Pastrana and Foust line up for ROC

American rallying and X Games legend Travis Pastrana will team up with Drifting champion Tanner Foust to present the USA in this year's Race of Champions in Beijing on 3-4 November

Pastrana and Foust line up for ROC

Foust deputised for Pastrana in last year's event when the latter picked up an injury on the eve of the Wembley showdown.

"I was bummed to miss out on the Race of Champions when I got hurt last year," said Pastrana, who will be contesting his third ROC after racing in the 2003 and 2007 events. "Tanner stood in at the last minute and did a great job but it was always going to be tough when doing it for the first time.

"Tanner has been a fierce competitor of mine for years. He's great under pressure and a short course specialist. This year is going to be a lot of fun."

Foust beat current Formula 1 championship leader Jenson Button in one of the event's heats last year before being eliminated by David Coulthard.

"Last year I had a great time driving with some of my all-time driving heros," said Foust. "This year the course is new for everyone so the playing field is even, and driving alongside Travis, a proven ROC threat and undeniably the most competitive human on the planet, is going to be a blast."

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