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autosport-franchitti17a– Four-time IndyCar Series champion, Dario Franchitti MBE, to join Autosport International line-up
– Three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 will appear on the Autosport Stage on Saturday 14th January 2017
– British racer will also be available to meet fans at signing sessions
– For tickets and further information about Autosport International, which runs from 12th to 15th January*, please visit

Four-time IndyCar Series champion and three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500, Dario Franchitti MBE, has joined the lineup for Autosport International 2017.

The British racer, who was also the winner of the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award in 1992, will be attending the show in Birmingham on Saturday 14th January.

autosport-franchitti17bNot only will fans be able to meet the Scotsman at signing sessions, they will also be able to hear anecdotes about his past exploits on the track when he takes to the Autosport Stage. Franchitti, who now commentates for the FIA Formula E Series, will also be talking in depth about his views on motorsport today and what the future holds.

Dario Franchitti MBE, said: “Autosport International is a great celebration of all aspects of the motorsport industry. I’m looking forward to attending the event next weekend and having the opportunity to meet some of the fans who have been so supportive of my career.”

Kate Woodley, Autosport International show manager, said: “One of the things that makes Autosport International so special is the opportunity for fans to meet and listen to anecdotes from some of their motorsport heroes.

“With such an impressive career, we are sure Franchitti’s interview on the Autosport Stage will be fascinating and we are keen to hear his views on the future of motorsport.”

More guests and features at Autosport International will be announced in the coming weeks. The 2017 show takes place from 12-15 January at the Birmingham NEC. Tickets for the event, which covers every aspect of motorsport from karting to Formula One™ and also engineering, are on sale now and can be purchased from http://www.autosportinternational.comautosport-franchitti17c

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