Priaulx, Lopez complete Race of Champions line-up

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Leading touring car drivers Andy Priaulx and Jose Maria Lopez have completed the line-up for next weekend’s Race of Champions in London.

The Race of Champions pits a number of drivers from an array of series up against each other in a multidiscipline challenge, and will take place at London’s former Olympic Stadium on November 20-21.

The likes of Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo, Jorge Lorenzo and Tom Kristensen have already signed up for the event that will see them compete for both national and individual honors.

In a statement issued by the Race of Champions organizers on Friday, Priaulx and Lopez were confirmed as the final two drivers for the event, completing its line-up.

Priaulx is a three-time winner of the FIA World Touring Car Championship, and currently splits his focus between the British Touring Car Championship and endurance series such as ELMS and TUSCC.

“What a great way to end a busy season – joining all my fellow champions in a fun head-to-head battle,” Priaulx said. “Same cars, same track: it will be an epic challenge. I love this event. Fredrik Johnsson and his team put on a great show so I can’t wait to get there and catch up with everyone.”

Lopez has also found success in the WTCC, winning back-to-back titles in 2014 and 2015. However, he is perhaps better known in American racing circles for being one of the planned drivers for the failed US F1 Team that tried to join Formula 1 five years ago.

“This has been another great year for me and this invitation to the Race Of Champions is the perfect way to cap it off,” Lopez said. “This year the pressure was on and the competition with my team-mates was harder than ever so to to win the championship three races early was an amazing result.

“Now I can look forward to racing my fellow champions next week in London. The line-up is amazing with great drivers from all over the world so we now look forward to putting on a great show for the crowds.”

Here is the full driver line-up for the 2015 Race of Champions:

  • Sebastian Vettel, four-time Formula 1 World Champion (Team Germany)
  • Nico Hulkenberg, 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours winner (Team Germany)
  • Tom Kristensen, nine-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner (Team Nordic)
  • Petter Solberg, reigning FIA World Rallycross Champion (Team Nordic)
  • Daniel Ricciardo, three-time Formula 1 grand prix winner (Team Australia)
  • Mick Doohan, five-time 500cc MotoGP World Champion (Team Australia)
  • Felipe Massa, 11-time Formula 1 grand prix winner (Team Brazil)
  • Nelson Piquet Jr, reigning FIA Formula E Champion (Team Brazil)
  • David Coulthard, reigning ROC Champion of Champions (Team Scotland)
  • Susie Wolff, Williams Martini Racing Official Test Driver (Team Scotland)
  • Jorge Lorenzo, double MotoGP World Champion (Team All Stars)
  • Romain Grosjean, 2012 ROC Champion of Champions (Team All Stars)
  • Jolyon Palmer, 2014 GP2 Champion (Team Young Stars)
  • Pascal Wehrlein, 2015 DTM Champion (Team Young Stars)
  • Ryan Hunter-Reay, 2014 Indianapolis 500 Winner (Team Americas)
  • José Maria Lopez, double World Touring Car Champion (Team Americas)
  • Jason Plato, double British Touring Car Champion (Team England 1)
  • Andy Priaulx, triple World Touring Car Champion (Team England 1)
  • Alex Buncombe, 2015 Blancpain Endurance Series Champion (Team England 2)
  • Jenson Button, 2009 Formula 1 World Champion (Team England 2)

IndyCar results, points after Detroit Grand Prix

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DETROIT — Alex Palou topped the results of an NTT IndyCar Series race for the second time this season, extending his championship points lead with his victory in the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix.

The Chip Ganassi Racing driver, who also won the GMR Grand Prix (and the Indy 500 pole position) last month, holds a 51-point lead over teammate Marcus Ericsson (ninth at Detroit) through seven of 17 races this season.

Ganassi, which placed all four of its drivers in the top 10 at Detroit, has three of the top four in the championship standings with Scott Dixon ranked fourth after a fourth at Detroit.

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Indy 500 winner Josef Newgarden is third in the standings after taking a 10th at Detroit. Pato O’Ward slipped to fifth in the points after crashing and finishing 26th

Here are the IndyCar results and points standings after the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix:


RESULTS

Click here for the official box score from the 100-lap race on a nine-turn, 1.645-mile street course in downtown Detroit.

Lap leader summary

Full lap chart

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Full section data

Event summary

Pit stop summary

Here is the finishing order in the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix with starting position in parentheses, driver, engine, laps completed and reason out (if any):

1. (1) Alex Palou, Honda, 100, Running
2. (7) Will Power, Chevrolet, 100, Running
3. (9) Felix Rosenqvist, Chevrolet, 100, Running
4. (4) Scott Dixon, Honda, 100, Running
5. (13) Alexander Rossi, Chevrolet, 100, Running
6. (12) Kyle Kirkwood, Honda, 100, Running
7. (2) Scott McLaughlin, Chevrolet, 100, Running
8. (11) Marcus Armstrong, Honda, 100, Running
9. (6) Marcus Ericsson, Honda, 100, Running
10. (5) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 100, Running
11. (24) Colton Herta, Honda, 100, Running
12. (17) Devlin DeFrancesco, Honda, 100, Running
13. (8) Simon Pagenaud, Honda, 100, Running
14. (20) Agustin Canapino, Chevrolet, 100, Running
15. (15) Conor Daly, Chevrolet, 100, Running
16. (18) Christian Lundgaard, Honda, 100, Running
17. (25) Jack Harvey, Honda, 100, Running
18. (14) Rinus VeeKay, Chevrolet, 100, Running
19. (23) Helio Castroneves, Honda, 100, Running
20. (19) Benjamin Pedersen, Chevrolet, 97, Running
21. (22) Santino Ferrucci, Chevrolet, 97, Running
22. (26) Sting Ray Robb, Honda, 97, Running
23. (21) David Malukas, Honda, 85, Contact
24. (3) Romain Grosjean, Honda, 80, Contact
25. (27) Graham Rahal, Honda, 50, Contact
26. (10) Pato O’Ward, Chevrolet, 41, Contact
27. (16) Callum Ilott, Chevrolet, 1, Contact

Winner’s average speed: 80.922 mph; Time of Race: 02:01:58.1171; Margin of victory: 1.1843 seconds; Cautions: 7 for 32 laps; Lead changes: 10 among seven drivers. Lap Leaders: Palou 1-28; Power 29-33; O’Ward 34; Palou 35-55; Power 56-64; Palou 65; Rossi 66; Newgarden 67-68; Kirkwood 69; Ericsson 70-76; Palou 77-100.


POINTS

Click here for the points tally in the race.

Here are the points standings after the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix:

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Pit stop performance

Top 10 in points: Palou 273, Ericsson 222, Newgarden 203, Dixon 194, O’Ward 191, Rossi 176, McLaughlin 175, Power 172, Herta 149, Rosenqvist 148.

Rest of the standings: Grosjean 145, Kirkwood 142, Lundgaard 136, Ilott 116, VeeKay 108, Ferrucci 105, Armstrong 101, Rahal 99, Malukas 91, Daly 88, DeFrancesco 81, Castroneves 80, Harvey 78, Canapino 77, Pagenaud 72, Pedersen 61, Robb 55, Takuma Sato 37, Ed Carpenter 27, Ryan Hunter-Reay 20, Tony Kanaan 18, Marco Andretti 13, RC Enerson 5, Katherine Legge 5.

Next race: IndyCar will head to Road America for the Sonsio Grand Prix, which will take place June 18 with coverage starting at 1 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock.