Grosjean, Priaulx, Hansen join Virtual Race of Champions
Esports | June 19th, 2020
Haas F1 driver Romain Grosjean, three-time WTCC champion Andy Priaulx and 2019 World RX champion Timmy Hansen have joined the line-up for the Virtual Race of Champions.
The Sunday June 28 event will be the first virtual edition of the Race of Champions, the traditional all-star event that was first held in 1988.
Haas F1’s Grosjean is the first current F1 driver to sign up, joining the likes of Mercedes FE driver Stoffel Vandoorne and former WRC and WRX champion Petter Solberg. Grosjean is no stranger to the event, winning the individual competition in 2012 in one of his four appearances.
Three-time World Touring Car champion Priaulx, who recently announced he would step down from full-time driving, joins after nine appearances in the real-life event. Reigning World Rallycross Champion Timmy Hansen is set to make his ROC debut.
Earlier this week ROC also added Le Mans 24 Hours Virtual winners Raffaele Marciello and Louis Deletraz, as well as IMSA iRacing Pro Series Champion Bruno Spengler.
Reigning ROC Mexico champion Benito Guerra and Audi’s newly-announced Formula E driver Rene Rast also form part of the Virtual ROC line-up, which is organised in partnership with Motorsport Games and will be streamed live on Motorsport.com and Motorsport.tv.