The Ricoh Arena has today launched a campaign to bring a major international motor sport event to the Midlands.
Voting has opened for people across the globe to choose the location for the 2014 Race Of Champions – and the Ricoh Arena is the only UK venue on the nine-strong list.
The Race Of Champions is the only event where the world’s best racing and rally drivers from Formula 1, the World Rally Championships, Le Mans, MotoGP, NASCAR, IndyCar, Touring Cars and the X Games compete against each in identical cars.
Wembley hosted the event in 2007 and 2008 and this year the shortlist includes the Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Stade de France, Paris, France; Doha, Qatar; Bushy Park Circuit, Barbados; Friends Arena, Stockholm, Sweden; Commerzbank Arena, Frankfurt, Germany; Mercedes-Benz Arena, Stuttgart, Germany, and the Circuit of The Americas, Austin, USA, as well as the Ricoh Arena.
A “Fan Vote” has now been launched to find out where people want to see the Race Of Champions take place in 2014 to decide the winning venue. To vote, please visit http://www.raceofchampions.com/voteforvenue