Race of Champions 2008 | CAR Magazine

Race of Champions 2008

Published: 11 November 2008 Updated: 26 January 2015

The KTM X-Bow has been signed up to star in the 2008 Race of Champions. The minimalist trackday special will be one of a number of cars in which competitors will lock horns at the annual motorsport extravaganza at Wembley Stadium on 13-14 December.

The X-Bow open cockpit will, according to RoC organisers Fredrik Johnsson and ex-rally ace Michele Mouton, allow spectators at the adrenalin-fuelled two-day event to see the world’s greatest drivers from Formula 1, World Rallying, World Touring Cars and the Le Mans 24 Hours in full-blooded action.

Reading like a Who’s Who from motorsport’s hall of fame, the line-up includes Michael Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel, Jenson Button, Andy Priaulx, Mark Webber, Troy Bayliss, Sébastien Loeb, Tom Kristensen, Mattias Ekstrom, Carl Edwards, Travis Pastrana and David Coulthard.

‘The KTM is really an ingenious car concept,’ said Coulthard, at the car’s RoC launch. ‘I think it looks absolutely stunning – I can hardly wait to get behind the wheel in December.’ For more details of drivers and ticket availability log on to www.raceofchampions.com

By Ben Whitworth

Contributing editor, sartorial over-achiever, HANS device shirt collars