Lichfield driver joins racing legends in celebrity karting challenge

Adam Christodoulou

Adam Christodoulou

Lichfield racing driver Adam Christodoulou will get the chance to pit his wits against track legends after being invited to take part in a celebrity karting race.

Fresh from his Star Mazda Series title win in 2009, Christodoulou’s 2010 campaign will launch at the Autosport International Show in Birmingham tomorrow (January 15).

The race – which is raising funds fo Malaria No More – will also feature Formula One champion Jenson Button, Allan McNish and Andy Priaulx.

The Lichfield driver said:

“I am thrilled to be invited back to the Autosport International show and for the chance to participate amongst some of the best drivers in the world to raise money and awareness for the Malaria No More organisation.

“The Autosport International Show is the world’s largest motorsports expo and is a great place to meet the public, sponsors, drivers and allt he other petrol heads in the racing world and I’m looking forward to making plenty of noise in the live action arena.”

The Celebrity Karting Challenge is a unique event where members of the public have the opportunity to race with and against some of the best drivers from karting, Formula One, rallying and Le Mans.  Twenty teams, each comprised of four celebrity drivers and two drivers from the public, battle it out for ninety minutes in front of 5,000 fans with the race broadcast on Radio Le Mans.

Christodoulou added:

“I was fortunate enough to be on the team that won the karting event in 2008 and was disappointed at missing the event in 2009 while I was preparing for my season of racing in North America so I am looking forward to this year’s event and racing for the top spot.

“With drivers coming in from all over the world to participate this year’s race is sure to be a thriller as well.”

The event is organised by Racing 4 Charity which was founded by sportscar legend and ex-F1 driver David Brabham and Bill Williams, who leads Racing 4 Charity outside his job as a police officer.

The organisation runs unique events within the motorsport industry to raise money for a variety of UK charities, raising over £300,000 for numerous worthy causes over the past 15 years.

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