The Race Of Champions and Frankfurt’s Commerzbank Arena will bring motor sport and football together under the same roof at two all-new events to coincide with Euro 2016 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The centrepiece of the month-long festivities will be a race featuring past and present drivers from the world’s big football nations such as Germany, France, England, Italy, Spain and Brazil. The format will be based on the annual end-of-year ROC Nations Cup with head-to-head racing in identical cars – but seeing what happens when you take some of football’s biggest rivalries and transfer them from the pitch to ROC’s unique parallel racetrack.
The Frankfurt venue will also host a series of motor sport-related events lasting for the duration of the football tournaments including a Fan Festival with entertainment, music and exhibition stands plus karting and drive days. The Commerzbank Arena will be ‘the place to go’ to watch the big matches on a 400sqm mega screen inside the stadium, which is already the best-known public viewing arena in Germany.
The Race Of Champions is an annual end-of-season competition that brings together the world’s greatest drivers from motor sport’s main disciplines – including Formula 1, World Rally, Le Mans, MotoGP, Nascar, IndyCar, Touring Cars and the X-Games – and sets them free to battle head-to-head in identical machinery.
The Host for the 2014 event will be nominated in the near future and details about the venue will be announced in the coming weeks.