Jack Leslie  |    |   0  |  7 November 2016

Indy 500 winner Alexander Rossi joins Race of Champions line-up

2016 Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi has joined the driver line-up for next January’s Race of Champions in Miami.

The IndyCar driver has been confirmed alongside Red Bull Global Rallycross champion and former Formula 1 driver Scott Speed.

Rossi claimed victory at the 100th running of the Indy 500 at his first attempt, driving for Andretti-Herta.

The American finished 11th in this year’s IndyCar standings, after his Indy 500 win and five further top 10 finishes. He picked up Rookie of the Year for 2016.

He joins fellow Indy 500 winners Tony Kanaan, Juan-Pablo Montoya and Ryan Hunter-Reay on the driver line-up, alongside NASCAR champion Kurt Busch and GRC champion Speed.

Other racers already confirmed include four-time F1 champion Sebastian Vettel, F1 race winner Felipe Massa, World Rallycross champion Petter Solberg and Le Mans legend Tom Kristensen.

This year’s Race of Champions takes place in Miami, USA, from the 21-22 January 2017.

“I’m honoured to be invited to race in this year’s Race Of Champions,” Rossi said. “ROC is so well respected in motor sport, bringing together the best drivers from around the world and across every series.

“This international event is always ultra-competitive and I’m looking forward to the competition and the very first US race venue in Miami.

“It will also be great to race with my Andretti Autosport team-mate, Ryan Hunter-Reay. I can assure you, neither of us will be holding back.”

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