The Race of Champions is set to return to the UK this year, after the organisers announced the end-of-season motorsport event will take place at London’s Olympic Stadium.
The event, which pitches stars from racing, rallying and motorcycling in head-to-head races in a variety of machinery, will take place in east London over two days. The ‘Nations Cup’ will be held on the evening of Friday 20 November, before the Race of Champions itself takes over the venue the following afternoon.
The move to the Olympic Park will come as something of a surprise, since the Race of Champions attracted only modest spectator numbers when it was held twice at Wembley in 2007 and 2008. The event - originally organised in 1988 as a tribute to rally driver Henri Toivonen - has recently concentrated on emerging markets. It was held in Bangkok for two years, and Barbados played host in 2014.
The organisers have yet to reveal any of the attendees beyond ex-F1 driver David Coulthard, who has confirmed that he will return to defend the Race of Champions title that he won last year.