2010 Race of Champions

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2010 Race of Champions
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The Esprit Arena, the venue for the 2010 Race of Champions.

The 2010 Race of Champions was the 23rd running of the event, and took place over 27–28 November 2010 at the Esprit Arena in Düsseldorf, Germany. It was the first time the event had been held in Germany since 1989, when it was held at the Nürburgring.[1]

Team Germany won a fourth consecutive Nations Cup with Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel defeating Team Britain's Andy Priaulx and Jason Plato 2–1 in the final.[2] In the driver-by-driver Race of Champions itself, Portugal's Filipe Albuquerque defeated multiple World Rally Champion Sébastien Loeb 2–1 in the final.[3]

Participants[edit]

Country Drivers 2010 series
AustraliaUnited States All-Stars Mick Doohan[4] Ex FIM Road Racing
Tanner Foust[5] X Games / Rally America
Benelux Benelux Bertrand Baguette[6] IndyCar Series
Jeroen Bleekemolen[6] ALMS & Porsche Supercup
 France Sébastien Loeb[7] WRC
Alain Prost[8] Andros Trophy / Ex Formula One
 Germany Michael Schumacher[1] Formula One
Sebastian Vettel[1] Formula One
 Great Britain Jason Plato[9] BTCC
Andy Priaulx[10] WTCC
FinlandDenmark Nordic Heikki Kovalainen[11] Formula One
Tom Kristensen[12] Le Mans Series
 Portugal Filipe Albuquerque[13] Italian GT & Superstars Series
Álvaro Parente[13] Superleague Formula & Spanish GT
 United States Carl Edwards[14] NASCAR
Travis Pastrana[15] X Games / Rally America

Cars[edit]

ROC Nations Cup[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos. Team Races Wins Losses Best Team Time Driver Wins Losses Best Time
1 United Kingdom Great Britain 6 4 2 2:22.3759 United Kingdom Jason Plato 1 2 1:11.9223
United Kingdom Andy Priaulx 3 0 1:10.4536
2 France France 6 3 3 2:22.1913 France Alain Prost 1 2 1:11.8307
France Sébastien Loeb 2 1 1:10.3606
3 FinlandDenmark Nordic 6 3 3 2:23.2136 Finland Heikki Kovalainen 3 0 1:10.9713
Denmark Tom Kristensen 0 3 1:12.2423
4 Portugal Portugal 6 2 4 2:23.7699 Portugal Álvaro Parente 1 2 1:10.8405
Portugal Filipe Albuquerque 1 2 1:12.9294

Group B[edit]

Pos. Team Races Wins Losses Best Team Time Driver Wins Losses Best Time
1 Benelux Benelux 6 4 2 2:26.0601 Belgium Bertrand Baguette 3 0 1:12.8820
Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen 1 2 1:13.1781
2 Germany Germany 6 3 3 2:24.8746 Germany Michael Schumacher 2 1 1:12.8815
Germany Sebastian Vettel 1 2 1:11.9931
3 AustraliaUnited States All-Stars 6 3 3 2:25.5769 Australia Mick Doohan 1 2 1:13.7260
United States Tanner Foust 2 1 1:11.8509
4 United States United States 6 2 4 2:26.2579 United States Carl Edwards 0 3 1:14.4291
United States Travis Pastrana 2 1 1:11.8288

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
 United Kingdom Great Britain 2  
 France France 0  
 
     United Kingdom Great Britain 1
   Germany Germany 2
 Benelux Benelux 0
 Germany Germany 2  

Semifinals[edit]

Team 1 Time 1 Score Team 2 Time 2 Car
United Kingdom Great Britain 2–0 France France
Jason Plato 1:15.0992 Alain Prost 1:17.0332 Volkswagen Scirocco
Andy Priaulx 1:09.3941 Sébastien Loeb 1:10.0525 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
Benelux Benelux 0–2 Germany Germany
Bertrand Baguette 1:15.0526 Michael Schumacher 1:13.4447 ROC Car
Jeroen Bleekemolen 1:14.0886 Sebastian Vettel 1:11.9271 KTM X-Bow

Final[edit]

