Indianapolis 500 winners Juan Pablo Montoya and Tony Kanaan have joined the field of driving greats who will take part in the first Race Of Champions on American soil – inside Miami’s Marlins Park on January 21-22, 2017.Colombia’s Montoya has one of the mightiest collections of silverware in global motor sport, with a roll of honour dating back 20 years.
Maurice Filion, a hockey coach and former general manager for the Quebec Nordiques, has died. Filion, a Montreal native, was with the Nordiques from the team’s very beginning.Montoya has been successful in series all over the world, not least Formula 1 where he competed for six years and took wins in prestigious grands prix including Monaco, Italy, Britain, Germany and Brazil.He has also won twice in the NASCAR Sprint Cup and taken three wins at the 24 Hours of Daytona.Knights are most esteemed here, and a mastery of mounted combat makes the lance weapon of choice, and armour the height of fashion.Women are venerated in Equitaine for their connection with the fabled Lady, who serves as both deity and mysterious power preserving the land.If there is an ultimate military caste, one that has become the reference across generations warriors and soldiers, it must be the Samurai.
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Filion was the president of the Laval University football team, as well as the head of player safety in Quebec’s Junior Major Hockey League (LHJMQ), before officially retiring in 2005.
The LHJMQ trophy for excellence awarded to the leagues’ best GM, was named in Filion’s honour dating back to 2006.
Such a wealth of racing experience will come in useful as he makes his debut at the Race Of Champions, where drivers have to make quick switches between different superfast cars.
Montoya (pictured below) said: “I’m really looking forward to competing in my first Race Of Champions.
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