Scott Speed and Alexander Rossi - latest stars on the 2017 ROC Miami grid
The 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi and double Global Rallycross Champion Scott Speed will compete at January’s Race Of Champions at Miami’s Marlins Park, the organizers confirms today. For both it would be debut participation at Race of Champions.
The ROC Miami event is scheduld for January 21-22, 2017, with plenty of international stars already confirmed the participation. The field race drivers features Sebastian Vettel, Felipe Massa, Petter Solberg, Tom Kristensen, Kurt Busch, Travis Pastrana, Tony Kanaan, Juan-Pablo Montoya and Ryan Hunter-Reay. Many more driving superstars will be announced in the following weeks.
“I’m honoured to be invited to race in this year’s Race Of Champions. ROC is so well respected in motor sport, bringing together the best drivers from around the world and across every series. This international event is always ultra-competitive and I’m looking forward to the competition and the very first US race venue in Miami. It will also be great to race with my Andretti Autosport team-mate, Ryan Hunter-Reay. I can assure you, neither of us will be holding back,” Rossi said.
“I am beyond excited to join the Race Of Champions. Being selected to represent the USA on home soil is such an honour. I have always been a huge fan of this event: having so many greats of motor racing in one place is a very rare thing. I am sure that Miami will prove to be a fantastic host of such a prestigious event,” Speed added.