Race of Champions 2000
Per Eklund has been invited to participate in Race of Champions that will take placet Dec 8-10 on the Gran Canarias. Per was assigned to build the two race cars that will be used for this years race.
You could call Race of the Champions the ending of the motor sport year, where all the great winners are invited to compete against each other. There is a mix of champions such as World Rallycross Champion, European Rallycross Champion as well as Pikes Peak winners. On this years starting list you will find competitors such as Marcus Grönholm, Larry Regland, Tommi Mäkinen, Didier Auriol,Colin McRae, Carlos Sainz, Björn Waldegård, Stig Blomqvist among others.
The Race of Champions is a tandem race, i.e.two drivers compete side by side and the first one to cross the finishing line wins. The drivers use the two cars Per built for the race and lots of parts are waiting in the depot just in case.
There is a great media interest for Race of Champions. Last year the race was shown on television in 171 countries, and the media coverage this year will be about the same. In Sweden the race will be broadcasted by Eurosport.
These are the cars built for "Race of Champions". Due to certain rules and regulations from the race management and sponsors they look a bit different from the way Per´s cars usually do. Immediatelly after the photo session both the cars where transported to the Canaries.
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