Motorsport World Gearing Up For Autosport International


Top motorsport and performance engineering companies from around the Globe will descend on Birmingham this week as the motorsport season kicks off with the annual Autosport International show.

The largest dedicated motorsport trade show in Europe will host approximately 600 companies displaying the latest technology, with the first two days of the four day show, held over 9-12 January, solely for industry attendees.

Attracting companies from over 20 countries, led by 21 exhibitors crossing the ‘pond’ from the USA, almost 100 international exhibitors are expected at the show, including industry leaders such as Brembo S.p.A., Injen Technology, Koni, Ohlins Racing AB and Sandev.

Continuing the international theme, over 60 nations were represented in the 28,000 motorsport professionals at the 2013 show, which generated a show record of £1.07billion worth of new business within the sector.

Among many new projects on show, JRM will unveil a brand new rally programme on Thursday 9 January, signalling the start of a manufacturer partnership and a former World Rally Champion to spearhead the testing and development process. The firm will also display its new 2014-spec Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 racer, the successor of it’s 2013 Blancpain Endurance Series Pro-Am category championship-winning racer.

Trident Sportscars will also be at the show to launch its new Iceni GT3 and GT4 cars, while the new lightweight Zenos E10 sports car will be launched by former Caterham Cars CEO Ansar Ali and COO Mark Edwards.

“It’s always exciting to walk around Autosport International and see so much new technology on display, ranging from individual components to complete race car projects,” said Autosport International Show Director, Ian France. “A lot of that comes from Motorsport Valley and the buoyant British motorsport industry, but having such a large and diverse range of international exhibitors at the show is fantastic. Not only does it provide a great opportunity for our local sector to expand their networks and view the latest technology from around the world, but also highlights the standing in which the industry is held globally.”