STARS AND CHAMPIONS CELEBRATE

A host of motorsport champions, drivers and fans flocked to Birmingham’s NEC today to Autosport International, for their motorsport fix in advance of the 2015 season.

Marking its 25th anniversary and continuing tomorrow, the show is headlined by former-F1 star David Coulthard, 2014 FIA World Endurance Champion Anthony Davidson, FIA World Rallycross Champion Petter Solberg and Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Champion Colin Turkington amongst many others.

A 13-time F1 race winner and part of the BBC F1 broadcast team, David Coulthard has been looking back on the action-packed 2014 season and sharing his views on the season ahead.

“2014 was a massive year for British motorsport with Lewis Hamilton bringing home the Formula 1 world title, and Autosport International is the perfect place to celebrate the year’s successes with the fans,” said Coulthard.

“With so many in attendance there has been a real buzz in the air and I’m looking forward to another big day tomorrow.”

Davidson celebrated his 2014 title with fans, giving an inside scoop on a phenomenal season and officially opening the show with Britain’s most-successful sportscar driver of the modern era, three-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Allan McNish. 

“The support from fans in 2014 was a vital part of what was a truly incredible year and it’s been great to get the opportunity to meet so many of them here at Autosport International. It’s been a fantastic way to start what’s hopefully another successful year in 2015,” Davidson said.

Solberg wowed fans in the Live Action Arena, while other guests included F1 rookie Will Stevens, touring car champions Matt Neal, Andrew Jordan, Gordon Shedden and Rob Huff, Audi sportscar ace Oliver Jarvis and 2014 GP3 Series champion Alex Lynn.

Autosport International hosts exclusive launches and displays spanning every aspect of motorsport across more than 700 exhibitors, as well as a stunning array of high-octane favourites in the motoring’s Performance Car Show presented by Landsail Tyres in association with Autocar and PistonHeads.com. At the 5,000-capacity Live Action Arena, the UKs largest indoor racetrack, fans can attend 70-minute shows packed with live racing, stunts and celebrity appearances. 

Tickets for the final day at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham are available on the door. Advanced adult tickets cost £32, with children’s tickets priced at £21 (children under five years of age go free). 

Notes to editors

Further news from Autosport International can be found here:  http://news.cision.com/autosport-international-2015

Applications for media accreditation have now closed. Media accreditation is available on the day at the discretion of the organiser. Those wishing to be accredited must bring photographic ID and a dated letter on headed paper from their commissioning editor confirming they are covering Autosport International for that publication. Full terms and conditions can be found at  http://www.autosportinternational.com/trade/Content/Media-accreditation-TandCs

For more information or high resolution imagery, please contact a member of the Autosport International Press Office on +44 (0)121 2600119 or email asi-pr@rsm-auto.com.

Tickets are now on sale for the public show, which is held at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, on 10-11 January 2014. Advanced adult tickets cost £32, with children’s tickets priced at £21 (children under five years of age go free). Group tickets are also available. Paddock passes are available from £42, with VIP tickets from £120.

For more ticket information call +44 (0)844 581 1420 or visit  www.autosportinternational.com

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8-11 January 2015NEC Birmingham, UK Featuring every level of motor racing, from karting to Formula 1, the show truly brings together the world of motorsport under one roof. Catering for both professionals and motorsport fans alike, Autosport International incorporates two trade-only days (8 & 9) followed by two Public days (10 & 11) dedicated to motorsport enthusiasts. Autosport International takes place alongside the leading UK exhibition dedicated to enthusiasts of sports and performance cars, the Performance Car Show; giving visitors the ideal place to see the very best high-performance machines in their full glory.

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