Race of Champions makes historic switch to Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia will become the 10th country to host the end-of-season, head-to-head racing extravaganza when Race Of Champions (ROC) travels to the Middle East for the first time in its 30-year history.

The move comes at a time of change in the Arabian state, which is the fifth-largest in Asia and second only in size to Algeria in the Arab world. “As motorsport’s most forward-thinking property, ROC is an event perfectly suited to Saudi Arabia, which is emerging as a modern sports market on the global stage.

“With women able to drive in Saudi Arabia from 2018, we feel this is an auspicious moment to be bringing a motorsport event to Riyadh. Race Of Champions is more than just a race: it is a truly global contest that includes many of the world’s best drivers along with top-quality entertainment for families.”

Source Credit: motorsport.com
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