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2005 Race of Champions
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The 2005 Race of Champions took place on December 3 again at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis.

The individual event was won by Sébastien Loeb after Tom Kristensen crashed out of the final,[1] and the Nations Cup event by Tom Kristensen and Mattias Ekström representing Scandinavia.[2]

Changes from the past included a number of wild card drivers, the use of the Porsche 911 GT3 instead of the Ferrari 360 Modena and the introduction of the Renault Mégane Trophy alongside the Citroën Xsara WRC and now traditional "ROC Buggy" as competition cars.

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ParticipantsEdit

Race of ChampionsEdit

Racing GroupEdit

Eight drivers were randomly selected to compete in a first eliminatory round.

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
 
 
 
 
 
ROC Car
 
 
 
  Heikki Kovalainen1:54.0386
 
 
 
  Bernd Schneider1:57.8659
 
 
 
Renault Mégane Trophy
 
 
 
  Heikki Kovalainen1:47.9089
 
 
 
  Felipe Massa1:48.7390
 
 
 
ROC Car
 
 
 
  Felipe Massa1:53.8102
 
 
 
  Jean Alesi1:54.8608
 
 
 
Renault Mégane Trophy
 
 
 
  Heikki Kovalainen1:46.2349
 
ROC Car
 
  Tom Kristensen1:46.2282
 
  Jeff Gordon2:05.0100
 
ROC Car
 
  Christijan Albers+5s
 
  Jeff Gordon1:56.6810
 
ROC Car
 
  Sébastien Bourdais1:56.9084
 
  Sébastien Bourdais1:54.8757
 
Renault Mégane Trophy
 
  Dan Wheldon1:58.6148
 
  Jeff Gordon2:19.9630
 
ROC Car
 
  Tom Kristensen1:53.6579
 
  Nelson Piquet Jr.1:52.9866
 
ROC Car
 
  Mattias Ekström1:54.2395
 
  Nelson Piquet Jr.1:55.2597
 
ROC Car
 
  Tom Kristensen1:54.7267
 
  David Coulthard1:53.1299
 
 
  Tom Kristensen1:52.7306
 

Rallying GroupEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
Porsche 911 GT3
 
 
  Marcus Grönholm1:56.9406
 
Citroën Xsara WRC
 
  Stéphane Peterhansel1:57.9043
 
  Marcus Grönholm1:54.0491
 
Citroën Xsara WRC
 
  Daniel Sordo1:56.0218
 
  François DuvalDNF
 
Citroën Xsara WRC
 
  Daniel Sordo1:56.2400
 
  Marcus Grönholm1:54.1724
 
Porsche 911 GT3
 
  Sébastien Loeb1:51.7369
 
  Colin McRae1:52.8600
 
Citroën Xsara WRC
 
  Armin Schwarz1:53.2096
 
  Colin McRae1:54.6190
 
Citroën Xsara WRC
 
  Sébastien Loeb1:52.8756
 
  Sébastien Loeb1:53.9708
 
 
  Travis Pastrana2:15.5375
 

FinalEdit

Driver 1 Time 1 Car Driver 2 Time 2
  Tom Kristensen 1:45.7349 Renault Mégane Trophy   Sébastien Loeb 1:45.7349
  Tom Kristensen DNF Citroën Xsara WRC   Sébastien Loeb 2:36.9539

The Nations CupEdit

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  France1
 
 
 
  Team PlayStation France2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Team PlayStation France2
 
 
 
  Great Britain1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Great Britain2
 
 
 
  Germany0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Team PlayStation France0
 
 
 
   Scandinavia2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Brazil1
 
 
 
  USA2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  USA0
 
 
 
   Scandinavia2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Finland0
 
 
 
   Scandinavia2
 
   Scandinavia2
 
 
  Benelux0
 

Preliminary RoundEdit

Team 1 Time 1 Score Team 2 Time 2 Car
   Scandinavia 2-0   Benelux
Tom Kristensen 1:44.6670 Christijan Albers 1:45.9915 Renault Mégane Trophy
Mattias Ekström 1:46.5395 François Duval 1:48.6053 ROC Car

QuarterfinalsEdit

Team 1 Time 1 Score Team 2 Time 2 Car
  France 1-2   Team PlayStation France
Jean Alesi 1:44.4043 Sébastien Bourdais 1:44.0267 Porsche 911 GT3
Sébastien Loeb 1:45.4355 Stéphane Peterhansel 1:47.2582 ROC Car
Jean Alesi 1:45.9329 Sébastien Bourdais 1:45.8009 ROC Car
  Great Britain 2-0   Germany
David Coulthard 1:42.3108 Bernd Schneider 1:43.2584 Renault Mégane Trophy
Colin McRae 1:45.6080 Armin Schwarz 1:46.7458 ROC Car
  Brazil 1-2   United States
Nelson Piquet Jr. 1:45.2953 Jeff Gordon 1:44.0434 Porsche 911 GT3
Felipe Massa 1:44.6443 Travis Pastrana 1:46.0117 ROC Car
Nelson Piquet Jr. 1:45.9035 Jeff Gordon 1:44.6499 ROC Car
  Finland 0-2    Scandinavia
Heikki Kovalainen 1:56.8013 Tom Kristensen 1:45.3118 Renault Mégane Trophy
Marcus Grönholm 1:46.3587 Mattias Ekström 1:43.7845 ROC Car

SemifinalsEdit

Team 1 Time 1 Score Team 2 Time 2 Car
  Team PlayStation France 2-1   Great Britain
Sébastien Bourdais 1:43.4333 David Coulthard 1:43.9026 Porsche 911 GT3
Stéphane Peterhansel 1:52.4131 Colin McRae 1:48.0446 Citroën Xsara WRC
Sébastien Bourdais 1:44.7226 David Coulthard 1:44.7976 ROC Car
  United States 0-2    Scandinavia
Jeff Gordon 1:43.7200 Tom Kristensen 1:43.6386 Renault Mégane Trophy
Travis Pastrana 2:00.0571 (penalty) Mattias Ekström 1:47.4469 Citroën Xsara WRC

FinalEdit

Team 1 Time 1 Score Team 2 Time 2 Car
  Team PlayStation France 0-2    Scandinavia
Sébastien Bourdais 1:44.1617 Tom Kristensen 1:43.6516 Porsche 911 GT3
Stéphane Peterhansel 1:56.3242 Mattias Ekström 1:47.4428 Citroën Xsara WRC

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Loeb wins Race of Champions (with pictures)". 4 December 2005. Retrieved 28 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Ekstrom ready to defend title and honour". Crash.net. 15 December 2007. Retrieved 28 January 2012.

External linksEdit