Karting Show at the Heart of Autosport

International 2009 - MSA Karters Go Free

A completely new layout for the world’s biggest motorsport show will see the Karting Show located at the heart of Autosport International 2009, 8-11 January at the NEC, Birmingham. Further to the introduction of a new floorplan, the show is sure to attract a high number of karters with all MSA karting licence holders under 16 to receive free entry.

The new layout will ease visitors’ navigation of Autosport International and see the Karting Show located in Hall 6 adjacent to the popular Historic Hall as well as the National Motorsport area, which attracts thousands of visitors looking to take their first step into motor racing. The Karting Show’s new location will benefit from a steady flow of visitors en route to the 5,500 seater Live Action Arena which will host one show on Thursday 8 January, two on Friday and six performances a day on Saturday and Sunday.

Companies exhibiting within the Karting Show will be able to take advantage of the 28,000 trade buyers and 56,000 motorsport enthusiasts visiting Autosport International. With visitors travelling to the NEC Birmingham from 58 countries, this presents a unique opportunity for manufacturers, championship organisers, circuit operators and retailers to do business on a scale unprecedented in the UK. To further aid that purpose, all Karting Show exhibitors will be given an allocation of free guest tickets for their key existing and prospective customers, so they can make the most of their presence at the show.

Ian France, Show Director for Autosport International, said: “Since its inception 19 years ago, Autosport International has always catered for the karting community, recognising its importance as the foundation of the motorsport industry where the future stars of motorsport are born. Just as Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button attended the show in the past looking for their chance to succeed in the sport, we hope that other talented karters will join us at the NEC Birmingham in January.

“We are pleased to announce a new complimentary ticket promotion available to all MSA karting competition licence holders under 16 and we will also continue to offer complimentary tickets to active competitors in two of the UK's top championships - BRDC Stars of Tomorrow and the Super One Series. Guest invitations will also be available to Karting Show exhibitors to further ensure that karting has the presence it deserves at Autosport International.”