Media Release: Get On Track With ZipKart World Champions at Autosport International

Silverstone, Northamptonshire – Monday, November 22, 2010; ZipKart, arguably the most successful British kart manufacturers, will once again have a presence at Autosport International, held at the NEC Birmingham from 13-16 January 2011, offering expert advice to young racing hopefuls looking to take the first step on the karting ladder.

Boasting over 46 years of World Champion pedigree experience, ZipKart should be your first pit stop of the 2011 season. Showcasing from the Grand Prix Racewear feature stand, number 6220 in Hall 6, you’ll find everything you need to get on-track. The Zip Bambino, especially developed for five to eight year-olds and used in karting academies across the UK such as Buckmore Park, will be on display with information and unsurpassed personal service to help young drivers get ready for their first racing season. As well as only the best equipment on the market, top karting tutors and the coaching force behind the Zip Young Guns team, and drivers such as Junior World Champion Jake Dennis, will also be on-hand. Sportscar ace Luke Hines, the former British GT and BTCC Production Champion who made a sensational American Le Mans Series GTC class debut in 2010, and Terry Fullerton will be available to explain the benefits of one-to-one tuition. Jake Dennis will also be at the show on Saturday and Sunday. ZipKart founder, the original ‘Karting Guru’, Martin Hines will be in attendance to chat to visitors while the triple World, five-time European and six-time British kart champion will also be available to sign copies of his autobiography, Every Split Second Counts. Martin Hines, otherwise known as Mr Karting, commented: “ZipKart has been a part of Autosport International since the very beginning, even helping to develop a karting presence at the show, and January’s showcase will be no exception. Whether you are an established karter looking for champion success or you want to get started in karting, we’ve got the equipment and expert advice you need.” The adjoining Grand Prix Racewear stand will also offer an array of karting apparel from leading brands such as Alpine Stars, OMP, Puma and Sparco, featuring everything from gloves and nomex racewear, to boots, suits, support crew clothing, and helmets by Arai and Bell. If you can’t make it to Autosport International, simply visit the ZipKart emporium now based at Silverstone Technical Park, Silverstone Circuit, or log onto for all your karting needs. For further Autosport International news and ticket information visit -Ends- Please click on the thumbnails below to download the high-resolution images. For further information on ZipKart, World Champion British kart manufacturers for over 40 years, visit, telephone 01327 855310 or email Media Contact Emma Spearing, Hazel PR Mobile: +44 (0)7736 341828 E-mail:


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