Visitors to January’s Autosport International Show at the Birmingham NEC (January 10-13) will have a chance to participate in grassroots motorsport, taking advantage of free passenger rides on offer from the Motor Sports Association (MSA).

The MSA – the governing body for racing in the UK – is staging a special AutoSolo event, held close the packed hall at the centre of the exhibition. Racing against the clock AutoSolo events focus on car control around a specially laid out course.

Hundreds of events are staged through the year by racing and motor clubs open to potential champions starting at age 16 making it one of the most accessible and affordable forms to motorsport – not requiring any special safety gear or car modifications with classes catering for standard production cars.

“As part of our campaign to get more people into all areas of grassroots motor sport, we are delighted to be staging an AutoSolo as an exciting new addition to what’s on offer to those attending Autosport International,” said Colin Hilton, chief executive of the MSA. “AutoSolos are hugely entertaining and an inexpensive way into motor sport for anyone wanting to have fun on four wheels.”

Tickets for the free passenger rides will be available from the Go Motorsport stand at the show.