Monday Dec 05, 2011

Sébastien Ogier crowned Champion of Champions

Race Of Champions 2011 - Replay
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Sébastien Ogier delivered a thrilling performance to eclipse 15 fellow superstars of motor sport and win the Race Of Champions on a packed afternoon of competition at Düsseldorf’s ESPRIT arena.

Ogier, who took five wins in this year’s World Rally Championship, overcame Le Mans legend Tom Kristensen in the best-of-three Grand Final on the ROC parallel track to earn the title of Champion of Champions at his very first attempt.
"I’m so happy," said Ogier. "It was a very nice weekend and it was already great to be in the final at my first time. There are a lot of cars to learn here and the track as well. But I didn’t do too badly and I pushed hard all the way. Tom is a really good driver but to win this race is amazing."

Following Team Germany’s win in the ROC Nations Cup, the Race Of Champions pitted 16 of the biggest names in motor sport against each other in head-to-head combat in a variety of different cars.

Kristensen reached the Grand Final with a stunning victory over seven-time F1 world champion Michael Schumacher by less than two hundredths of a second. Ogier prevailed over DTM champion Martin Tomczyk in the other semi-final.
“Sébastien is a very deserved winner," said Kristensen. "He had the edge on cold tyres, especially in the ROC car. But beating both Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher was a really big achievement for me today, particularly in Germany. It’s almost better than Christmas!”

Talking about his victory, Sébastien Ogier said, “I’m so happy. It was a very nice weekend. Tom is a really good driver but to win this race at the first attempt is amazing. There are a lot of new cars to learn here plus the track as well. But I pushed hard all the way and I didn’t do too badly. I had a lot of fun out there though I want to congratulate Jan Kopecký for a nice race in the Skoda, which I’ll be driving next year. I was very proud to be invited to the Race Of Champions. It’s very nice to do it and to have the chance to meet all these great drivers. It’s a good party and a happy end to the year.”

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  • manoharboss
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 17:03
    bye guys
  • molino
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 17:02
    still going lol
  • AsconaA
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 17:00
    see you next year www.nimex-motorsport.de
  • molino
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:58
    ogier
  • AsconaA
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:54
    congrats to france WRC Champ Loeb and ROC Champ ougier
  • f.godoy_1230
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:52
    yeah !!!
  • Måns Nordell
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:52
    yes 1,07xx
  • manoharboss
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:51
    he set fastest????
  • Måns Nordell
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:50
    Ekström fastest lap!!
  • AsconaA
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:50
    missing the fastes time from the drivers in the differnt cars for a history
  • molino
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:49
    it wasnt a lag....
  • manoharboss
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:48
    coz i got that after 10seconds... damn lag
  • manoharboss
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:47
    u said on sponcers first?
  • AsconaA
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:46
    it`s about always money
  • manoharboss
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:46
    those who wanna chat or play Dirt3 now? join on facebook :D
  • molino
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:46
    good for volks
  • manoharboss
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:46
    cyu guys next year :)
  • manoharboss
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:45
    hahaha
  • molino
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:45
    he didnt want to attend
  • janksvk
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:44
    yes
  • manoharboss
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:44
    i was thinking about Ken block!
  • AsconaA
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:44
    rally will win...why not loeb got invited... :-)
  • molino
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:43
    thats it?
  • manoharboss
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:42
    ohh shit..
  • manoharboss
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:42
    TOM is reserved for AUDI .. thats wht i think
  • AsconaA
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:41
    audi is sponsor...what do you think...
  • AsconaA
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:40
    as an respect to the history what the former champs are used to
  • manoharboss
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:40
    now this gets personal with AUDI to win..
  • manoharboss
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:39
    yeah smile on michael's face.. as tom lost? :D
  • AsconaA
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:39
    or maybee heyer in an capri or escort vs sabine scmitz in an porsche
  • manoharboss
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:37
    thnk god there is another race huh!
  • AsconaA
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:36
    maybee next year the should use historic cars too 30 years up this could a challange between old and young drivers..for ex ..röhrl in an s1 and loeb in an citroen
  • manoharboss
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:36
    never saw that slide.. very cool!
  • molino
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:36
    ... no
  • manoharboss
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:35
    ogier jump start?
  • manoharboss
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:33
    m still sad how Vettel got beaten by michael in this boggie :(
  • molino
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:32
    i fancy kris in the buggy tho
  • AsconaA
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:31
    but it might be interesting which driver got the best time in the different cars....this could be another point of apperiance
  • VecR0
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:30
    best 2011 driver
  • molino
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:29
    its roman...
  • AsconaA
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:27
    the best will winn as always
  • Måns Nordell
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:26
    go go Denmark!
  • Fixou
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:26
    nice
  • VecR0
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:26
    scandinavia!
  • manoharboss
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:25
    thats wht i am talking about :D
  • f.godoy_1230
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:25
    in your face shumi!
  • Desiree Vie
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:25
    damn
  • manoharboss
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:25
    Helll yeahh!!!!!
  • Desiree Vie
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:24
    full screen time
  • manoharboss
    Sunday Dec 04, 2011 at 16:24
    Vie is mad for michael :)

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