Jorge Lorenzo signs up for Race of Champions in London

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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.

IndyCar at IMS Friday: How to watch, start times, live streaming info

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With three races remaining in the NTT IndyCar Series season, Scott Dixon has a commanding lead and history on his side entering Friday’s opener of the Harvest GP at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The five-time series champion leads defending champ Josef Newgarden by 72 points.

Since 2014, the points leader with three races left has won the championship in five of the past six years, including Dixon in ’18.

The Chip Ganassi Racing driver has led the championship standings following every round after opening 2020 with three consecutive victories. Dixon also led the points by 78 points with three races remaining when he won the title in 2008.

Dixon, Newgarden, Pato O’Ward, Colton Herta, Will Power, Graham Rahal and Takuma Sato are championship eligible.

Anyone outside 108 points of the lead after Indy will be eliminated heading into the Oct. 25 season finale at St. Petersburg, Florida.

Here is the IndyCar Harvest GP at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course schedule for Friday (all times are ET), including details and start times:


Indianapolis Motor Speedway TV schedule for Friday

IndyCar Harvest GP Race 1: 3:30 p.m., USA Network, NBC Sports Gold and streaming on the NBC Sports App and NBCSports.com); Leigh Diffey is the lead announcer for IndyCar on NBCSN this weekend with analysts Townsend Bell and Paul Tracy.


IndyCar Harvest GP, Race 1 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway start times, information

COMMAND TO START ENGINES: 3:53 p.m.

GREEN FLAG: 4 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is 85 laps (207.35 miles) around Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s a 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course in Indianapolis.

TIRE ALLOTMENT: Nine sets primary, five sets alternate (A 10th set of primary tires is available to any car fielding a rookie.) Teams must use one set of primary and one set of alternate tires in the race.

PUSH TO PASS: 200 seconds of total time with a maximum time of 20 seconds per activation.

FORECAST: According to Wunderground.com, it’s expected to be 57 degrees with a 0% chance of rain at the green flag.

QUALIFYING: 6:20 p.m. Thursday (NBC Sports Gold)

ENTRY LIST: Click here for the 25 drivers racing this weekend at Indianapolis