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Old 11-29-2005, 02:52 PM   #1
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Default 2005 Race of Champions, Dec 3rd details...

2005 race of Champions!

TV information updated: (updated Nov.30th)
+live on HD Net at 9:30pm on Staurday Dec. 3.!!!!!! 4 hrs of coverage!!!!
There will be numerous re-airing of this race.

-Still waiting to see if SPEED will air it and when.

+ESPN (to the rescue)
ESPN international Highlight 52mn 21/12/2005 14:00 / 15:00 ET
ESPN international Highlight 52mn 15/01/2006 10:00 / 11:00 ET
(thanks leaknoil)

+ racing-live.com will have a LIVE broadcast...looks like a pay per view.


SPOILERS START ON PAGE 2!!!!

Cliff notes: ROC is awesome. Best drivers from around the world competing for their nation and individual glory. Will compete in WRC, open wheels (F1?!!) and usually a buggy in an indoor stadium in Paris.

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"The highly awaited Race of Champions – Nations Cup, will take place on 3 December, once again at the Stade de France in Paris. Some of the most famous names in motorsports will meet again for this exciting event.

Sébastien Loeb will be one of the stars once again in front of his home fans. The World Rally Champion and defending "champions' champ" Heikki Kovalainen will compete once again. The list of rally drivers includes masters such as Marcus Gronholm, Colin McRae, Francois Duval and Armin Schwarz.

The circuit drivers to be seen at the Stade de France include great names such as Jean Alesi, David Coulthard, Jeff Gordon, Felipe Massa and Sebastien Bourdais.

An F1 car on the track
For the first time in the history of the Race of Champions and the Stade de France, and to celebrate its titles, the Formula 1 World Championship-winning team will made a dynamic demonstration on the track. The Formula 1 car and its V10 will roar one more time for all the spectators.

Citroen to celebrate their World titles at the Stade de France
Partners of the Race of Champions for the second consecutive year, Citroën will take this opportunity to celebrate their World titles on December the 3rd in the Stade de France. On this occasion, and to honour its Manufacturers and Drivers titles.

World Rally Champions Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena (Citroën Xsara WRC) will complete an exhibition run followed by Juniors World Champions Dani Sordo and Marc Marti (Citroën C2 S1600).

Race of Champions - Nations Cup : Entry list

France : Jean Alesi (DTM) - Sébastien Loeb (WRC)

USA : Jeff Gordon (NASCAR) - Travis Pastrana (X-GAMES)

Great Britain : David Coulthard (F1) Colin McRae (WRC)

Finland : Marcus Grönholm (WRC) - Heikki Kovalainen (GP2)

Brazil : Felipe Massa (F1) Nelson Piquet Jr. (GP2/A1GP)

Scandinavia : Tom Kristensen (Endurance) - Mattias Ekström (S/DTM).

Benelux : Christijan Albers (F1) - François Duval (WRC),

Team Playstation France : Sébastien Bourdais (Champ Car) - Stéphane Peterhansel (Rally-Raid).

Germany : Bernd Schneider (DTM) - Armin Schwarz (WRC).

British IRL driver Dan Wheldon is registered as a "wild card" and will only participate to the Race of Champions.
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Old 11-29-2005, 02:57 PM   #2
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once again at the Stade de France in Paris
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Old 11-29-2005, 06:48 PM   #3
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I wanna see Solberg compete damnit.
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Old 11-29-2005, 06:56 PM   #4
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I liked it better when it was on the Canary Islands

But the race is still cool. Can't wait to see it on Speed Channel in like 2 or 3 months.
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Old 11-29-2005, 07:01 PM   #5
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So Christian, do you get to go?
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Old 11-29-2005, 07:37 PM   #6
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No offense against Travis but, putting him against Loeb and Gronholm aint exactly fair. The US team is going to be destroyed. Couldn't they get Scott Speed or Danica at least ? Geeze.
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Old 11-29-2005, 07:49 PM   #7
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Get to, yes. Going to, no. I'm going to be safety steward at the Maine Winter Rally.

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Old 11-29-2005, 08:44 PM   #8
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I liked it better when it was on the Canary Islands

But the race is still cool. Can't wait to see it on Speed Channel in like 2 or 3 months.
It was more of a race back then.
Is rallying lady No1, Michelle Mouton still putting it on?

