|Four of Britainís most talented young single-seater racing drivers are to join forces in aid of the British Heart Foundation for a special charity kart race at the NEC in Birmingham on Friday, 11th January, as part of the world-famous Autosport International show.|
Alexander Sims, who competed in the 2007 Formula Renault UK Championship and also achieved a maiden category race win, will team-up with fellow FRUK drivers for the BP Ultimate Celebrity Kart Challenge.
In the case of Alexanderís Formula Renault UK entry, which will run under the tongue-in-cheek banner of FRUKing Quick, the team will be competing for a top three placing in the race to win a share of the prize fund for one of the UKís most worthwhile charities, the British Heart Foundation. Among the huge names taking part in this yearís event will be Grand Prix winner Johnny Herbert, twotime Indy Car Champion and Indy 500 winner Gil de Ferran, reigning American Le Mans Series Champion and former Le Mans 24 Hours winner Allan McNish and winner of the GT1 category at the 2007 Le Mans 24 Hours, Darren Turner.
The event will be featured on cable and digital satellite channels Men & Motors and Motors TV. Alexander will be taking part in the Celebrity Kart Challenge for the first time and is looking forward to the 2008 event where he aims to help raise as much as possible for the British Heart Foundation. ďEvery racing driver out there will want to win the race outright, thatís in our nature, but the main reason to be involved is helping to support one of the countryís most worthwhile charities. Itís a fantastic event to be involved in; Iím really looking forward to it.Ē
The 2008 Autosport International show will run over four days at the Birmingham NEC, starting with press and trade day on Thursday, 10th January. Trade visitors will continue to have access to the event on Friday, 11th January, the day of the Celebrity Kart Challenge.