The Race of Champions roars into Wembley this weekend

In less than seventy-two hours motorsport fans attending Wembley Stadium will witness sixteen of the world's finest drivers battle it out in The Race of Champions to see one driver crowned the Champion of Champions. Wembley Stadium has now been...

In less than seventy-two hours motorsport fans attending Wembley Stadium will witness sixteen of the world's finest drivers battle it out in The Race of Champions to see one driver crowned the Champion of Champions.

Wembley Stadium has now been transformed into a spectacular custom-built tarmac race track and will host a star-studded line up of drivers, including seven-time F1 World Champion Michael Schumacher as well as Formula One favourites, Jenson Button, David Coulthard and Heikki Kovalainen, for this dynamic knock-out competition.

It is not just the stars on the track who are getting excited about the event, celebrities including Harry Potter co-star and Formula One fanatic Rupert Grint will also join the crowd in a packed-out Wembley Staduim. Rupert said about this weekend's event: "I'm a massive motorsports fan and can't wait until this weekend when the The Race of Champions comes to town. It's a wicked opportunity to see all the world's best drivers under one roof and at Wembley too - I'm sure it's going to be amazing!"

Rupert Grint, who plays Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter series, is looking forward to The Race of Champions

Now in its twentieth year, the premise of The Race of Champions is simple: using identical equipment and track, 16 champions from varied motorsport disciplines can prove themselves based on talent alone. The crowd will have a great unhindered view of the entire track as the best drivers in the world, including stars from World Rally and NASCAR, fight it out to become the ultimate Champion of Champions.

Organiser and co-founder Fredrik Johnsson said: "After years of hard planning and meticulous organisation The Race of Champions has finally arrived in London and it will be a truly amazing day for everyone that attends.

"With tens of thousands of people packing out Wembley Stadium, together with the smell of burning rubber and the roar of engines, the atmosphere will be electric! Tickets have been snapped-up since they went on sale, however there is still a limited few available."

When asked who he thinks will win the trophy Fredrik said: "It's a close call, I wouldn't like to say! The drivers have all flown in and are all gearing up to take the title – they are all incredible relaxed and looking forward to a fun weekend. But as soon as they get behind the wheel the fun stops and the racing starts - you wouldn't believe how competitive they are! They all want to win!"

-credit: raceofchampions.com

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Series General
Drivers Jenson Button , Michael Schumacher , David Coulthard