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Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2024

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BIC is set to celebrate its 20th anniversary next year, as the opening round of the 2024 season and its first-ever Saturday night race at the Home of Motorsport in the Middle East on 29 February to 2 March 2024.

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Due to exceptional demand, we have continued to expand our hospitality offerings. This year, we are delighted to offer The Dome Lounge by F1 Experiences, as well as The Champions Club, both tailor-made in response to the massive interest in hospitality options for the grand prix. In addition, the ultimate in world-class hospitality is available in The Paddock Cub Please note that Corporate boxes for 2024 are now sold out.

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De Haan, Oeverhaus on pole for season-opening Porsche Carrera Cup races

De Haan, Oeverhaus on pole for season-opening Porsche Carrera Cup races

Robert De Haan and Theo Oeverhaus both claimed pole position today for the season-opening round in the 2023/2024 Porsche Carrera Cup Middle East (PCCME), being held this weekend in support of the Bapco Energies 8 Hours of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC).

De Haan secured the leading grid position for race one after clocking the fastest lap time in qualifying, while Oeverhaus took pole for race two with the best mark amongst the drivers’ second-quickest lap.

The weekend’s first race is scheduled to flag off later this evening at 6pm, while race two will be Saturday at 11am.

In qualifying, De Haan had a top mark of two minutes 03.427 seconds in the 30-minute session. The Dutch Central Europe Racing driver continued his strong start from the previous day, when he set the pace in both of the PCCME practices.

Set to start beside De Haan in row one is German Colin Boenighausen of Fire Racing, whose best in qualifying was just 0.099 seconds off De Haan’s mark.

Oeverhaus, also from Germany and driving for DHL Team, and countryman Janne Stiak of JS Racing will be on row two. All four are also the leading starters in the PCCME’s Pro class.

Starting from pole in the ProAm category of race one will be German Soeren Spreng of Team GP Elite, who had a best qualifying time of 2:04.286.

Amongst the Am drivers, Italian Sebastian Gorga of R1SE Motorsport took pole in class with a quickest lap of 2:04.873. He will start race one alongside Team Bahrain’s Shaikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa.

Meanwhile, for race two, Oeverhaus grabbed pole with a time of 2:03.552, his second-best in the qualifying session. He marginally prevented De Haan from taking a double pole, with his rival in second on the grid. Behind them are Dutchman Flynt Schuring and Boenighausen.

Starting from pole in the ProAm category is Spreng, while in the Am class is Gorga.

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