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2019 Race of Champions
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The 2019 Race of Champions was the 30th running of the Race of Champions, and took place on 19–20 January 2019 at Foro Sol inside the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico.[1] The competition saw local rally driver, Benito Guerra Jr. take the top spot in the individual category beating Loïc Duval in the final.

The Stadium Super Trucks held their 2018 season finale at the event, racing as a standalone series and fielding trucks for ROC competitors.[2][3] Like ROC, SST used a head-to-head knockout system in which two drivers competed against each other, with the winner advancing to the next round; should a driver lose in the first two rounds, they may proceed if they were the fastest of the defeated drivers as the "Fastest Loser". After three rounds, the final two drivers competed in the final round. Robby Gordon and Matthew Brabham won the weekend's two SST races, the latter also clinching the championship.[4][5]

Contents

ParticipantsEdit

WinnersEdit

Race of Champions Nations' Cup winners Other trophies
Winner Runner-up Nation Drivers
  Benito Guerra Jr.   Loïc Duval    Nordic Johan Kristoffersson
Tom Kristensen
  James Baldwin
(eROC)
  Sebastian Vettel
(ROC Skills Challenge)
  Rubén Garcia Jr.
(ROC Mexico Race 1)
  Abraham Calderón
(ROC Mexico Race 2)
  Robby Gordon
(Stadium Super Trucks Race 1)
  Matthew Brabham
(Stadium Super Trucks Race 2)

Stadium Super Trucks resultsEdit

January 19

Seed Driver 1 Seed Driver 2
Round 1
1   Robby Gordon 10   Apdaly Lopez
2   Blade Hildebrand 9   Jerett Brooks
3   Jeff Hoffman 8   Casey Mears
4   Matthew Brabham 7   Cole Potts
5   Davey Hamilton Jr. 6   Gavin Harlien
Round 2
1   Robby Gordon 3   Jeff Hoffman
2   Blade Hildebrand 4   Matthew Brabham
6   Gavin Harlien 7   Cole Potts
Round 3
1   Robby Gordon 6   Gavin Harlien
4   Matthew Brabham 7   Cole Potts
Final
1   Robby Gordon 4   Matthew Brabham

January 20

Seed Driver 1 Seed Driver 2
Round 1
4   Matthew Brabham 5   Davey Hamilton Jr.
2   Blade Hildebrand 9   Jerett Brooks
3   Jeff Hoffman 8   Casey Mears
1   Robby Gordon 7   Cole Potts
6   Gavin Harlien 10   Apdaly Lopez
Round 2
1   Robby Gordon 7   Cole Potts
2   Blade Hildebrand 3   Jeff Hoffman
4   Matthew Brabham 6   Gavin Harlien
Round 3
1   Robby Gordon 4   Matthew Brabham
3   Jeff Hoffman 7   Cole Potts
Final
3   Jeff Hoffman 4   Matthew Brabham
  • Bold – Won round
  • Italics – Fastest loser
  • Seed set by qualifying times

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ROC Mexico 19–20 January in Foro Sol". Race of Champions. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Stadium Super Trucks join Race of Champions". Racer. 21 December 2018. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  3. ^ Herrero, Dan (23 December 2018). "SST to finish 2018 season at Race Of Champions". Speedcafe. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  4. ^ Nguyen, Justin (21 January 2019). "SST: Brabham secures championship at Race of Champions". Overtake Motorsport. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Brabham wins Stadium Super Trucks title". Speedcafe. 21 January 2019. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  6. ^ a b "F1 legends Vettel and Coulthard to race at ROC Mexico". Race of Champions. 30 October 2018. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Schumacher teams up with Vettel in Race of Champions". Motorsport.com. 20 November 2018. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  8. ^ a b c d "SUAREZ, ROJAS, O'WARD AND GUERRA ARE THE FIRST MEXICAN DRIVERS TO SIGN UP FOR ROC MEXICO". Race of Champions. 14 November 2018. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Notes : O'Ward named to compete in Race of Champions". IndyCar Series. 14 November 2018. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Esteban Gutiérrez correrá en la Race of Champions". lat.motorsport.com. 17 December 2018. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  11. ^ a b "Kristoffersson, Kristensen sign up for RoC Mexico". Motorsport.com. 28 November 2018. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  12. ^ "James Baldwin wins eROC invitational and entry to Race of Champions in Mexico". thecheckeredflag.co.uk. 6 December 2018. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  13. ^ a b "Castroneves and di Grassi pair up for Brazil Race of Champions entry". Autosport.com. 11 December 2018. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  14. ^ a b "Newgarden, Hunter-Reay added to Race of Champions". racer.com. 4 January 2019. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  15. ^ "Gasly to join Vettel at Race Of Champions". F1.com. Retrieved 12 Jan 2019.