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KTM's X-Bow confirmed for ROC

2008-11-12 08:09
KTM’s X-Bow will star in the “Race of Champions”, the crowning finale of the motorsport year.

The event is to be hosted at Wembley Stadium on the 13th and 14th of December.

The minimalist Austrian performance car was launched in the summer of 2008 to attack the British lightweight performance car market, dominated till now by various Caterhams and the Ariel Atom. KTM is renowned for its range of motorcycles - they’re orange and frighteningly expensive.

“The X-Bow is an exciting new sportscar, it looks completely unlike anything else,” explained Fredrik Johnsson, President of Race of Champions organiser, IMP.  “I’m particularly delighted to welcome KTM to our event, as I think being able to actually see the drivers at work in the car will add a new element to The Race of Champions.”

The Race of Champions brings together some of the world’s best drivers for head-to-head motorsport competition on a bespoke track at the wheel of a variety of cars.

Already confirmed for this year’s event are a number of stars from Formula One, the World Touring Car Championship, the World Rally Championship and the World Superbike Championship.  Rumours have not been confirmed that Wembley stadium was chosen for both its vast seating capacity and open roofed configuration – able to accommodated the size of ego’s invited.

Further participants will be announced over the coming weeks. WRC champion Sebastian Loeb and Michael Schumacher are set to rekindle their rivalry at the event.

“This is really an ingenious car concept,” said David Coulthard, one of 2008’s Formula One stars confirmed for the event.  “I think it looks absolutely stunning – I can hardly wait to get behind the wheel in December.”

Mr. Werner Wilhelm, KTM Sportcar CEO, is delighted with the inclusion of X-Bow in this year’s Race of Champions.  “To be a part of this event is a really exciting for KTM and it backs up our company ethos of ‘Ready to Race.’  We are confident that the X-Bow will provide a lot of fun for both drivers and fans!”


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