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2016 Bahrain Motorsport Festival

Hamilton cruises to US Grand Prix victory

Lewis Hamilton stormed to the 50th victory of his Formula 1 career on Sunday after winning the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas. Hamilton led Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg to an impressive one-two after 56 laps around Circuit of the Americas, where he has now won three years in a row. The pair enjoyed a relatively comfortable race. Pole-sitter Hamilton had a clean getaway at the start while Rosberg was able to regain second position after losing it at the lights to Red Bull (...)

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Hamilton cruises to US Grand Prix victory

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Faqihi and Karimi share the spoils in 2,000cc round one

Mohamed Faqihi and Hussain Karaimi each claimed a victory in the season-opening round of the 2016/2017 BIC 2,000cc Challenge. The meeting took place as part of the National Racing Day at BIC. Race 1 In race 1, Faqihi clinched a resounding victory in race one after starting the sprint from fourth on the grid. Driving his Honda CIVIC, he won in a total race time of 16:06.148 and was 2.564s ahead of Hussain Karimi in a Honda CRX. Defending champion Shaikh Salman bin Isa bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa (...)

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Alneaimi secures double to start new Superbike season

Mishal Alneaimi scored an impressive double in the opening round of the 2016/2017 Bahrain Superbike Championship. The meeting was held as part of National Racing Day in Sakhir. Race 1 Alneaimi headed into the season-opener looking to start from where he left off last season, when he was crowned the series’ first-ever title winner with an undefeated record in 12 races. But it was clear from the lights that the Qatari was not going to be cruising to any easy victories this year, as Aussie (...)

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Webster and Alshammari make it a win each in BMR 600

James Webster and Ali Al Shammari shone brightest under floodlights over the weekend in the first round of the 2016/2017 Bahrain Motorcycle Racing (BMR) 600. The sprints were held as part of National Racing Day at Bahrain International Circuit. The BMR 600 field saw the weekend’s largest number of riders competing, with 19 in all in both races. Race 1 Webster was the victor in race one, which he completed in 13:38.393. Mohammed Al Ateeqi was in second place 3.388s behind, and Mohammed Al (...)

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Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain and karting worlds to headline mega motorsport festival at BIC

BIC is set to host one of the biggest weekends of international motorsport ever to take place in the region, with its first motorsport festival. Taking place between November 17 and 19 in Sakhir, the Bahrain Motorsport Festival will be headlined by a pair of globally renowned racing events: the FIA World Endurance Championship’s (WEC) Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain and the CIK-FIA World and World Junior Championship. Support races will also be on hand, featuring the regionally popular Porsche (...)

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Toyota clinch narrow home victory in 6 Hours of Fuji

Toyota Gazoo Racing won a gripping 6 Hours of Fuji today held at Fuji International Speedway in Japan. The trio of Kamui Kobayashi, Stephane Sarrazin and Mike Conway steered their number six Toyota TS050 Hybrid to victory. It was their maiden triumph of the season and it couldn’t have come at a better time, with the Japanese manufacturers racing on home soil. There was an exciting ending to the race, as all three podium placers still had a chance at claiming the hard-earned win heading (...)

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Rosberg triumphs as Mercedes lift constructors’ crown

Nico Rosberg cruised to an impressive victory today to help Mercedes seal the 2016 constructors’ title at the Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix. Rosberg started from the front and put in a flawless drive to enjoy a comfortable pole-to-flag victory at Suzuka International Racing Course. Teammate Lewis Hamilton finished third, which was enough to help the Silver Arrows claim the teams’ crown for the third successive year and with four races still to go. Rosberg captured his ninth win of the (...)

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Track Experience rides make successful debut!

Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) hosted a successful track debut for a pair of its all-new passenger rides being offered to the public. Race fans turned up in the dozens last weekend to get the first taste of the Radical SR3 Passenger Ride and Clio Cup Passenger Ride, both of which are a part of BIC’s Ultimate Track Experience, which was launched just last month. What they said Kenn Walker, who was the first-ever passenger to enjoy a thrilling ride on board an SR3 with BIC’s highly (...)

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Ricciardo leads Verstappen for Red Bull 1-2 in Malaysia

Daniel Ricciardo came away with a stunning victory today at the Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit. Ricciardo led teammate Max Verstappen to a surprising one-two finish for Red Bull Racing to register his maiden win of the season. It was also only the second triumph of 2016 by a driver not named Nico Rosberg or Lewis Hamilton. Verstappen had earlier celebrated a victory in Spain last May, but it has been all Rosberg and Hamilton the entire campaign with Rosberg (...)

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Rosberg takes brilliant victory in eventful Singapore GP

Same result, different day. Nico Rosberg made it three victories in a row and eighth overall this season after winning the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix today at a brilliantly lit Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore. Rosberg had multiple reasons to celebrate his fine win: the race marked his 200th Grand Prix start, it was the 22nd triumph of his career, it was his very first victory in Singapore and the result put him back into the lead on the Formula 1 drivers’ championship standings. (...)

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Porsche claim third win in a row in Austin

Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber and Brendon Hartley powered their no. 1 Porsche 919 Hybrid challenger to a fine victory in the 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas today, held at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, the US. Starting from third on the grid behind an all-Audi front row, the reigning World champions took control of the race midway through and never looked back. The Porsche trio claimed their third successive victory this WEC season with the result. The event marked the (...)

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If you have ever dreamed of being a champion racing driver, then this could be the event for you. The Open Track experience offers a thrilling trackside (...)

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