Our History


City Challenge was founded in 2004 by Hartmut Beyer, an expert in the world of motor sport, who has been working for many years in this field. His extensive network of technology experts, sponsors, car manufacturers and journalists gives Hartmut Beyer access to an outstanding team of potential partners to bring City Challenges to life across the globe.

The purpose of City Challenge Event is not only to build a race track with GT cars, Formula 1 and drift vehicles, but also to create an event arena with artists from all over the world with an especially exciting program for children, which makes it so special and unique.

“Racing events in a city centre have a very special atmosphere, unlike anything else that you have ever experienced..Feel the heat, feel the speed, feel the city!”

Hartmut Beyer


Hartmut Beyer in front of a citychallenge car

Our Events

Bucharest 2007/2008

With our first racing event in 2007, City Challenge brought FIA GT1, GT2, GT3 and Formula 3 British Championships to the Romanian capital – Bucharest. In 2008 the next successful car racing event captivated the audience with its delightful shows and entertainment.

TV coverage from more than 400 media representatives allowed viewers to follow the City Challenge Event and watch it live. A crowd of 44,000 spectators including Romanian Prime Minister Calin Popescu-Tariceanu came to enjoy thrilling races through the city streets

Budapest 2009

The third City Challenge race series was hosted in Budapest in 2009, where the Hungarian capital gave GT1 and GT2 race teams a new city circuit to explore. It was a fascinating show with magical moments and fantastic entertainment with national and international top performances for everyone!

Baku 2012

City Challenge Baku 2012 was a spectacular race with GT3 cars in the capital of Azerbaijan. Drift show and historical Formula I cars parade
mesmerized the spectators with its grandeur and unique flair.

Citizens of Baku and its guests enjoyed the three day long event and were thralled thanks to a top managed event boasting a diverse entertainment program.

City Challenge Baku 2012 was broadcasted during 1535 hours in 137 countries worldwide, reaching 600 million households, which generated great interest to the country and attracted a lot of tourists.