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SEPTEMBER 19, 2006

Button to compete in the Race of Champions

Jenson Button is to take part in the Race of Champions, scheduled to take place on December 16 at the Stade de France in Paris. Button will represent England while regular RoC name David Coulthard will once again be present, representing Scotland alongside rallying star Colin McRae.

Others who are already confirmed are RoC Champion Sebastien Loeb (France) and the winner of the competition in 2004 Heikki Kovalainen (Finland). The field will also include Denmark's multiple Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen, Sweden's Mattias Ekstrom plus NASCAR star Jimmie Johnson and biker-turned-rally driver Travis Pastrana. More names will be announced soon.

Race of Champions organiser Fredrik Johnsson was in Monza recently talking to F1 stars and will no doubt be hoping to get Michael Schumacher or Fernando Alonso along to the contest.