Racing driving Adam Christodoulou will be returning to the Autosport International Show on Friday to take part in a celebrity karting challenge to raise money for anti-Malaria projects in Africa. The event will pit him against legendary racing drivers Jenson Button, Andy Priaulx and David Brahha, in a battle for a place on the Autosport podium.
Christodoulou says, « It’s great to be invited back to the show. It’s a great place to meet the public, sponsors, drivers and petrol heads from the racing world! This year I will again be participating in the Celebrity Karting Challenge which will be raising money for Malaria No More, a charity who buy and distribute mosquito nets that help to save lives everyday. »
« Each of the twenty teams on the grid will include six people – four celebrities and two people from the general public. The competitors will be battling it out for 90 minutes to win a place on the podium.
For the past year Adam has been racing Star Mazda cars in America, and in 2009 was crowned champion after a successful debut season. He previously was also the British Formula Renault Champion, something which he has in common with former Formula One World Champion, Lewis Hamilton.
« Two years ago I was lucky enough to be in a team which won this karting event, but unfortunately I had to miss out last year due to my racing commitments in the USA, so this year I look forward to getting back to regaining the top spot. »
Volunteer-run ‘Racing4Charity’ are organising the event, and over the past 15 years have raised over £300,000 for numerous charities through motorsport events. The money will be given to Malaria No More, and for each £5 raised they will be able to buy and deliver a bed net to cover a mother and baby, or two children, for up to five years.
To watch Adam and the other drivers compete, please visit the Autosport International Show on at the NEC in Birmingham this week Friday 15th January. The event starts at 3pm in the 5000 seated grand stand at the show. Other attractions at the world’s biggest motor sport show include Grand Prix simulators, Formula One World Champion Jenson Button and many other events being held in the Live Action Arena.
You can follow Adam’s progress on Twitter at http://twitter.com/adamchristo