2013 Race of Champions cancelled

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Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel took the Nations Cup for Germany for the sixth consecutive year in 2012. Sadly, the pair will not be able to chase number seven this year.

There's no better way for a motor racing fan to end off the year than to watch the best drivers in the world face it off in the annual Race of Champions, but this year's motorsport calendar will end off on a quiet note as the 2013 event has been cancelled.

The 2013 Race of Champions was set to get underway at the Rajamangala stadium in Bangkok on 14 and 15 December, but organisers have been forced to cancel it due to political upheaval in the Thai capital.

Tens of thousands of protesters have flooded on to Bangkok streets in protests aimed at overthrowing the government of populist Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

The Rajamangala stadium, in a Bangkok suburb, has been used for regular rallies by red-shirted supporters of the prime minister.

On the bright side, race organisers are currently looking at holding the event on another date.

The Race of Champions lines up the best drivers from F1, WRC, MotoGP, Le Mans and IndyCar, pitting them against each other in identical vehicles on a specially-built circuit inside the stadium.

Last year saw Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel take the Nations Cup for Germany for the sixth consecutive year, while Romain Grosjean was crowned Champion of Champions.

Source: Reuters

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