Michael Schumacher To Race Again At The "2007 Race of Champions"

Race fans around the world will have the chance to see Michael Schumacher in action once again as the organizers of the “Race Of Champions” (ROC) confirmed the participation of the (retired) seven-times F1 World Champion. This year’s ROC will take place at the Wembley Stadium in the UK on December16. The principle in the ROC is quite simple: using identical equipment and track, drivers can prove themselves based on their talent alone. The drivers compete in a series of knockout heats in their own division to determine their class champion. Then, in a shoot-out to determine who is the master of motorsport, the winners go head-to-head in a super final.

Schumacher apart, already announced for the 2007 ROC are F1 drivers David Coulthard and Jenson Button, as well as double FIA World Touring Car Champion Andy Priaulx and 1995 World Rally Champion, Colin McRae. -Continued after the jump

Schumacher took part in the 2004 event at Paris’ Stade de France, where he beat World Rally Champion Sébastien Loeb in a one-off challenge in front of over 62,000 fans, but missed out on the overall title to Renault’s F1-driver Heikki Kovalainen.

“I enjoyed the atmosphere, both with the other drivers and in the stadium where the fans seemed to clearly enjoy themselves,” said Schumacher. “I hope that my participation can help the event organisers raise even more funds and awareness for ICM (the Institute for Cerebral and Medullary Disorders), which I'm one of the founder members of and that The Race of Champions is now supporting for the fourth year."

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