The original showdown of the best of the best in motorsport is almost upon us. This year, the Espirit Arena in Dusseldorf will play host to the annual Race of Champions with a huge spectrum of talent ready to tussle for the coveted 'Champion of Champions' title.
The ultimate challenge sorts the men from the boys as the greatest drivers from each discipline of motorsport clash on a unique parallel track in full view of thousands of cheering fans.
The driver line-up is a belter this year and includes RoC veterans Michael Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel, Jensen Button and Le Mans marvel Tom Kristensen. Vettel is set to be unstoppable, rounding off a fantastic year as F1 world champion, with what could be his fifth consecutive win in the RoC Nations Cup.
This year will also see a number of new kids on the block including DTM champion Martin Tomczyk, GP2 double champion Romain Grosjean and rally champion Sebastien Ogier. The beauty of the Race of Champions means that no result is certain, and newcomers often possess a hunger to prove they are top of their game.
Cars include the formidable Audi R8 LMS, the Skoda Fabia Super 2000, the KTM X-Bow and, as always, custom ROC cars that allow the drivers to push themselves to the absolute limit.
The Race of Champions will be held on 3 and 4 December. Tickets start at €20 and can be purchased here. For more information, visit the Race of Champions site.