Karting To Have Big Presence At Autosport International

by Simon Paice

Autosport International will once again showcase the strength of karting and its role in world motorsport in 2013, at Birmingham’s NEC on 10-13 January.

For the second year running, the show will feature a dedicated Karting Pavilion, Within this, the association of British Karting Clubs and the British Kart Industry Association will be represented, as well as a host of karting constructors and suppliers.

They will be joined by  the organising bodies of Formula Kart Stars, Super One Series, British Superkart Association and British Historic Kart Club.

Formula Kart Stars’ presence will include tributes to Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna, with old race karts and F1 cars of theirs on show. It will also host the Karting Stage oance again.

“We are delighted to once again be exhibiting at the Autosport Show in 2013, and proud to once again be asked to host the Karting Stage on our stand,” said Formula Kart Stars director Carolynn Hoy. “This year promises to be something special, the stand will be centred around the theme ‘From Karts to Cars’.

“The stand will play host to a number of karts raced by former F1 World Champions, along with their more recent F1 cars. Along with this we will build on our impressive guest list of stars on stage, hosted by Alan Hyde and Henry Beaudette, present our awards to our champions from 2012, and importantly announce our exciting new plans for 2013.”

The annual Autosport International Charity Karting Challenge will take place on the Friday, with the event, hosted by Johnny Herbert, paying tribute to Dan Wheldon. One of his trophies has been donated by his family as a prize, while the three-hour race will raise funds for The Alzheimer’s Society.

Over the public days, CLUB100 will then once again offer visitors to sample the sport themselves with arrive and drive sessions available aboard 115cc karts on the karting track.

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