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Draw for RoC announced

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13/12/2008

The draw for tomorrow's first round of the Race of Champions heats has been made at Wembley Stadium, revealing the first match-ups of the event.

The 16 ROC drivers will face off against each other in a knock-out competition to find out who is the 'Champion of Champions' tomorrow (Sunday, Dec 14).

The opening round heats will be as follows:

Gareth MacHale v David Coulthard

Adam Carroll v Mattias Ekstrom

Tom Kristensen v Michael Schumacher

Jason Plato v Andy Priaulx

Tanner Foust v Jenson Button

Troy Bayliss v Sebastian Vettel

Jaime Alguersuari v Carl Edwards

Yvan Muller v Sebastien Loeb

Eight times Le Mans winner Kristensen drew seven times Formula 1 World Champion in one of the tastiest races of the first round, while new boy Adam Carroll drew reigning ROC champion, Mattias Ekstrom.

There are a couple of inter-nation ties in the first round, with BTCC ace Jason Plato squaring up against three times World Touring Car Champion, Andy Priaulx. Meanwhile, the two Team France team-mates, Muller and Loeb, will face off too.

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