The popularity of Bavaria City Racing led to its spread across the globe, thus resulting in Bavaria Moscow City Racing which took place in Moscow as from 2008. The show aimed to provide a space where Formula One racecar drivers could impress their fans with their stunts. It also included performances by drivers in other series in the country. Here is a breakdown of the activities that took place in the show:
Two teams dominating this category were Red Bull Racing and Williams Grand Pix Engineering. The former team has its base in the UK and operates through an Austrian license. Before getting an Austrian permit, it held a British license in the years leading up to 2006. Its owner is Red Bull GmbH, a company that also owns another Formula One team, Scuderia Toro Rosso. Their performance at the racing event was exemplary, and they had fans feeling elated throughout the show. Their leading man at the show was Mikhail Aleshin.
The latter team operates under the watch of its founder, Sir Frank Williams. It came to be in 1977 after Frank had attempted establishing two other failed Formula One teams. They started by participating in the Spanish Grand Prix and slowly made their way to other circuits. The team had come a long way when they competed in the Bavaria Moscow City Racing, and their performance was excellent at the show, and they thus stood out, courtesy of Nico Rosberg.
The events this year were quite similar to those in 2008 with a few additions in play. Guests also got to enjoy Rally raid and a Retrocars parade. Red Bull Racing and Williams Grand Pix Engineering were in attendance, and they had representation from David Coulthard and Kazuki Nakajima respectively. Vodafone McLaren Mercedes also got in on the action, thanks to Heikki Kovalainen.
This year, the Formula One champions were Vitaly Petrov from the Renault F1 team and Jenson Button from the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team. The rally raid featured Vladimir Chagin and Gerard de Rooy. The Le Mans Series had Spyker Squadron as the champion. Other categories in play included the bike racing show, the drift show, and the supercars display.
There were many participants in the contest, and three added categories came into play, the Formulec, the WRC and the Formula JK Asia Series. Champions in the Formula One category included Giancarlo Fisichella, Jenson Button, Luiz Razia, and Karun Chandhok..
The public could attend the events free of charge, and this enabled thousands of people to turn up for the performances. These displays led to increased awareness as to how motorsports work and their importance, thus having a positive effect on the industry. With the revival of Bavaria City racing set to take place soon, fans in Moscow can look forward to another fun-filled racing event.