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Champions Headline Sell-Out Autosport International

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Champions from the motorsport world descended on Birmingham as Autosport International closed with a sell-out day.

Fans flocked to the NEC to see in the start of the new season and to hear from the only man to be World Champion on two and four wheels John Surtees, multiple Le Mans 24 Hours winners and reigning World Endurance Champions Tom Kristensen and Allan McNish, World Rally Champion Petter Solberg and British Touring Car Champions Andrew Jordan, Matt Neal, Jason Plato, Colin Turkington and Gordon Shedden.

Alongside the list of high profile names for the final day of the four-day event was Adrian Sutil, who made his Autosport International debut ahead of his 2014 Formula One season with Sauber.

“It’s been great getting to see British fans, who are so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about motorsport,” said Adrian Sutil. “The show covers all categories and I was impressed by the Live Action Arena, which is a great place to see racing alongside the show’s displays. Being so busy during the year, it’s also been good to catch up with other drivers like Allan McNish and Tom Kristensen ahead of the season.”

Joining Sutil was a host of names and machinery from the world of Formula One, including British rookie Max Chilton, who was confirmed as Marussia‘s second driver in 2014, former driver and Sky Sports F1 presenter Martin Brundle and his commentary partner, David Croft, who also hosted the Live Action Arena.

“It’s been fantastic to have so many champions and distinguished drivers from the world of motorsport at the show,” said Autosport International Show Director, Ian France. “Hosting two F1 drivers and the announcement of Max Chilton’s drive for the season ahead have been major highlights, and we wish all the drivers the very best for the 2014 season.”

Autosport International will return to Birmingham’s NEC on January 8-11 2015.

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