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Prost confirmed for Race of Champions 19 May 2010

Alain Prost (FRA).
Formula One World Championship, Rd 1, Bahrain Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain, Saturday, 13 March 2010 Tom Kristensen (DEN) and Michael Schumacher (GER) in the KTM X-Bow. Race Of Champions, Wembley Stadium, London, England, 14 December 2008. Group photo of the drivers competing in the 2009 Race of Champions event, Bird's Nest stadium, Beijing, China, 3 November 2009. © Race of Champions

Formula One legend Alain Prost will make his Race of Champions (ROC) debut later this year. Prost, who won 51 Grands Prix and four drivers’ titles during his glittering F1 career, will be among the stars appearing at Dusseldorf’s Esprit arena in Germany in November.

The ROC is an annual end-of-season competition that brings together the world's greatest drivers from various motorsport disciplines and pitches them head-to-head in identical machinery. Among the F1 names already confirmed for 2010 are Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher.

"I'm very happy to be able to participate in the Race of Champions at last," said Prost. "In the past the date has always clashed with other commitments, but this year it finally works. It will be an absolute pleasure to race with great drivers from different disciplines and different generations. I'm really looking forward to the experience."

Nicknamed 'The Professor', Prost took his four world championships during the 1980s and early ‘90s. He has recently returned to competitive action in the Andros Trophy ice racing championship in his native France and his two titles in the series show the 55-year-old has lost little of the pace that brought him F1 success.

The 2010 Race of Champions takes place on November 27-28.