Team 1 Time 1 Score Team 2 Time 2 Car
United Kingdom Great Britain 1–2 Germany Germany
Jason Plato 1:13.4243 Michael Schumacher 1:11.5572 KTM X-Bow
Andy Priaulx 1:14.0864 Sebastian Vettel 1:14.5001 Audi R8 LMS
Andy Priaulx 1:12.8034 Michael Schumacher 1:12.1788 ROC Car

Race of Champions[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Knockout stage[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                           
   France Sébastien Loeb 1  
 Denmark Tom Kristensen 0  
   France Sébastien Loeb 1  
   United Kingdom Andy Priaulx 0  
 United Kingdom Andy Priaulx 1
   Belgium Bertrand Baguette 0  
     France Sébastien Loeb 1
   Portugal Filipe Albuquerque 2
   Portugal Filipe Albuquerque 1  
 Portugal Álvaro Parente 0  
   Portugal Filipe Albuquerque 1
   Germany Sebastian Vettel 0  
 Germany Michael Schumacher 0
   Germany Sebastian Vettel 1  

Quaterfinals[edit]

Driver 1 Time 1 Car Driver 2 Time 2
France Sébastien Loeb 1:14.7092 ROC Car Denmark Tom Kristensen 1:14.8440
United Kingdom Andy Priaulx 1:11.5151 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Belgium Bertrand Baguette 1:12.7099
Portugal Filipe Albuquerque 1:13.2381 ROC Car Portugal Álvaro Parente 1:13.5935
Germany Michael Schumacher 1:11.8648 KTM X-Bow Germany Sebastian Vettel 1:11.2882

Semifinals[edit]

Driver 1 Time 1 Car Driver 2 Time 2
France Sébastien Loeb 1:09.4713 Audi R8 LMS United Kingdom Andy Priaulx 1:10.6438
Portugal Filipe Albuquerque 1:11.2094 KTM X-Bow Germany Sebastian Vettel 1:11.3340

Final[edit]

Driver 1 Time 1 Car Driver 2 Time 2
France Sébastien Loeb 1:12.6783 ROC Car Portugal Filipe Albuquerque 1:12.5643
France Sébastien Loeb 1:11.4592 KTM X-Bow Portugal Filipe Albuquerque 1:11.4827
France Sébastien Loeb 1:12.2498 ROC Car Portugal Filipe Albuquerque 1:12.0671

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Germany to host 2010 Race of Champions". Race of Champions (International Media Productions). 2010-04-26. Retrieved 2010-10-26. 
  2. ^ Beer, Matt (27 November 2010). "Germany wins Nations' Cup again". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 28 November 2010. 
  3. ^ Beer, Matt (28 November 2010). "Albuquerque takes shock RoC win". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 28 November 2010. 
  4. ^ Gent, James (2010-10-22). "Fan vote to decide RoC participants". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2010-10-22. 
  5. ^ Beer, Matt (23 November 2010). "Foust completes RoC entry". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 23 November 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "Bleekemolen and Baguette win Benelux vote". Race of Champions (International Media Productions). 10 November 2010. Retrieved 10 November 2010. 
  7. ^ Elizalde, Pablo (2010-05-24). "Loeb joins 2010 RoC line-up". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2010-08-10. 
  8. ^ "Prost confirmed for Race of Champions". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 2010-05-19. Retrieved 2010-08-10. 
  9. ^ "Touring Car star Jason Plato to race for Team GB". Race of Champions (International Media Productions). 8 November 2010. Retrieved 8 November 2010. 
  10. ^ Elizalde, Pablo (2010-06-29). "Priaulx joins 2010 RoC line-up". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2010-08-10. 
  11. ^ Beer, Matt (2010-10-29). "Kovalainen to return to RoC". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2010-10-29. 
  12. ^ Buckfield, James (2010-06-23). "Kristensen to return to RoC". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2010-08-10. 
  13. ^ a b "Portugal wins ROC South Europe at home in Portimão". Race of Champions (International Media Productions). 2010-08-09. Retrieved 2010-08-09. 
  14. ^ Beer, Matt (2010-09-17). "Carl Edwards to return to RoC". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  15. ^ English, Steven (2010-08-13). "Pastrana signs up for RoC return". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2010-08-13. 

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