Vettel and Lorenzo drawn in same ROC group

Vettel and Lorenzo drawn in same ROC group

7 December 2012 – Reigning Formula 1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel will take on current MotoGP title holder Jorge Lorenzo at this year's Race of Champions, with organisers announcing the groups for both the individual and Nations Cup events next weekend.

Vettel, Lorenzo and motorcycle legend Mick Doohan will all compete in Group C, with a Thailand finalist set to join them in Sunday's individual event. A range of motorsport stars make up the following groups, including current ROC Champion of Champions Sébastien Ogier, IndyCar Champion Ryan Hunter-Reay and Michael Schumacher.

The individual Race of Champions groups:

Group A
Sébastien Ogier (WRC star and reigning ROC ‘Champion of Champions’)
Jamie Whincup (V8 Supercar Champion 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008)
David Coulthard (13 Formula 1 Grand Prix victories)
Benito Guerra (Production World Rally Champion 2012)

Group B
Tom Kristensen (eight-time Le Mans 24-Hour race winner)
Andy Priaulx (three-time World Touring Car Champion)
ROC Asia 1 (top non-Thailand competitor from ROC Asia)
ROC Thailand 1 (winner of ROC Thailand)

Group C
Sebastian Vettel (Formula 1 World Champion 2012, 2011, 2010)
Jorge Lorenzo (MotoGP World Champion 2012, 2010)
Mick Doohan (five-time 500cc MotoGP World Champion)
ROC Thailand 2 (runner-up from ROC Thailand)

Group D
Michael Schumacher (seven-time Formula 1 World Champion)
Ryan Hunter-Reay (IndyCar Series Champion 2012)
ROC Asia 2 (second-placed non-Thailand competitor from ROC Asia)
Romain Grosjean (three Formula 1 podiums in 2012)

For the Nations Cup on Saturday, France, Great Britain, Americas and All Stars will form Group A, while Germany, Thailand, Australia and Asia make up Group B.

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