View Full Version : ROC - Race of Champions

11-24-2003, 11:41 AM

A tandem Rally event that has just incorperated road and moto-cross racing. A team of 3 drivers enters from a country to participate in thier respective events.

Press Release:
The annual speed-fest to decide who’s the fastest nation, the Michelin ROC Nations Cup (Saturday, November 29), is taking shape. France and Sweden were the first to declare their trio; the UK, Finland, Germany, USA, Spain and an All Stars ensemble have now followed suit, with just Italy still to confirm their bike star.

Last year’s surprise winners, USA are back to defend their title and bring with them the first team title sponsorship in ROC Nations Cup history, American financial services company CENTRIX Financial. The U.S. will be represented by extreme sports star, Travis Pastrana, teamed with NASCAR racer, Casey Mears, and 2002 Trans-Am Champion, Boris Said.

The semi-final losers in 2002 were France and Finland. The French were first out of the traps for 2003, announcing a powerful team of Sebastien Loeb, Olivier Panis and Randy de Puniet and Finland has kept two of last year’s drivers, Marcus Gronholm and JJ Lehto, adding double Enduro World Champion, Samuli Aro. Finland won the first ROC Nations Cup in 1999 and France was victorious the next year in 2000; both are hungry to repeat this success.


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