Two-time FIA World Champion Petter Solberg, is set to thrill the crowds in the Live Action Arena at next year’s Autosport International, as the World Rally and Rallycross legend confirms his attendance at Europe’s premier pre-season motorsport show, for the second year running.
After performing a series of nail-biting stunts at 2015’s event, Solberg is set to return even bigger and better than last year to the UK’s largest indoor racetrack to thrill crowds inside the 5,000-seater arena. Often just centimetres from the barriers, Petter will give fans the chance to witness a masterclass in precision car control and tyre-smoking drifts.
Petter Solberg said: “I’m really looking forward to returning to Autosport International and the Live Action Arena next year as there is always such a fantastic atmosphere. It’s a great opportunity to meet fans of World Rallycross and Rallying and see first-hand the enthusiasm they have for this action-packed series.”
The Norwegian, who is currently leading the FIA World RX Championship, is the first person to win two FIA world titles (World Rally Championship, 2003 and World Rallycross, 2014). Petter holds a commanding 35-point lead in this year’s FIA World Rallycross Championship, after winning three rounds and taking seven podiums out of ten events with his PSRX team. Ian France, Autosport International show director, said: “Petter first attended the event in 2004 when he had just been crowned World Rally Champion and it’s great honour to welcome him here again in the show’s 26th year. His world-class driving ability and precision is astounding and those fans attending the Live Action Arena in 2016 are in for a treat from start to finish.”
Autosport International brings together a fantastic collection of cars featuring in the world’s top motorsport series such as Formula One, the British Touring Car Championship, World Rally Championship, the World Endurance Championship and so much more. Running alongside Autosport International is the Performance Car Show. With all-new displays planned, it promises to be one of the best yet, showcasing a broad spectrum of high performance cars from the much-loved hot hatch right up to the most exclusive and exotic hypercars.
In addition to Petter Solberg’s adrenalin-filled driving displays, each one-hour Live Action Arena session will entertain crowds with a diverse schedule of record-breaking stunts, live interviews, drifting, supercar driving routines and wheel-to-wheel indoor races. Autosport International 2016 will be held at the Birmingham NEC on 14-17 January 2016. Log on to www.autosportinternational.com to get your Live Action Arena ticket in what promises to be one of the most entertaining and action-packed motorsport events of the year.