F1 stars flock to Karting Show stage

The Karting Show at Autosport International is revving up to open its doors at the NEC from 10-13 January 2008. A stand alone show within the world's biggest motorsport show, the Karting Show is set to attract some of the biggest names from the ...

The Karting Show at Autosport International is revving up to open its doors at the NEC from 10-13 January 2008. A stand alone show within the world's biggest motorsport show, the Karting Show is set to attract some of the biggest names from the highest echelons of the sport including British Formula One stars Jenson Button and David Coulthard, not to mention the cream of UK karters.

Voice of the BTCC and talkSPORT, Alan Hyde makes a welcome return to host the Karting Show Stage, live throughout all four days at the premier Birmingham venue. A host of stars are already lined up, to help encourage more people into karting, alongside an impressive gathering of 2007 karting champions.

In previous years the stage has not only hosted karting stars of all ages, but also a plethora of international motorsport celebrities enjoying the relaxed and informal atmosphere while adding a great deal of banter to the proceedings.

Honda Racing F1 team star Button will be welcomed to the Karting Stage on Saturday alongside Red Bull Racing's David Coulthard and Mark Webber. Triple WTCC Champion Andy Priaulx, 2007 American Le Mans Series Champion Allan McNish, British fans' Formula One favourite Johnny Herbert, and ITVF1's Mark Blundell will all be appearing on Sunday.

Autosport International opens to the public on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 January, filling 10 halls of the NEC, Birmingham, to form the world's biggest motorsport show. Avoid the queues and book online at www.autosport-international.com or by phoning the ticket hotline on 0870 040 0396. Tickets are 28.00 GBP per adult including entry to the 55-minute adrenaline-pumping Live Action Arena; children's (5 -- 15 years) tickets are 18.50 GBP.

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Series Charity , Formula 1
Drivers Jenson Button , David Coulthard , Andy Priaulx , Allan McNish , Mark Blundell
Teams Red Bull Racing