At least last year it was only a week late on Speed.
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Old 11-29-2005, 08:50 PM   #9
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France gets two teams?
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Old 11-29-2005, 08:58 PM   #10
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I just hope that a Finn doesn't get shafted by Ferrari....



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Old 11-29-2005, 09:12 PM   #11
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France gets two teams?
Doesn't surprise me. Whole thing is just a ego trip for France anyway. Even Loeb thought the organizers made a 'suspect' call last year so, Loeb wouldn't lose. French hate the US the most of course so, we get a highly suspect team. They like to rub it in when they can.

Personally, I don't see why NASCAR even lets their guys participate. They really don't have much to gain from it and actualy have something to lose. If there has to be a NASCAR guy it should have been the other Gordon. He at least beat Peterhansel on a Dakar stage.

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Old 11-29-2005, 09:52 PM   #12
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Doesn't surprise me. Whole thing is just a ego trip for France anyway. Even Loeb thought the organizers made a 'suspect' call last year so, Loeb wouldn't lose. French hate the US the most of course so, we get a highly suspect team. They like to rub it in when they can.

Personally, I don't see why NASCAR even lets their guys participate. They really don't have much to gain from it and actualy have something to lose. If there has to be a NASCAR guy it should have been the other Gordon. He at least beat Peterhansel on a Dakar stage.
That's hilarious- when the US actually won the ROC Nations Cup in 2002, 2 out of the 3 drivers were NASCAR drivers.
Now, I hate ASSCAR as much as the next guy , but don't assume these good ol' boys don't know how to run in dirt just because they like the drive in circles all day! Many of them started off in sprint cars and dirt track- including Jeff Gordon.

And yes, that was a BS call last year. Buggers.
It's funny- Grand Canaria looks like a wasteland, but it also looks like more fun than Paris' Stade de France. Ah well...

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Old 11-29-2005, 10:10 PM   #13
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Oh man.. Gordon and Pastrana? (They couldn't even credit him as a RA driver? haha) Should be an interesting duo. I hope there is some coverage here, or even a decent webcast. Keep us updated... I'd really like to watch this again.
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I just hope that a Finn doesn't get shafted by Ferrari....



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Old 11-30-2005, 09:49 AM   #15
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To finish first, you first must be Finnish
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Old 11-30-2005, 09:53 AM   #16
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Oh man.. Gordon and Pastrana? (They couldn't even credit him as a RA driver? haha) Should be an interesting duo. I hope there is some coverage here, or even a decent webcast. Keep us updated... I'd really like to watch this again.

Exactly. He's spent the past 2 years cutting his teeth on a full blown rally car and they can't even mention it??

It will be exciting to see how he matches up to Gordino.
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Only bcause he gets so much exsposure with the x-games that what most people know him as
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US rally hardly counts for much in the rest of the world. Probably best to not mention it. I don't think he actually won anything last year anyway. Even though it was stuff like Freestyle Motocross he has won in the XGames.

Travis is going to have a blast I bet. Can't really have any expectations placed on him. He can just go have fun. If Gordon actually shows up this year be interesting to see how he does.
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That's right, I forgot Gordon was a no-show last year. DC & McRae should be an interesting pairing. Should be a blast, in HD again no less!!!!
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No offense against Travis but, putting him against Loeb and Gronholm aint exactly fair. The US team is going to be destroyed. Couldn't they get Scott Speed or Danica at least ? Geeze.

I don't think it's unfair with fairly equal vehicles. He's a great driver and I think it would be interesting to see Solberg compete.

Yes, I admit that Loeb is most likely a robot from the future and can't be beaten, but never know untill.......
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I don't think it's unfair with fairly equal vehicles. He's a great driver and I think it would be interesting to see Solberg compete.

Yes, I admit that Loeb is most likely a robot from the future and can't be beaten, but never know untill.......
Oh come now. A motocycle racer with maybe 2 years in a Grp N car in Rally America is more or less equal to guys with 10 years in the WRC and probably 20 years at the top level of rallying ? If this was true Travis would have beat Stig and Richard a few times by now. Their cars are all about the same. Travis may end up a really good rally driver but, he probably needs a few more years before anyone is going to put him up against Loeb, Gronholm, or McRae.
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Travis will crash... again and again. Gordon, I think, will do pretty well. Finland's going to win, though, methinks.
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Travis has a leg up on international rallying anyhow, I see no problems here



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Travis will crash... again and again.
I've got $100 that says Travis won't crash a car at ROC. PM me.
I agree Finland has got to be the odds-on favorite, though.

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