Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 22
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend: Azerbaijani capital of Baku hosted on Friday a press conference dedicated to the Baku World Challenge auto racing that will be held in this city on Nov. 23-24.
The cars that will be participating in the race were showcased after the press conference.
The organization partner Renaud Jeanfils said that during the last competition there were worries about what will be Azerbaijani people's attitude towards this event.
"But we saw that people are showing great interest to the competition, and the race was more interesting than expected," Jeanfils said.
The president of the Baku World Challenge's main organizer AzTexnika LLC, Manouchehr Ahadpour Khanghah thanked Azerbaijani government, and in particular Azerbaijani President, Ilham Aliyev for organization of this event. He noted that holding such large events in Baku is the result of successful policy and sustainable development under the guidance of the Azerbaijani president.
"This increases the country's influence in the world. I hope this competition will contribute to the development of the Azerbaijani sport and Azerbaijan will be the focus of world attention," the AzTexnika president said.
The organization partner Jean-Francois Chaumont thanked all those who participated in the organization of this event, and also expressed hope that the next race will be successful and worthy will win in it.
Some 14 international teams and 28 sports cars will participate in the competition. An exponential race of historic F1 bolides is also expected. The auto racing will be held in Baku on the city race track, which has a length of four kilometres and stretches along the Caspian Sea and is centered on the State Flag Square.
According to experts, the use of wide and narrow streets in the route will attract even greater interest to the competition. The participants of the rally have studied features of the road with special simulator programs before coming to Baku. The event will be live broadcasted to Europe, the Middle East, as well as Australia, Asia, America and Africa by the Eurosport TV channel.