F1 cars and other rac­ers head­line new fes­ti­val planned for closed-road event

Motor Sport News - - Sporting Scene - By Matt James Pho­tos: LAT,

A new mo­tor rac­ing demon­stra­tion event will take place at the Scot­land Ex­hi­bi­tion and Con­fer­ence Cen­tre in Glas­gow this year, and David Coulthard will drive a Red Bull F1 ma­chine.

The three-day fes­ti­val, called Ig­ni­tion, takes place from Au­gust 5-7. A se­lec­tion of su­per­cars, race and rally cars – as well as bikes – will run on the closed-loop pur­pose made track.

Dis­play ar­eas in­clude a Mo­tor Sport Hall, cel­e­brat­ing Scot­tish suc­cess in the com­pe­ti­tion arena, and a Mo­tor­bike Hall. There will also be a Clas­sic and Vin­tage Hall and a dis­play of Colin Mcrae’s fa­mous rally ma­chines.

Coun­cil­lor Frank Mcaveety, leader of Glas­gow City Coun­cil and chair of Glas­gow City Mar­ket­ing Bureau, said: “We’re re­ally look­ing for­ward to host­ing the in­au­gu­ral Ig­ni­tion fes­ti­val of mo­tor­ing.

“The an­nounce­ment of the street cir­cuit is in­cred­i­bly ex­cit­ing as it marks a first for Glas­gow and will put the city right at the heart of the ac­tion.

“It makes per­fect sense for Ig­ni­tion to make its home in Glas­gow as we’re a city that’s al­ways on the move and we have a his­tory of wel­com­ing the world’s elite su­per­cars and driv­ers, hav­ing pre­vi­ously pro­vided the back­drop for thrilling scenes in the Fast & Fu­ri­ous 6 movie as well be­ing the start­ing point for the iconic Monte Carlo Rally.”



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Coulthard will demo an F1 car How the cir­cuit will look

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