Bahrain International Circuit is all ready to host the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) this weekend with the much anticipated Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain
Officials and team members taking part in the highly competitive endurance series have begun arriving in the kingdom. They have been seen in Sakhir today unpacking their crates of equipment in order to set up their respective garages.
The Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain marks the ninth and final round of the 2017 FIA WEC season.
An entry list of 26 cars has been confirmed by the WEC for Saturday’ssix-hour race, which flags off at 4pm and ends at 10pm. P2 class; eight in the Le Mans Grand Touring Endurance Professional (LMGTE Pro) category; and five in the LMGTE Am class.
Porsche secured its third consecutive World Endurance Manufacturers’ Championship in the previous round held earlier this month in China, while Timo Bernhard, Earl Bamber and Brendon Hartley also wrapped up the World Drivers’ title with a fine second place in the same Shanghai meeting. The final round of the season marks the departure of Porsche from LMP1, and they will be looking to go out on a high note in Sakhir.