-track that gives drivers the unique opportunity to race in identical conditions side-by-side. For further information, please go to www.raceofchampions.com
"I'm happy and proud to have been invited by Michelin to participate in this very important event. It will be a new experience for me. I have never driven a rally car and I have never driven on gravel. I'm curious to see how all of this will go."
The Michelin Race of Champions involves the best drivers from racing, rallying and motorbikes, coming together to represent their country. Racing drivers, rally stars and motorbike riders will race against their counterparts, in identical cars, making the competition as fair as possible. The ROC Nations Cup takes place on Saturday 29 November and is a precursor to the main event on Sunday 30 November, where nine teams from countries such as England, Finland and the USA will tussle for track supremacy.
The fastest eight drivers from the ROC Nations Cup will go on to compete in the Michelin Race of Champions. A battle through four rounds, where competitors rally around a specially constructed circuit, and ultimately the champion of champions is decided.