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Michael Schumacher at the 2009 Race of Champions - Click above for high-res image gallery

Every Fall, the Race of Champions stands as the season's final show-down between drivers from a wide variety of motorsport disciplines. But while the last few years have seen DTM champ Mattias Ekstrom and WRC czar Sebastien Loeb alternating for the individual crown, the Nations' Cup has been won the past three years running by the German team of Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel. Against a backdrop of such international domination, it's little wonder that the event is heading back to Germany this year.

Reach way back into RoC history, and you'll discover that the second running of the event (after the Autodrome de Linas-Montlhéry outside Paris in 1988) was held in Deutschland, at nowhere less vaunted a location than the legendary Nürburgring. Since then, it was held in Barcelona and Madrid before moving to Grand Canary Island for over a decade, then back to the Parisian suburbs at the national Stade de France. The race was then held in London's Wembley Stadium before being contested overseas for the first time at the olympic Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing. This year, however, the season-capping event heads back to Europe.

The 23rd Race of Champions will be contested on November 26-27 at the Esprit Arena in Düsseldorf, a 50,000-seat soccer venue, at which the necessary tracks will be constructed. Schumacher and Vettel will be back again to defend Germany's honor in the Nations' Cup as well as challenge for the individual title of Champion of Champions less than two weeks after both finish off the Formula One season in Abu Dhabi. Video and press release after the jump.

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