Jorge Lorenzo signs up for Race of Champions in London


Two-time MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo has become the latest motorsport star to sign up for the Race of Champions at London’s Olympic Stadium in November.

The annual Race of Champions event pits an array of racing personalities from a range of different championships up against each other in a multi-discipline challenge.

Previous champions include Formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean, WRC champions Sebastien Loeb and Sebastien Ogier, and DTM racer Mattias Ekstrom.

This November’s event in London is poised to be one of the biggest ROC events to date with F1 drivers Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo signing up alongside MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi.

Lorenzo has now also joined the roster, confirming earlier this week that he would be taking part.

“This is an exciting year in MotoGP and I can now look forward to rounding it off by taking on the world’s best drivers at the Race Of Champions,” Lorenzo said.

“Of course I don’t underestimate the challenge of racing them at their own game but I’m glad to see Mick Doohan in the field too. We’ll both do our best to remind them that bikers can race on four wheels too.

“I hope the public enjoy it and have fun with all of us. Now all that’s left is for me to work hard over the rest of the MotoGP season to come to London as a triple world champion rather than a double world champion.”

Lorenzo made his Race of Champions debut in Bangkok back in 2012, racing for Team All Stars alongside Le Mans veteran Tom Kristensen. The Dane will be taking part once again in London this year.

The 2015 Race of Champions will take place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on November 20-21.