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2006 Race of Champions

Post by Ed » Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:21 pm

The 2006 Race of Champions is on the 16th of December.

Here is the entry lists for the ROC Nations Cup and The Race Of Champions

THE ROC-NATIONS CUP
ENGLAND: Jenson Button (F1) + Andy Priaulx (WTCC)
FINLAND: Heikki Kovalainen (F1) + Marcus Gr?nholm (WRC)
FRANCE: S?bastien Bourdais (ChampCar) + S?bastien Loeb (WRC)
FRANCE 2: Yvan Muller (WTCC) + St?phane Peterhansel (Rally-Raid)
GERMANY: Bernd Schneider (DTM) + Armin Schwarz (WRC)
SCOTLAND: David Coulthard (F1) + Colin McRae (WRC)
SCANDINAVIA: Tom Kristensen (Endurance) + Mattias Ekstr?m (DTM/WRC).
SPAIN: Nani Roma (Rally-Raid) + Dani Sordo (WRC)
UNITED STATES: Jimmie Johnson (NASCAR) + Travis Pastrana (X-GAMES).

THE RACE OF CHAMPIONS
S?bastien Bourdais (France/ChampCar)
Jenson Button (England/F1)
David Coulthard (Scotland/F1)
Mattias Ekstr?m (Sweden/DTM & WRC)
Marcus Gr?nholm (Finland/WRC)
Jimmie Johnson (USA/NASCAR)
Heikki Kovalainen (Finland/F1)
Tom Kristensen (Denmark/Endurance & DTM)
S?bastien Loeb (France/WRC)
Colin McRae (Scotland/WRC)
Yvan Muller (France/WTCC)
Travis Pastrana (USA/X-Games)
St?phane Peterhansel (France/Rally-Raid)
Andy Priaulx (England/WTCC)
Nani Roma (Spain/Rally-Raid)
Bernd Schneider (Germany/DTM)
Armin Schwarz (Germany/WRC)
Dani Sordo (Spain/WRC)

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Post by <T-K> » Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:22 pm

Why do France get two teams?

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Post by Ed » Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:24 pm

Not too sure but perhaps because it is run in France! Or they have excess Champions this year :wink:

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Post by <T-K> » Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:26 pm

Ed wrote:Not too sure but perhaps because it is run in France! Or they have excess Champions this year :wink:
Arent they just special 8)

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Post by rah » Wed Dec 06, 2006 10:22 am

France or Finland. Will be a tough one. Hope I get to watch it. Now why don't Australia have a team or even some drivers?
Ok, Lewis may win the WDC in 07, but Sato will beat him in 08.

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Post by Julian Mayo » Wed Dec 06, 2006 9:13 pm

rah wrote:France or Finland. Will be a tough one. Hope I get to watch it. Now why don't Australia have a team or even some drivers?
Like MW and Cody Crocker 8)
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Post by rah » Thu Dec 07, 2006 9:26 am

Julian Mayo wrote:
rah wrote:France or Finland. Will be a tough one. Hope I get to watch it. Now why don't Australia have a team or even some drivers?
Like MW and Cody Crocker 8)
Or MW and Chris Atkinson.
Or Craig Lowndes and Chris Atkinson
Ok, Lewis may win the WDC in 07, but Sato will beat him in 08.

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Post by Julian Mayo » Thu Dec 07, 2006 9:34 am

rah wrote:
Julian Mayo wrote:
rah wrote:France or Finland. Will be a tough one. Hope I get to watch it. Now why don't Australia have a team or even some drivers?
Like MW and Cody Crocker 8)
Or MW and Chris Atkinson.
Or Craig Lowndes and Chris Atkinson
I reckon the Croc is better than Ato
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Post by rah » Thu Dec 07, 2006 12:17 pm

Fair enough, he starts asia pac championship next year doesn't he?

I reckon we will have to see what Chris can do in a competetive car.
Ok, Lewis may win the WDC in 07, but Sato will beat him in 08.

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Post by Ed » Thu Dec 14, 2006 9:03 pm

An update on the drivers taking part in the Race of Champions.

BTCC Champion James Thompson replaces Jenson Button and Formula 1 driver Scott Speed replaces the 2006 NASCAR Champion Jimmie Johnson. Both replacements are due to injuries.

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Post by Ed » Sun Dec 17, 2006 11:41 pm

Mattias Ekstrom has won the 2006 Race of Champions after beating S?bastien Loeb in the final.
The result was unexpected as the 2 raced in Citroen Xsara WRCs, the car that has taken Loeb to three straight world rally crowns!

Mattias Ekstrom said:
I'm absolutely thrilled to have won The Race of Champions. It's the best moment in my life. Better even than winning my DTM title in 2004. And I'm especially proud to have beaten Loeb in his own car. I knew before that race that it would be tough and I just told myself to go for it. I didn't get off to a very good start but then the adrenalin kicked in and I fought back. Unbelievable.
Sebastian Leob said:
Mattias is quick on a rally stage and also quick on a race circuit. And on top of that he drove very well today. He deserves to be champion. I was especially impressed by his speed in the Xsara WRC. It was close run, but he then left me standing in our race with the Renault Megane Trophy
In the Nations Cup, Finland won it with Heikki Kovalainen and Marcus Gronholm beating the USA.
The USA team was represented by only 1 driver (Travis Pastrana) after Scott Speed who replaced the injured Jimmie Johnson also pulled out due to injury.

Heikki Kovalainen said:
Marcus and I have been trying to win the ROC-Nations Cup since we first formed a team together in Paris in 2004. We were determined to do it this year and now we've succeeded. All credit to Travis though. He drove really well and I had to push as hard as I could to beat him in our two heats together in the final.
Marcus Gronholm said:
It's really Team Heikki ? not Team Finland ? that has won this. It's the first time I've been awarded a cup after not winning anything! But hey, maybe this means my luck is turning and I will start winning from here?
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Post by <T-K> » Fri Jan 12, 2007 4:53 pm

Didnt realize Travis Pastrana was classed as a "driver"....

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Post by Ed » Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:42 pm

Aparantly he won the 2006 Rally America National Championship so he must be a driver :D

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Post by <T-K> » Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:39 pm

Ed wrote:Aparantly he won the 2006 Rally America National Championship so he must be a driver :D
Thats news to me :shock:

To me he is a driver like Dr Pepper is a real doctor..... :?

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Post by GhoGho » Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:48 pm

<T-K> wrote:
Ed wrote:Aparantly he won the 2006 Rally America National Championship so he must be a driver :D
Thats news to me :shock:

To me he is a driver like Dr Pepper is a real doctor..... :?
Watching the event he did a pretty good job, beating a lot of recognized drivers in the process. Seems he has made a successfull transition to 4 wheels.
http://www.travis-pastrana.com/

Hey, you mean Dr Pepper isnt a real doctror :shock2: :shock2:
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