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Schumacher set to star in Race of Champions. 27 Jul 2004

Race winner Michael Schumacher (GER) Ferrari in the post race press conference.
Formula One World Championship, Rd12, German Grand Prix, Race Day, Hockenheim, Germany, 25 July 2004

Michael Schumacher will have another chance to prove that he is the greatest driver ever to race - when he takes place in the Race of Champions event in December.

The six-times Formula One World Champion will be competing against stars from many other motorsport disciplines, including current World Rally Championship leader Sébastian Loeb. This year the event will move from its traditional home on the Canary Islands to the Stade de France in Paris where a special 1km long figure of eight course will be laid out. Other Formula One stars to have previously taken part in ROC include Fernando Alonso, Cristiano da Matta, Olivier Panis and Nick Heidfeld.

"We are thrilled that Michael Schuamcher has accepted our invitation to compete," said Michele Mouton, the former rally star and one of the event's organisers, "the world's most talented rally drivers will not want to be beaten by a circuit racer, even if he is a six-times World Champion."

"I am really looking forward to competing in The Race Of Champions for the first time," said Schumacher, "I have seen it on TV before and it looks like a lot of fun."