Indian drivers win their first ever race at 2012 ROC Asia

India’s very own Narain Karthikeyan and Karun Chandok were declared winners over Japanese drivers Kazuya Oshsima and Takuto Iguchi of Gazoo Team Toyota at the inaugural Race of Champions Asia held in Bangkok. This win is even more outstanding considering the fact that these two Japanese racers were class winners at the 2012 Nurburgring 24 Hours race.

The weather was hot at Bangkok’s Rajamangala Stadium when Chandok and Karthikeyan of Team India topped the group stage with four wins out of six to make it as winners, thus taking the most coveted title.

This win was noteworthy for the fact that both Team India racers had their favorite cars but ended up driving the opposite ones as compared to what they had initially desired. However all’s well that ends well for the duo at their maiden participation in Race of Champions as they go on to participate in ROC Nations Cup along with Team Thailand who qualifies as host nation.

ROC 2012 continued in Bangkok over the weekend with motor sports stars such as Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel along with MotoGP world champions Mick Doohan and Jorge Lo in attendance to regale audiences. For more information, scroll down.

2012 ROC Bangkok Weekend Highlights


Race Of Champions 2012 Highlights


ROC Nations Cup Highlights 2012


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