Nordic team wins Nations Cup within ROC Mexico

The Danish Tom Kristensen and the Swede Johan Kristoffersson claim the title beating the Germans Sebastian Vettel and Mick Schumacher.

Vettal (I) and Kristensen (D) shake hands at the end of the race. AP / R. Blackwell
Vettal (I) and Kristensen (D) shake hands at the end of the race. AP / R. Blackwell

The Nordic team consisting of the Danish Tom Kristensen and the Swede Johan Kristoffersson took pride and was the best among the 10 participating teams to win the title of the Nations Cup of motorsport of the ROC Mexico 2019.

In the Saturday activities of the Race Of Champions (ROC), in the adapted track of the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, the Nordics exceeded in the grand final the German couple of Sebastian Vettel and Mick Schumacher.

Kristensen, nicknamed "Mr. Le Mans", came from behind in his duel against the veteran of Formula 1, Vettel, to take the first point in his favor after two races won and one loss.

The excitement of the grand final increased when Schumacher blasted Kristoffersson 2-0 to settle for a 1-1 draw. In such a way, Kristensen and the son of the legend Michael Schumacher had in their hands the definition of the title.

The Swede took the experience despite the substance of Mick aboard a KMT X-Bow to win two races in a row for a 2-0 between both and 2-1 overall in favor of the Nordics over the Germans.

The now champions left in the semifinals the hosts, the Mexico team, which formed Esteban Gutiérrez and Patricio O'Ward, who were the best placed tricolors.

The Infinitum team formed by Guillermo "Memo" Rojas and Benito Guerra did not pass the first round in Group A, where the teams from Germany and Mexico advanced.

In sector B, Brazilians Helio Castroneves and Lucas di Grassi were the best on the pair of Telcel Mexico, where Daniel Suárez raced, and Team Sim Racing All Stars.

In Group C the best and ultimately the champions were the Danish Tom Kristensen and the Swede Johan Kristoffersson on the pairs of Great Britain and the United States.