Lorenzo to make Race of Champions return

Two-time MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo will return to the Race of Champions event at the Olympic Stadium in London this November.

Lorenzo made his Race of Champions debut in 2012 in Bangkok, when he was knocked out in the group stages of the individual competition but progressed to the semi-finals of the Nations Cup as part of an ‘All-star’ duo with Le Mans legend Tom Kristensen.

The Spaniard joins fellow motorcycle racing legend Mick Doohan in this year's field, and says he is eager to prove that bike racers can also handle the competition on four wheels.

“This is an exciting year in MotoGP and I can now look forward to rounding it off by taking on the world’s best drivers at the Race Of Champions,” said Lorenzo.

“Of course I don’t underestimate the challenge of racing them at their own game but I’m glad to see Mick Doohan in the field too.

“We’ll both do our best to remind them that bikers can race on four wheels too.” 

As well as Doohan and Kristensen, also signed up to the end-of-season event so far are former Red Bull Formula 1 teammates Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo, rallycross ace Petter Solberg and the reigning ‘Champion of Champions’ David Coulthard.

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Series General
Event Race of Champions
Track London Olympic Stadium
Drivers Jorge Lorenzo
Article type Breaking news