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2017 F1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

Bahrain’s finest in national races Friday at BIC

It’s National Race Day once again at Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir. Taking place Friday (December 2), the single-day event is set to feature three of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s most popular circuit racing championships: the BIC 2,000cc Challenge the Bahrain Superbike Championship (BSBK) the Bahrain Motorcycle Racing (BMR) 600 Each series will be hosting the second round of their respective 2016/2017 campaigns. Aside from this, testing for the upcoming 2017 TCR Middle East (...)

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Bahrain’s finest in national races Friday at BIC

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Rosberg is world champion as Hamilton wins season finale in Abu Dhabi

Nico Rosberg was crowned Formula 1 Drivers’ World Champion on Sunday after finishing behind Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, held at Yas Marina Cicuit in the UAE. Rosberg needed only to finish in the top three, coupled with a Hamilton victory, to secure the coveted title – the first of his career. Rosberg commented after clinching his crown: “I drive to win the world championship and I have achieved that and it was my childhood dream to win the (...)

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Mattar and Buhindi win in wet conditions at BIKC

Mohamed Mattar and Abdulla Buhindi overcame wet conditions to clinch the top prizes in the latest round of the 2016/2017 Bahrain Karting Sprint Championship (BKSC), held this past weekend at Bahrain International Karting Circuit (BIKC) in Sakhir. Mattar won the season’s second race in the Bahrain Rotax Mojo Max Championship (BRMMC) while Buhindi claimed the coveted victory in round four of the Bahrain SWS Sprint Championship (SWS). Both the BRMMC and the SWS make up the BKSC. BRMMC In (...)

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Hiltbrand and Martins are karting world champions!

Pedro Hiltbrand of CRG SpA and Victor Martins of VDK Racing were this evening crowned the undisputed world champions of karting. Hiltbrand clinched the title in the CIK-FIA World Championship, while Martins was the winner in the CIK-FIA World Junior Championship. Both newly crowned champions earned their titles after winning the final race of their respective categories, each of which featured 34 karters. All the action was held as part of the first-ever Bahrain Motorsport Festival. The (...)

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Emotional final win for Audi in Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain

Audi Sport Team Joest fulfilled a dream exit from the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) tonight, following an outstanding one-two in the Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit. The no. 8 R18 Hybrid driven by Lucas di Grassi, Loic Duval and Oliver Jarvis clinched a well-deserved victory ahead of teammates Marcel Fassler, Andre Lotterer and Benoit Treluyer in Audi’s no. 7 car. It was an emotional result for the German manufacturers, who announced last month their (...)

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Audi Sport Team Joest secure pole position for Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain

Audi Sport Team Joest captured pole position Friday evening for the 2016 Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain. The trio of Lucas di Grassi, Loic Duval and Oliver Jarvis put their Audi no. 8 R18 Hybrid in the leading grid spot. With di Grassi behind the wheel at the chequered flag, the team clocked a best average lap time of one minute 39.207 seconds. Di Grassi’s best lap of 1:38.828 helped Audi claim pole, and it was also a qualifying lap record. In the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) (...)

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Cullen triumphs as His Highness Shaikh Isa bin Abdulla and Shaikh Isa bin Salman gain places on GCC Rookie podium

Ryan Cullen raced to an impressive victory in the season-opener of the 2016/2017 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East. Cullen secured a pole-to-flag victory after a tight battle with Dylan Pereira in the 12-lap sprint around Bahrain International Circuit’s (BIC) 5.412-kilometre Grand Prix track. Only 0.035 seconds separated the pair. Cullen took the chequered flag in a total race time of 25 minutes 18.935 seconds. Tom Oliphant finished third overall 3.943s behind the victor. Meanwhile, (...)

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Porsche maintain leading pace in third WEC practice

Porsche maintained their fine form at Bahrain International Circuit on Friday morning after setting the pace in the weekend’s third and final WEC practice session ahead of the Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain! The trio of Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber and Brendon Hartley steered their no. 1 919 Hybrid to a best lap time of one minute 40.318 seconds in 31 laps of work. They were 0.488 seconds quicker than Audi Sport Team Joest’s no. 8 R18 Quattro driven by Lucas di Grassi, Loic Duval and Oliver Jarvis. (...)

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Newey captures pole for MRF season-opener

Harrison Newey captured pole position for the season-opening race of the 2016/2017 MRF Challenge, taking place at Bahrain International Circuit this weekend as part of the Bahrain Motorsport Festival. Newey, the son of Formula 1 design guru Adrian Newey, topped the qualifying timesheet with a best lap time of two minutes 00.316 seconds. He registered a top speed of 161.9kph while setting his fastest time on his seventh of 12 laps of work. Australian Joey Mawson secured the other front row (...)

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EVENING UPDATE: Under floodlights, Porsche shine brightest in WEC and Travisanutto and Ajenjo lead karting worlds

Back-to-back world champions Porsche continued their fine start to the Bahrain Motorsport Festival with both cars claiming the top two positions on the World Endurance Championship’s (WEC) second practice timesheet Thursday night at Bahrain International Circuit. Also on the same evening, Lorenzo Travisanutto and David Vidales Ajenjo set the pace in their respective Qualifying Practices in the CIK-FIA World Championship and CIK-FIA World Junior Championship. Both the WEC and karting worlds (...)

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Newey opens season with a dominant win

Harrison Newey powered to an impressive victory in the season-opening race of the 2016/2017 MRF Challenge in Bahrain. Starting from pole, Newey was generally untroubled as he built a comfortable gap in front of his rivals en route to a fine win. He completed the race in a time of 20 minutes 19.964 seconds. Ralf Aron of Estonia finished as the runner-up 4.977 seconds behind, while Joey Mawson of Australia rounded out the podium placers 7.824s back in third. Race two is scheduled for a (...)

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Dragster Xperience

An exhilarating ride in one of the world’s most powerful drag racing cars
The Dragster Xperience is one of the most exhilarating activities on offer at BIC. Passengers climb into one of the most (...)

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