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A1GP Stars at Autosport International A1GP World Cup of Motorsport fans will get a unique opportunity to meet the stars of the international nation versus nation series this week at Autosport International, the largest motorsport exhibition in...

A1GP Stars at Autosport International

A1GP World Cup of Motorsport fans will get a unique opportunity to meet the stars of the international nation versus nation series this week at Autosport International, the largest motorsport exhibition in the world, at the NEC in Birmingham (10-13 January 2008).

At the centre of the A1GP interactive display stand in Hall 6 will be the stunning red, white and blue car of A1 Team Great Britain, currently lying fourth in the hotly contested championship. There will also be appearances from GBR drivers Robbie Kerr and Oliver Jarvis on the A1GP stand and main Autosport stage on Friday and Saturday morning (see below for details and timings).

Also scheduled to appear on the stand and stage on Friday are A1 Team Ireland driver Adam Carroll and seat holder Mark Gallagher, plus A1 Team Lebanon's Khalil Beschir.

The drivers will be interviewed about the series and the final round of the 10-event calendar at Brands Hatch, Great Britain in May as well as being available for photographs and autograph signings. Big Chris, race track mechanic from the animated children's television show Roary the Racing Car, and a special Scalextric track featuring A1GP cars will also be on the stand.

On Friday afternoon, all four drivers (Kerr, Jarvis, Carroll and Beschir) will be taking part in the BP Ultimate 102 Unleaded Celebrity Kart Challenge in the karting hall at the NEC. The A1GP team is racing to raise money for Cerebra, a charity which funds research on brain conditions, and provides support to parents, carers and professionals. Twenty kart teams will race for one and half hours, under endurance rules and each team will consist of four well known racing drivers or motorsport celebrities, plus two members of public.

The series heads straight from Autosport International to the Southern Hemisphere for A1GP Taupo, New Zealand, marking the fifth round of the 2007/08 season and the first race of the New Year after the winter break. The venue will be the setting for the most important environmental initiative in the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport's short history, as when the series descends on Lake Taupo, it will become the first truly global motorsport body to switch to a 30 per cent biofuel mix.

The A1GP season finale will be held at the legendary Brands Hatch circuit in Kent on 2-4 May 2008 and tickets for the three-day event can be purchased at the show on the A1GP stand (Hall 6, Stand 6355).

A1GP drivers will be appearing on stage at the following times:

Friday 11 January

10.00-10.15 Robbie Kerr - Autosport stage, Hall 7

11.00-11.15 Robbie Kerr & Oliver Jarvis -- Autosport stage, Hall 7

11.30-12.30 Robbie Kerr, Oliver Jarvis, Adam Carroll & Khalil Beschir - A1GP stand, Hall 6

12.45-13.00 Adam Carroll & Mark Gallagher - Autosport stage, Hall 7

13.00-16.30 Robbie Kerr, Oliver Jarvis, Adam Carroll & Khalil Beschir -- Karting Challenge, Hall 4

Saturday 12 January

11.00-12.00 Robbie Kerr & Oliver Jarvis - A1GP stand, Hall 6

12.15-12.30 Robbie Kerr & Oliver Jarvis -- Autosport stage, Hall 7

-credit: a1gp.com

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Series A1GP
Drivers Robbie Kerr , Adam Carroll , Oliver Jarvis , Khalil Beschir