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First lady Mehriban Aliyeva watches the V1 Challenge Azerbaijan race

  • 12/10/2014 --
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The V1 Challenge Azerbaijan race has been presented at the Baku Crystal Hall.

Azerbaijani first lady, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva, vice president of the Foundation Leyla Aliyeva and Arzu Aliyeva watched the show organized by Azerbaijan Automobile Federation.

The event started with a concert of the Voca People ensemble.

Voca People’s program featured a gentle sense of humor augmented by nice vocals and extraordinary repertoire.

The spectators also watched a presentation of cars, which were decorated with Azerbaijan`s flags, and a documentary on the preparations for the tournament.

President of Azerbaijan Automobile Federation Anar Alakbarov highlighted international events held in the country.

Speaking about the preparatory work for the Baku 2015 First European Games, Alakbarov noted that the tournament would be excellently organized.

The V1 Challenge Azerbaijan involved 14 acclaimed racers from 12 countries.

The event brought together European champion Patrick Snijers from Belgium, three-time Drift Challenge champion, the holder of the longest drift record in 2014 Harald Muller from Germany, five-time champion of Portugal, European silver medalist Miguel Campos, winner of V1 Challenge 2011 Burak Cukurova from Turkey, winner of V1 Challenge Moldova 2012 Nicolae Chiriac, and winner of France F4 and Volant Euroformula 2013 races Anthoine Hubert and others.

Azerbaijan’s squad included national carting champions Gulhuseyn Abdullayev, Adil Akhundov and V1 Challenge Moldova 2013 winner Timur Muradov.

The V1 Challenge, which in 2011, 2012 and 2013 made over 110,000 spectators to feel the adrenaline, promotes a healthy lifestyle.

Preparatory trainings for the V1 Challenge Azerbaijan were launched on August 25. Theoretical and practical trainings were organized for drivers and judges during the trainings.

Azerbaijan Automobile Federation will soon organize an exhibition of classic cars at the Heydar Aliyev Center.