ATS Formula 3 Cup to showcase itself in Essen

Since its maiden edition back in 1968, the Essen Motor Show has taken centre stage in the motor-racing world at the end of every season. Created as international sports car and racing car exhibition, the fair that is annually held in late November, early December, represents the platform for exchange of experience and trend-setting discussions and conversations. In 2008, it features an innovation: the 'Motorsport Arena' in hall 7. Here, the ATS Formula 3 Cup 2008 also will be represented, inter alia with an own stand.

Some 350,000 visitors are expected to attend this year's Essen Motor Show., held from 29th November to 07th December, 2008, at the 'Messe Essen', with the new 'Motorsport-Arena' having been created as special attraction for the motor-racing experts, enthusiasts and sponsors. Motor racing and live acts are supposed to become an additional highlight of the fair. For the first time in the history of the 'Essen Motorshow', an indoor circuit will be the venue of practice sessions, races, stunt shows, taxi rides and test runs.

An action stage equipped with a video wall is available for presentation ceremonies. Here, the successful drivers of the 2008 ATS Formula 3 Cup season will receive their awards and prizes. The Formula 3 presentation ceremony will begin on 06th December, at 16:00hrs. The ten best ATS Formula 3 Cup and ATS Formula 3 Trophy drivers will be presented with their awards and in addition, the 'ZF-auto motor und sport-Juniorpokal' and 'AvD-Speedpokal' winners also will be awarded their trophies.

It goes without saying that the ATS Formula 3 Cup will be represented in the new Motorsport-Arena's pit-lane throughout the entire Essen Motor Show week. Interested parties, drivers and teams as well as representatives of the industry will find their contact of the fastest German single-seater series in garage 14. Information regarding the past season - including media data, TV-coverage times and attendance figures - will be available, there, and the same applies to information regarding the current status of plans for the 2009 season.

40 years ago, the maiden edition of the Essen Motor Show was attended by 57,000 car enthusiasts and today, more than 350,000 visitors are expected to travel to Essen for the event that has gained the reputation to be the most multi-faceted car fair of the world.

On 06th December, 2008, the annual meeting of the German Formula 3 Association also will be held within the scope of the Essen Motor Show.