Last updated October 5th 2014
The Jerusalem Peace Road Show is back for another lap, this time promoting four young Israeli race car drivers alongside breathtaking vehicles and internationally acclaimed racing drivers and stunt experts. Eleven racing cars arrived at the Ashdod Port on Wednesday (October 1), including a Porsche GT, Formula Master, and Audi R10 TDI.
The Formula One two-day event in Jerusalem is set to turn the city into a race track on October 6-7, 2014.
Taking part are legendary motorcycle stunt rider Rafal Pasierbek on his Kawasaki ZC636; stunt driver Terry Grant; eight pro riders from the FMX4Ever Team in a freestyle motocross show; as well as Israel’s motorsport stars Roi Nissany (F3 driver) in the Formula Master single seater, Yarin Stern in a Formula 3 single seater, Bar Baruch in a Formula 4 single seater and Alon Day, who now competes in German masters GT Series.
This year’s route will start at the Old Train Station and continue through Remez Street, leading to Liberty Bell Park, to King David Street, and up along Mamilla Avenue. Two stunt areas will be set up at Liberty Bell Park and at the footsteps of the Old City walls, at the entrance to the Karta parking lot.
“Last year, the Jerusalem Formula Road Show attracted over 250,000 people to Jerusalem, significantly contributed to the city’s economy and tourism, and gave the world a different perspective of the city,” says Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat. “The pictures of the Formula 1 cars racing through our streets sent an international message that Jerusalem is an open, welcoming city in which sport and entertainment are enjoyed by residents and tourists alike.”
“I’m very pleased that last year we were the first to capture and share a great moment in motorsport history – the first Jerusalem Formula Road Show. The event is all about fast cars with cutting-edge Formula 1 technology, racing around one of the world’s oldest cities, and bringing local communities together. Motorsport unites people all over the world, and last year’s Jerusalem Formula Road Show was no exception. It seemed like a crazy idea, but together with Scuderia Ferrari and the Jerusalem Municipality, we made it happen – and it was a great success,” says Eugene Kaspersky, Chairman and CEO of Kaspersky Lab, who helped organize the Road Show.
“Now we’re bringing Scuderia Ferrari to the city once again, delivering another roaring installment of Formula 1 speed and adrenaline for all.”