Formula One drivers David Coulthard, Christian Klien, Vitantonio Liuzzi and Robert Doornbos are the latest top names from the world of motorsport who are rolling up to the NEC, Birmingham, from 12-15 January for Autosport International, the...
Formula One drivers David Coulthard, Christian Klien, Vitantonio Liuzzi and Robert Doornbos are the latest top names from the world of motorsport who are rolling up to the NEC, Birmingham, from 12-15 January for Autosport International, the greatest motorsport show on earth. And they are not just coming for a walkabout - this will be a once in a lifetime chance to challenge celebrities on the Karting Oxford indoor track.
The newly confirmed Red Bull drivers for 2006 will be giving the new Red Bull Track Attack, to be launched at the show, their full support. David Coulthard will be at the show on Saturday afternoon, and then attending the 100 Years of Grand Prix Racing Dinner on Saturday night and David will be back officially to open the show at 9.00am on Sunday 15 January.
The Autosport International show will launch the Red Bull Track Attack, giving an opportunity for early qualifiers when the competition is launched at the Red Bull Energy Station, located next to the F1 Racing Gallery. What's more, 10 lucky people will be able to pit their wits in a 'just for fun' karting contest at the show on Saturday afternoon
Liuzzi will be at the show on Thursday 12 January while Christian Horner, Red Bull Racing's Sporting Director, will meet fans on Saturday 14 January along with Coulthard. Here you have three karting supremos.
Liuzzi was FIA World Karting Champion in 2001; DC spent four years in karting, winning his first Scottish Junior Karting Championship at the age of 12 before scooping the Open in Junior and Seniors; and Christian Horner began his racing career in karts at just 13. Austrian Christian Klien, who also started his career in karting in 1996 and Robert Doornbos will be at the show on Sunday 15 January.
The Red Bull Track Attack is aimed at speed freaks who think they've got the skills and stamina to get behind the wheel of a kart and battle it out against hundreds of other budding drivers. Between January and March 2006 the search will be on for the UK's best karter with qualifiers to be held at tracks across the country.
The best of the best will then go head to head with some of the top names in Formula One at a grand finale next May. The final, which is expected to attract thousands of spectators, will be held in a major city centre on a specially designed road track.
The competition is open to absolutely anyone over the age of 16, except professional drivers. You don't even need your own kart, just the determination and drive to beat off the competition. So if you believe you can pick up the Red Bull gauntlet make sure you enter the Red Bull Track Attack at Autosport International.