Motorsport News - Karting
Super One Launches ..
29th December 2008
Biggest Ever Karting Show Stand
The UK’s premier national karting championship will present its biggest ever Karting Show stand in January at Autosport International, 8-11 January 2009 at the NEC Birmingham. The Super One series has been responsible for nurturing some of the UK’s leading motorsport stars since 1983, so if you want to compete at the highest level of national karting, there’s no better place to start.
The Super One showcase at the Karting Show will reflect the heritage of the series and detail previous champions from its inception to the current day, including the cream of British motorsport. Britain’s latest FIA Formula One World Champion, Lewis Hamilton, raced in the series and captured the 1995 Cadet class crown, while fellow top Brit Jenson Button took the TKM title in 1992.
In fact, the Super One series hall of frame reads like a who’s who in British motor racing. Other previous champions and drivers who have progressed through the Super One ranks include Formula One star David Coulthard, who retired from Formula One at the end of 2008, double Le Mans 24-Hour winner Allan McNish, Formula One driver Anthony Davidson, 2008 McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Alexander Sims, and DTM aces Gary Paffett and Paul Di Resta, to name but a few. Visit the Super One stand at the Karting Show to view the remarkable list of champions and find out how you could emulate their success.
Renault Sport’s impressive Race Centre will feature at the centre of the championship’s stand. On one side, karts representing each of the series’ categories will be displayed to provide a useful guide of how to progress through the junior and senior ranks of British karting, for the established star or newcomer alike.
The stand will also demonstrate how karters can progress to single-seater and saloon car racing, with a display of cars to include a Formula Renault 2.0 supplied by 2008 champion team CR Scuderia, a Renaultsport Clio Cup 3 supplied by 2008 champions Team Pyro, Tom Walster’s Renaultsport Clio R3 rally car, a Renaultsport Mégane R26R track day car and the new Renault Mégane Trophy car that will be used in the Eurocup Mégane Trophy, a one-make championship that forms part of the World Series by Renault.
Super One’s Ian Mulliner commented: “We are delighted that Super One will be returning to the Karting Show with its biggest ever showcase. The series has enjoyed a presence at Autosport International pretty much since the show’s inception and it’s thanks to Super One’s long-term supporters, Renault, Elf and Haymarket Exhibitions, that this special showcase is possible. Outside of the racing calendar, Super One considers the Karting Show to be the most significant place to showcase the series.”
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