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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Team Bahrain karters set to shine in Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2023 at BIKC

Team Bahrain karters set to shine in Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2023 at BIKC

  • Nine of Kingdom’s very own national Rotax MAX champions are competing in this week’s global karting meeting
  • Team Bahrain karters include Nasser Nass, Shaikh Ahmed bin Saqer Al Khalifa, Luca Houghton, Tye Mejia, Oliver Kruglov, Mohammed Alhasan, Fahad Alkhaled, Omar Alderayaane and Lewis Smith

The Kingdom’s very own group of national Rotax MAX champions are flying the Team Bahrain flag in the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) 2023, taking place all this week at Bahrain International Karting Circuit (BIKC) in Sakhir.

Action in the RMCGF has already kicked off at Bahrain International Circuit’s (BIC) world-class grassroots motorsport facility, and the high-octane racing continues until Saturday (9 December).

Team Bahrain have a nine-strong contingent amongst the nearly 400 karters from all over the world who are battling wheel-to-wheel along BIKC’s 1.414-kilometre CIK-FIA track.

The Kingdom’s top talents showcasing their prowess at this year’s RMCGF include Nasser Nass and Shaikh Ahmed bin Saqer Al Khalifa in the Mini MAX category; Luca Houghton and Tye Mejia in the Junior MAX; Oliver Kruglov, Mohammed Alhasan and Fahad Alkhaled in the Senior MAX class; Omar Alderayaane in the DD2 MAX; and Lewis Smith in the E20 Senior category.

Nasser, Shaikh Ahmed, Tye, Alhasan and Kruglov are all making their RMCGF debuts, while Luca, Alkhaled, Alderayaane and Smith have each competed in past editions of the high-profile global karting meeting.

BIKC will be opening its gates to spectators starting Wednesday (Editor’s note: 6 December) and entrance is completely free of charge.

Due to limited capacity at the karting circuit, entry will be on a first-come, first-served basis. BIKC will be open to the public on Wednesday at 11am, with the last entry permitted at 7.30pm. On Thursday, gates also open at 11am, with last entry set for 5.30pm. On Friday, gates open at 5pm, with last entry to fans set for 8pm. On the final day of action on Saturday, gates will open from 9am and last entry will be permitted at 4.30pm.

Spectator parking will be at BIC’s P8.

The racing in the RMCGF 2023 will continue to intensify as the days go on. On Wednesday, qualifying practices take place along with the beginning of qualifying heats. The qualifying heats continue on Thursday (7 December), after which the pre-finals and finals take place the last two days on Friday and Saturday (8 and 9 December).

This year’s event marks the second time in three years that the RMCGF is being hosted by the Kingdom. BIKC previously staged the 2021 edition, and motor racing’s future stars are once again showcasing their talents in both daylight conditions and under BIKC’s state-of-the-art floodlights at night.