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Podium Slot for Robbie & Team GT at BP Ultimate Charity Karting Race

Podium Slot for Robbie & Team GT at BP Ultimate Charity Karting Race

12th February 2009

Robbie Kerr and host of stars from the world of racing took part in the BP Ultimate Celebrity Karting Challenge at Autosport International at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, last Friday (9 January 2009).
The event which is hosted by David Brabham raised a staggering £44,500 for various charities including the Richard Burns Foundation, Christies Hospital NARA and the Emmaus Hampshire.

Each team in the BP Ultimate Charity Karting featured five celebrity drivers and two members of the public. Team GT, which finished third out of the 16 teams at the event, featured Robbie Kerr, Robin Liddell, Dillon Batistini, Tim Sugden, Jonny Cocker alongside Scott Sheldon and Scott Hutchins.
The charity kart event at Autosport International has traditionally become the battle ground for top racers from across world motorsport to go head-to-head to prove which racing series boasts the best drivers. This year was no different with some closely fought battles between single seaters, rally drivers and sports car stars. The winning team were ‘The Good Mornin’s’, with the ‘Rally Elite’ team in second place closely followed by ‘Team GT’ in third.
Kerr commented after the race, “It was great fun to come back this year and compete in the Karting challenge. The atmosphere between the teams was really good fun, even though it’s for charity everyone wants to go out there and win. Our team did a great job to finish third, it was confusing to know where we were during the race, but I’m pleased we finished on the podium and managed to raise money for a worthwhile cause at the same time.”
The charity karting event has become a key part of the Autosport International weekend and this year it is in aid of the Richard Burns Foundation. The charity was set up in the name of the 2001 World Rally Champion who lost his fight against brain cancer in November 2005, aged just 34. The Foundation’s purpose is to inspire and support people with serious injury and illness.