By Nazrin Gadimova
Date of the 2013 FIA GT Series season finale, which will be held in Baku, was changed in order to ensure the highest quality of services and the best working environment for all the partners, sponsors, teams, crews and spectators, the FIA GT Series official website reported on September 28.
The race will take place on November 22-24 and will be billed as the first-ever Baku World Challenge event.
The Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) GT Series is a GT3 sports car racing championship holds races in six countries, with each event consisting of two races over a weekend, mostly concentrated in Europe.
Magnificent GT3 cars will line up on a newly designed 4-kilometre long street-circuit, which stretches along the Caspian Sea.
The Baku World Challenge will be strictly limited to 30 cars. The teams racing in the first-ever Baku World Challenge weekend will be racing for a stunning prize fund of €175,000, that will be distributed by the host city as €100,000 for the overall winning team in the main race, €50,000 for the second placed team and €25,000 for the third placed team.
All teams will also benefit from a €20,000 starting prize package in addition to airfreight costs, plane tickets, hotel and catering costs.
The Baku World Challenge is set to be a dynamic, thrilling and unique event that will reward true racing excellence for the competitors while providing an unforgettable occasion for the residents of the vibrant city of Baku.
Last October Baku hosted City Challenge races, a spectacular urban motorsport experience with excitement, fun and action, which attracted children and adults alike.