Renault announces Open Day for UK Motorsport Week

NATIONAL MOTORSPORT WEEK GATHERS SPEED The purpose of National Motorsport Week (8-16 August) is to promote and inspire the excitement of motorsport to new audiences, and to generate more interest, more spectators, more competitors, more jobs, ...

NATIONAL MOTORSPORT WEEK GATHERS SPEED

The purpose of National Motorsport Week (8-16 August) is to promote and inspire the excitement of motorsport to new audiences, and to generate more interest, more spectators, more competitors, more jobs, more marshals and more officials.

The week is an initiative of the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) and the Motorsport Foundation, which generates funds for good causes to develop the UK motorsport industry and the sport.

Motorsport clubs, organisers, participants, marshals and spectators are all gearing up for National Motorsport Week (NMW) 2009 on 8 to 16 August. Motorsport manufacturers are opening their doors to the public, event organisers are making special offers to new fans and motor clubs are going out of their way to encourage newcomers to the sport.

"Fans who enjoy F1 on TV are only experiencing the tip of a vast motorsport iceberg. Every weekend during the season, there are thousands of motorsport events around the UK they could watch live, assist with, compete in, photograph, report on for the media, etc.

"National Motorsport Week is our way of opening people's eyes to the huge range of activities that are available to them ^S the scope is endless!" said Chris Aylett, CEO of the Motorsport Industry Association, the instigators of National Motorsport Week.

ING Renault F1 Team have announced that they will open their doors as part of National Motorsport Week, giving members of the public the unique opportunity of an insight into their world-famous Formula One premises on Wednesday 12 August.

Generally, F1 operations remain secluded from the public view - such visits being reserved for the Renault organisation and team partners. But - in support of National Motorsport Week - the ING Renault F1 Team will open its doors, for one day only, for a special event to remember.

Every visitor will be able to:

:: take a tour of the ING Renault F1's award-winning, CAR (Computational Aerodynamics Research) Centre, exhibition area and auditorium;

:: visit their Heritage and Communication Centre, where Renault Sport cars which made history are on display and be able to get up close to the RE30, RE40, Renault Alpine, Renault 5 turbo, Benetton F1 B195, R25, R26 and a replica of the Renault Type A;

:: enjoy an interactive pit stop and steering wheel starting procedure in the workshop race bays;

:: have a photo taken in the 2009 ING Renault F1 car;

:: watch a presentation and video about the team, in their brand-new underground auditorium, taking an inside look at ING Renault F1 Team and their operations;

:: meet and talk to experienced mechanics, including the team's demo driver, Adam Khan;

:: get behind a wheel and take control in the ING Renault F1 Team simulator;

:: test out their reactions on the ING Renault F1 Team batak machine;

:: display their skills and play on the Scalextric track;

:: see, up close, all the team's famous trophies, awards and memorabilia;

:: visit the ING Renault F1 retail shop to purchase gifts for friends and family.

For the past three eras of F1 racing, Renault's philosophy has never changed: a love of competition, rigorous working methods, total commitment to reliability, and the determination to succeed through innovation. Today, Renault stands on the threshold of another new era.

The adventure continues - come and be a part of it - this exciting experience is not to be missed!

Tickets are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve your place, simply complete the online booking form at www.the-mia.com/Events-Diary

For more information about NMW, please visit www.nationalmotorsportweek.co.uk

For more information about the MIA and the Motorsport Foundation, please visit www.the-mia.com

-credit: mia

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Adam Langley-Khan
Teams Renault F1 Team , Benetton