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Button to support grassroots at Autosport International

2009 F1 World champion Jenson Button to present Super One trophies at Autorsport International.
Newly crowned F1 world champion Jenson Button will pay a special visit to the Karting Show at Autosport International 2010, at the NEC Birmingham, to support the Super One 2009 championship awards presentation on Saturday 16 January, it was confirmed on Friday.

Button, who learnt his craft in the UK's premier national karting series and who will drive for McLaren in 2010, will present the Super One trophies for the top three drivers across the Cadet, KF1 MSA British Kart Championship, KF2 and KF3 Junior British Kart Championship classes from 3.20 pm [local time].

An amazing 34 wins from 34 starts crowned Button the Super One Cadet champion back in 1991. He went on to take the Junior TKM series title the following year, proving that graduating from Super One to F1 really can be a reality for budding future motorsport champions.

"We're delighted that Jenson has taken time out of his busy schedule to return to his karting roots," said Super One Series marketing director John Hoyle.

"We sincerely congratulate Jenson on his fantastic achievements this year. He is a true inspiration to our competitors who will be overjoyed to meet him at the Karting Show at Autosport International."

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Dangerous Dave - Unregistered

November 29, 2009 1:31 AM

Jenson - please - for Gods sake , these people are not the grass roots of Karting - these competitors your awarding trophies to have spent more money and more time trying to circumvent the rules to gain an advantage and are spending the sort of budgets that the other 90% of young karters can only dream about, if you want to support the true enthusiasts in the sport pay a visit to your average club meeting and have a close look at the family run competitors, not the big awning open cheque book mob - they only destroy it for everyone else! :rolleyes:

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