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Race like a champion with the Race of Champions smartphone app

Wed, 28 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0700

The winter months bring a lull to motorsports. Many of the series champions are wrapped up. Luckily, that gives drivers time to compete in the yearly Race of Champions.

Of course, we'll never be able to participate, and you probably won't either. But with the new app for iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones, we can get a bit closer.

The Race of Champions is an annual event that brings past champions from all disciplines of motorsport to compete in equal machines, on a common ground. The first day of the two-day event sees drivers pair up for the Nations Cup before the individual Race of Champions the following day.

Event organizers have agreed to copublish a racing game with software specialist Invictus, which has more than 10 years of experience working with companies such as Activision, Codemasters and Disney.

The game debuts in the second half of October and features tracks and cars from several editions of the Race of Champions, with both tarmac and off-road racing. The development team got input from event co-founder and rally legend Mich

By Jake Lingeman