Richard Mille watch sponsor and official Timekeeper at The Race Of Champions 2009

Beijing - November 2-4 2009

The Watch Quote™ - October 2nd, 2009

Richard Mille will be the major sponsor and official timekeeper at the Race of Champions 2009, November 2-4, which takes place immediately after the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix.

The Race of Champions 2009 will be the first international sports event to take place in China’s national stadium since the 2008 Olympic Games.

The 2009 event, which moves from Wembley after a two-year run at England’s national stadium and three years at the Stade de France in Paris, will be staged over three days to offer spectators a more extensive driver line-up, plus the possibility of more competitors and teams than ever before.

The Richard Mille logo will be visible on the backdrops in areas like the drivers lounge, car changing area, press conference room, podium, website and on international TV broadcasts.

In 2008, the Race of Champions attracted some of the most successful drivers ever, from Formula 1 (Michael Schumacher), World Rallying (Sebastien Loeb), Le Mans 24 Hours (Tom Kristensen), and World Touring Cars (Andy Priaulx), as well as Formula 1 race winners Jenson Button, David Coulthard, Sebastian Vettel and the Triple World Superbike Champion Troy Bayliss.

In 2009, the Race of Champions will bring together great champions of motorsport like Michael Schumacher, Sebastien Vettel (Formula 1’s Red Bull Racing team), current Championship Leader Jenson Button (Formula 1’s Brawn GP team), Mattias Ekstrom (DTM) and Tom Kristensen (DTM and 24 Hours Le Mans), Mikko Hirvonen (WRC); current Championship Leader from the world of rally and Andy Priaulx (WTCC 3-Time Champion).

Richard Mille, who is a keen motor racing enthusiast, is delighted to be associated with this event.