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Race of Champions announces new 2022 Arctic event

Baku, January 22, AZERTAC

In January 2022 Race of Champions will host its first ever snow and ice event near the Arctic Circle in Sweden, according to Motorsport.

The annual motorsport event has today announced plans to move to an all-new snow and ice track located at Pite Havsbad, Sweden, some 60 miles from the Arctic Circle.

ROC, which sees top drivers from all motorsport disciplines do battle against each other in identical machinery, has be held in several locations previously.

For a period of 12 years ROC, which held its first event in 1988, was based at Gran Canaria on gravel based purposed built circuit, before taking on a global tour that has seen the event held in capacity stadiums in France, Germany, UK, China, Thailand, Barbados, America, Saudi Arabia and most recently Mexico in 2019.

This new event in Sweden will propose a new challenge to drivers, with organisers confirming the track will be longer and wider than previous ROC iterations. The circuit will also be used following the Race of Champions for corporate driving events.

A firm date in January is yet to be confirmed.

"After organising the Race Of Champions in some of the most prestigious venues like the Bird's Nest Olympic Stadium in Beijing, Stade de France in Paris, Wembley Stadium and London's Olympic Stadium it is a huge honour to be able to bring our event to my home country Sweden for the first time," said Race Of Champions President and co-founder, Fredrik Johnsson.

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