After years of racing in stadiums across the arena ROC is returning to its off-boulevard roots with a course on the frozen Baltic Sea on the Swedish resort of Pite Havsbad.
Positioned shut to the arctic circle, the organisers bear dubbed the ROC Sweden course because the match’s “fastest and widest” notice in history.
Mercedes F1 smartly-known particular person Bottas is basically the most as a lot as date establish on the entry list for the off-season all-smartly-known particular person match, alongside fellow Scandinavians Tom Kristensen, Johan Kristoffersson, Mattias Ekstrom and Petter Solberg, as smartly as Travis Pastrana.
He’ll also symbolize Team Finland within the ROC Countries Cup, with the identification of his group of workers-mate but to be presented.
Valtteri Bottas making an try out a Citroen DS3 WRC
Characterize by: Morgan Mathurin
Bottas, who’s currently third within the F1 drivers’ standings, recently presented he’s going to pass to Alfa Romeo in 2022 after five years as Lewis Hamilton’s group of workers-mate at Mercedes, a stint which yielded nine mountainous prix wins up to now.
The 32-twelve months-dilapidated Finn also has loads of off-boulevard experience, having competed within the Arctic Lapland Rally three conditions, taking a class podium in January this twelve months.
“I’m actually waiting for finally be ready to compete within the Travel of Champions after observing the match on TV for about a years,” Bottas acknowledged.
“The reality that this twelve months’s match shall be held on snow and ice makes it even more attention-grabbing.
“I’ve competed within the Arctic Rally about a conditions, so confidently that bear will again as we purpose to beat the stable rivals and in particular our Nordic neighbours from Sweden and Norway so that you would possibly perhaps maybe add to Finland’s many wins each and each within the particular particular person ROC and the ROC Countries Cup.”
As smartly as to its new off-boulevard format, which is a nod to its early Gran Canaria days, ROC has dedicated to making its first foray in Sweden sustainable, alongside with the usage of fossil-free biofuels and reintroducing electric cars.
The match will feature the electrical FIA RX2e rallycross automobile and Porsche’s new 425 bhp 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport from Porsche, that can moreover provide an electric rapid for the organisers.