A1GP Cars Roar Around Manchester
Despite wet weather, up to 25,000 people lined the streets of Manchester on Sunday 13 August as six Cooper-equipped A1GP race cars roared around the city centre, reaching speeds of up to 70mph. A1 Teams Great Britain, Australia, China, Ireland, Lebanon and Malaysia drove along a purpose built 1.5km course as part of the Sky Festival, promoting the broadcast of the entire 2006/07 A1GP race season live on Sky Sports in the UK. The calendar of 13 A1GP races will be broadcast to over 100 countries around the world across a network of more than 40 television partners.
Former Olympic athlete Ewan Thomas, tried his luck at a tyre change challenge that ran the day before but it was two-local lads who set the fastest time over the weekend, changing the tyre in just over 14 seconds. The A1GP World Cup of Motorsport will return to the historic Brands Hatch circuit in Kent for its season finale on 29 April 2007.