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Overwhelming media coverage of Baku event

The final results of the media coverage of the City Challenge event in Baku, Azerbaijan, that was being held during 26 - 28 October 2012, are overw

Inaugural City Challenge Baku a great success

Race cars and equipment have arrived as scheduled at Frankfurt-Hahn airport, back from last weekend’s City Challenge event on the street circuit in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Local hero at the Baku City Challenge

Mark J. Thomas is the only driver on the grid of the City Challenge GT, who is living in the city of Baku.

Hexis-McLaren duo claims victory in inaugural City Challenge Baku

French squad Hexis made history by winning the first ever City Challenge GT race held in Azerbaijani capital Baku.

Drifters provide great entertainment

Eight drivers were competing in the Gymkhana City Drift Shoot Out and they were able to entertain the enthusiastic public watching the action at the street circuit in Azerbaijani capital Baku.

Premium tyre manufacturer Hankook supports City Challenge

Tyre manufacturer Hankook, who also is the exclusive supplier of the DTM, the Formula 3 Euro Series, the International Superstar Series and the Swedish TTA Racing Elite League, is the official tyre partner of the City Challenge GT held in the Azerbaijani capital Baku.

Gymkhana City Drift offers great entertainment

The Gymkhana City Drift was one of the most spectacular topics of the day. The eight drifters entertained the numerous spectators that were cheering around the street circuit in the Azerbaijani capital Baku.

Mathias Lauda winner in spectacular second GT race

The second City Challenge GT Sprint race offered a lot of action to the spectators. On lap two, the race was red-flagged for the first time, and after another accident on lap eleven, the action was stopped for good.

Makowiecki wins first race in Baku

Hexis driver Frédéric Makowiecki is the winner of the first GT race ever held at the new street circuit in Azerbaijani capital Baku.

Hard work during the night paid off

For the team Jacques Villeneuve/Jos Verstappen second free practice ended earlier than planned after the Canadian crashed into a wall.

Stef Dusseldorp secured second pole for Hexis

Shortly before the end of the second City Challenge GT qualifying, Dutchman Stef Dusseldorp moved up into the top spot with his McLaren MP4-12C GT3.

Hexis driver Makowiecki fastest in first qualifying

Frédéric Makowiecki secured pole position in the first qualifying of the City Challenge GT.

First day of City Challenge action at Baku street circuit

City Challenge track action started at the 2.144 kilometres long street circuit in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, today, with free practice sessi

First impressions from the GT drivers

First free practice of the City Challenge GT was a successful run by Mathias Lauda/Frank Kechele.

City Challenge Baku kicks off with spectacular parade

The City Challenge is in town! That was the message sent out to the people in Baku today when a spectacular parade of powerful GT3 race cars drove from the temporary street circuit near the seaside all the way up to the Kempinski Hotel Badamdar, the official hospitality partner of the event.

Cargo plane on his way to Baku

Two cargo airplanes have left from Hahn Airport in the cente of Germany on Monday evening, carrying all the cars and equipment for this weekend’s inaugural City Challenge in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan.

Building the track

Determining the layout of the track was easy. The wide streets near the seaside boulevard and the Caspian Sea are perfectly suited for thrilling racing.

24 GT cars for City Challenge Baku

Preparations for the inaugural City Challenge on a closed street circuit in Baku, Azerbaijan, are well underway.

Five times DTM champion Bernd Schneider joins City Challenge in Baku

City Challenge is happy to announce another great racing star. Five times DTM champion Bernd Schneider will join the event in Baku during the weekend of 26-28 October. The 48 year old German driver will get behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 from the HEICO Motorsport Team.

Motorsport

Gymkhana City Drift

The Gymkhana City Drift presents the drifting competition during the City Challenge event in Baku. Eight heroes driving a BMW, Nissan or Audi will battle against each other, trying to take the crown home. The art is to perform perfect drifts around the two-kilometre track.

GT racing in Baku

GT racing is becoming more popular every day. Super sportscars like the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3, Lamborghini Gallardo LP600, Porsche 911 GT3 R and Ferrari 458 GT3 are real eye-catchers and have already conquered the hearts of millions of people. 

Entertainment

DJ & After Shows

DJ Pancho will take the stage during the evening and will ensure that the spectators will get very excited!

CoGo The urban artistic show

“CoGo” is a show that, according to the meaning of the Latin word congrego, “unites”. While the last clubs are closing, Baku is awakening.

Family Edutainment with Theo

 According to the tale Theo is a magic inkblot. The popular fantasy character will come to Baku to inspire the whole family with stories, songs, live-actions and shows.