Kristoffersson, da Costa, Albuquerque join Virtual ROC

Esports | June 22nd, 2020

Double World Rallycross champion Johan Kristoffersson, Formula E star Antonio Felix da Costa and sportscar ace Filipe Albuquerque 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.

Kristoffersson, who won the 2019 ROC Mexico Nations Cup alongside Tom Kristensen, join the roster of first virtual edition of the event, which also includes fellow Swede and Rallycross rival Timmy Hansen.

“I am really looking forward to competing in the virtual Race Of Champions,” Kristoffersson said. “Last time in Mexico it was a lot of fun, winning with Tom Kristensen. I will do my best again in the virtual world, racing against some of the absolute best drivers in the world.”

DS Techeetah Formula E driver Felix da Costa joins the fold a decade on from a lone appearance at a ROC qualifier in Portugal. “I participated when I was really young and I’ve always wanted to go back,” the Portuguese Formula E championship leader said.

“I think Virtual ROC is a great initiative, so I’m looking forward to giving it a good crack before trying to secure the Formula E title.”

Fellow Portuguese Filipe Albuquerque also returns to the event. The United Autosports LMP2 ace took a shock win at ROC 2010 in Dusseldorf, beating the likes of Sebastian Vettel and Sebastien Loeb to the individual trophy.

The trio joins a line-up that includes Haas F1 driver Romain Grosjean, Mercedes FE driver Stoffel Vandoorne and rally legend Petter Solberg. Earlier ROC also added Le Mans 24 Hours Virtual winners Raffaele Marciello and Louis Deletraz to the fold.

The event is organised in partnership with Motorsport Games and will be streamed live on Motorsport.com and Motorsport.tv.

Source: Motorsport.com