Patricio O'Ward to compete in group A in the Race of Champions

Patricio O'Ward to compete in group A in the Race of Champions

17.01.2019: Patricio O’Ward has landed in his home country of Mexico for the world-renowned Race Of Champions, created to allow the best drivers from every corner of the globe and every facet of motorsport to battle it out f

Patricio O’Ward has landed in his home country of Mexico for the world-renowned Race Of Champions, created to allow the best drivers from every corner of the globe and every facet of motorsport to battle it out for the title of “Champion of Champions.”
 
 
 
The “ROC” came to fruition in 1988 where the first event was held in Paris, France. Since then, there have been competitions held in some of the most prestigious venues in the world, including Stade de France in Paris, London’s Wembley Stadium and Beijing’s ‘Bird’s Nest’ Olympic Stadium. This will be the first year the ROC has been held in Mexico, fitting for nineteen-year-old O’Ward’s first appearance in the event.
 


A raffle was held yesterday at the Autodromo Sol Forum Hermanos Rodríguez at CDMX to determine what groups the drivers would compete in throughout the weekend’s events. O’Ward, supported by CDMX (the brand that is used to promote the City of Mexico as a tourist destination) was drawn to run in Group A alongside fellow Mexican and teammate, Esteban Gutierrez in Saturdays ROC Nations Cup.


 
Sunday, the 20th of January, will mark the second main event of the weekend where teamwork is no longer a factor, leaving drivers to fight for the individual title in the Race Of Champions. The 2018 Indy Lights Champion will go head-to-head among the likes of “Mr. Le Mans” Tom Kristensen and 13-time F1 Grand Prix winner David Coulthard in order to come out on top.


 
To stay up to date on all the action and to find a full schedule of the event, head to www.raceofchampions.com, Race Of Champions on Facebook, or @raceofchampions and #ROCMexico on Twitter.
 
 


Patricio O’Ward – Driver for Team Mexico


“I’ll be back in action this weekend with my CDMX racing suit, but now in the Race of Champions!  It’s great to be representing CDMX who supported me this past season in my 2018 Indy Lights campaign, and it's a pleasure to represent them once again in this very important weekend. Obviously, I want to win, and if so, it would be the first time I win in a professional event in my home country.”
 
 



    

 
Natasha Masterson- photo O'Ward and ROC

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