GORDON SHEDDEN TO CELEBRATE THIRD BTCC TITLE WITH THE FANS AT AUTOSPORT INTERNATIONAL 2017

Recently crowned triple BTCC (British Touring Car Championship) champion Gordon Shedden is set to celebrate his landmark 2016 Championship win with the legion of motorsport fans at Autosport International at the NEC in Birmingham between 12-15* January 2017.

In what proved to be one of the most entertaining and closely fought seasons in living memory, the Scottish driver overcame a points deficit to BMW’s Sam Tordoff in the latter half of the 2016 BTCC season before clinching his third championship title in the last race of the season at Brands Hatch. In doing so, Shedden not only became a three-time champion, but he also became the first man to successfully defend his crown since Fabrizio Giovanardi in 2008.

Joining the Halfords Yuasa Honda racer at the show, will be fellow BTCC drivers Matt Neal, Colin Turkington and Andrew Jordan. Between them, the four drivers have amassed nine BTCC championships and fans attending Autosport International will have the chance to hear first-hand accounts from the drivers about the season just past…and their predictions for 2017.

The four drivers will be on hand at autograph signing sessions** throughout the Autosport International weekend to offer expectant fans the chance to meet their heroes face to face. Gordon Shedden will also thrill fans with selected guest appearances within the loud 5,000 seater Live Action Arena during Saturday (14th) and Sunday (15th). The three-time BTCC champion is set to wow audiences with epic manoeuvres at Autosport International’s popular indoor arena.

To mark this exciting occasion, Autosport International is giving fans the chance to win one of three pairs of Standard tickets to the showpiece event in January. To be in with a chance of winning, simply visit www.autosportinternational.com and find the hidden picture of Shedden using the hashtag: #FindFlash.

If you can #FindFlash, send a screenshot to Autosport International on Twitter (@autosport_show) or Instagram (autosport_international). The winners will be chosen at random and each winner will receive two Standard tickets to Autosport International at the NEC Birmingham on Sunday 15 January 2017. Terms and conditions apply.

Other local and international guests will be announced in the coming months, while Autosport International will also feature exclusive displays spanning karting to Formula One and exhilarating shows in the Live Action Arena. Under the same roof, the Performance Car Show in association with Autocar and PistonHeads.com will host the latest supercars and high-performance fan favourites.

Autosport International is spread over nine halls of the Birmingham NEC and is packed with racing cars, live action and much more.

Stay up to date with all of the latest news from the show and further ticket information on: www.autosportinternational.com