Sport In Profile UK Issue 17 - Page 13

Autosport International This year’s Autosport International welcomed 95,000 visitors through its doors across the action-packed four-day event, an increase of 12% on last year’s attendance. Day one saw the first ever launch of a top-tier FIA World Championship at the show in its 27-year history. Crowds were treated to unveils of four new 2018 season World Rally Championship (WRC) Cars: the M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC, Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC, Toyota Gazoo Racing Yaris WRC and Citroën Racing C3 WRC. Reigning WRC champion and M-Sport Ford driver, Sébastien Ogier, said: “It was fantastic to launch the new WRC series at Autosport International in front of so many true motorsport enthusiasts. Myself and the rest of the M-Sport team are really looking forward to Rallye Monte- Carlo later this month.” F1 World Champion in 1992 and IndyCar Cart Champion in 1993, Nigel Mansell CBE, underlined why he’s one of the most-loved British racing drivers in history, drawing enormous crowds to the Autosport Stage. Mansell was joined on stage on Saturday by Billy M ȁȁɅq]$Ʌ)Ʌɤѡ䁍a%1dѡ1и])ɔѡչ1Ё 䳊t5͕ͅ)ɍ)ݥѠQɅЁ5ͥ5ѽа5)݅́ѡхȁȁչЁѕѡЁݽݕɽݑ)ѡ1ٔѥɕЁ䵅ѕ))ՅȁQ̸)!ѕ٥a ɽd ɽаѡ1ٔѥɕ)ͼͅ܀9M H]ѽ Mɥ) 1є͡ݍ͔ѡɅɑ)ݕȁ9M Hɥȸɥѥ)Iɽ́ɽ٥ѡɕͥ݅́ѥ̰ݡѡ)ܹѥ(