Race of Champions to return in 2022 at Swedish snow circuit
The Race of Champions will be held on snow and ice for the first time when the event moves to Sweden for its return in 2022.
The once annual bonanza, last held in 2019, sees the best drivers from multiple motorsports disciplines go head to head on a split circuit that crosses over on itself.
After originally being held in Gran Canaria on a dirt course, the move to large sports stadia saw Formula 1 stars Michael Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel, Jenson Button and David Coulthard among others to become regular competitors.
President and co-founder of the event Fredrik Johnsson has indicated the move to Sweden has afforded organisers to create a more challenging layout for competitors.
"After organising the Race Of Champions in some of the most prestigious venues like the Bird’s Nest Olympic Stadium in Beijing, Stade de France in Paris, Wembley Stadium and London’s Olympic Stadium, it is a huge honour to be able to bring our event to my home country Sweden for the first time," he said.
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