The Race of Champions 2017 thrives on american riders


The Race of Champions has crossed the pond and even though that means among other things that in practical terms there is not one edition in 2016, it will gradually start to shape the roster of drivers who will compete in Miami between days 21 and 22 January. All in all, the celebration of the Race of Champions in the united States has meant that the list of participants acquires a taste very american, with several riders that will compete in ‘house’. The latest addition to this list has been Kyle Busch, champion of the Nascar Sprint Cup in the season 2015.

In this aspect, the number of american riders is high and still could grow in the near future. The aforementioned Kyle Busch joins his brother Kurt Busch, but also Alexander Rossi as the reigning champion of the 500 Miles of Indianapolis or Ryan Hunter-Reay, one of the names of the IndyCar Series in recent years. In this list of american riders has also been added to Travis Pastrana and Scott Speed. All in all, the presence of both american pilot has been compelled to make pairings a bit peculiar in the ROC Nations.

despite this broad local representation, there is no shortage of pilots of large international name with a presence in Formula 1 as Sebastien Vettel or Felipe Massa, every time that the brazilian is a step of returning to the premier class after announcing his withdrawal. Jenson Button it will also be of the game, like Juan Pablo Montoya. Also not lose this appointment three men that have been repeated in the latest editions as they are Tom Kristensen, David Coulthard and Petter Solberg, while also adding to the Race of Champions Gabby Chaves and Tony Kanaan.