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 Series will be held, making for a packed programme at “The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East”.

Race fans from across the country and beyond are invited to attend and watch the day’s events. Tickets are available at the venue at BIC’s Welcome Centre. They cost BD2 for adults and BD1 for children.

Racing begins at 11.20am with the BSBK practice. Qualifying will then be held at 1.35pm, setting up the grid for race one at 3.57pm. Race two will be at 6.18pm.

For the BMR 600, practice is scheduled for 11.55am. Qualifying follows at 2pm, race one at 4.26pm and then race two at 6.47pm.

The 2,000cc Challenge cars will be get their participation underway with practice at 12.20pm. Qualifying will follow at 2.25pm, ahead of race one at 4.56pm. Race two will be the final event of the day flagging off at 7.17pm.

The TCR tests will be divided into two 45-minute sessions. The first will begin at 3pm, and the next is scheduled for 5.21pm.


BIC 2,000cc Challenge: Mohammed Faqihi, Hussain Karimi, Shaikh Salman bin Isa bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, Tim Birkin, Giovanni Salerno, Tareq Al Tajer, Raed Himmo, Michael Priester, Salah Ashkanani, Lee Stones, Mohammed Janahi, Ramzi Al Qassab, Martyna Al Qassab, Abdullah Ben Nakhi, Abdullah Alqaoud, Hamed Kuzbar and Shaikh Hamad bin Isa bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa.

BSBK: Mishal Alneaimi, Aaron Morris, Mike Edwards, Ali Alshammari, Fahad Alsuwaidi, Ruben Bacha, Mahamoud Tannir, Fahad Al Gharabally, Nasir Hussein, Ahmed Almuyini, Salman Khalaf, Masoud Behbahani, Shaikh Mohammed Al Khalifa, Wesley Pearce, Ian Charles.

BMR 600: (Superstock Series) James Webster, Ali Alshammari, Adel Najjar, Nawaf Al Shuaibi, Khaled Al Laho, Ahmad Abdulsalam, Ahmad Al Haddad, Mohammed Al Ateeqi, Mohammad Al Eidi, Fahad Al Gharabally, Mustafa Adel Hussain, Ali Ahmed Adiby, Soud Al Thani, Mohammed Adhan Al Zaidan and Abdullah Al Banai.
(Hornet Series) David Wynne, Pawel Rosciszewski, Mark Buisseret, Jonathan O’Shaughnessy, Gregory Browne, Khalifa Khalil Ebrahim and Magnus Mossberg.

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