Track Hire

Overview

The only Formula 1 facility with five different track configurations, an NHRA-sanctioned drag strip, and ample space for other specialty race events, Bahrain International Circuit has plenty to offer every motor racing enthusiast.

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The Circuit

In 2014, we installed a state-of-the-art floodlighting system around the track that allowed us to host night racing.
Having hosted that year’s Bahrain Grand Prix under the stars, it was clear we were ready to step into an entirely new era that involves night racing.

We offer five different track layouts to our guests, each of which can be used for a number of purposes ranging from car and bike club events to manufacturer days and demonstrations. With luxurious lounges available too, the BIC is a perfect place to combine hospitality with on-track demonstrations – ideal for product launches and media events.

A dedicated member of our events team and our track support team will be on hand to ensure that all aspects of your day run smoothly!

events, Bahrain International Circuit has plenty to offer every motor racing enthusiast.

Grand Prix Track

 

The Grand Prix Track has held thirteen of the 14 Bahrain Grand Prix. In 2010, the 6.4-kilometre Endurance Circuit was used to mark the 60th anniversary of Formula One.

Track uses
  • Track used for the Formula One Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix
  • Track used for the Six Hours of Bahrain, FIA World Endurance Championship
  • BIC Experiences
  • Corporate hire
Facts and Figures
  • Maximum uphill slope: 3.60%
  • Maximum downhill slope: 5.60%
  • Height between the lowest and highest points on the circuit: 0 to 18m
  • 15 turns (9 right and 6 left)
  • Forecast lap time for a 2.4-litre Formula One car: 1min 31secs
  • Length of start/finish straight 1,090 m
  • Four straights
    • Pit straight: 1,090m
    • Straight 2: 555m
    • Straight 3: 680m
    • Straight 4: 750m

Inner Track

The Inner Track is mainly used for national race meetings and corporate and retail experiences. It features many of the most challenging sections of the Grand Prix Track.

The Inner Track was initially intended to provide an ideal venue for testing and driver training activities.

Track uses
  • The track is mainly used for national circuit racing championships, including BIC 2,000cc Challenge and the BMR 600 Championship
  • BIC Experiences
  • Corporate Hire
Facts and Figures
  • 2.55 kilometres layout
  • Width varies between 14m and 15m
  • Eight turns (five left, three right)

Drag Strip

The Kingdom of Bahrain’s drag racing scene is internationally acclaimed, with one of the fastest cars in the world racing regularly on the strip.

BIC was accorded membership into the United States’ renowned National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Worldwide Network. This allows BIC to host events under the prestigious NHRA banner, placing Bahrain amongst the best and brightest in the world of drag racing.

Track uses
  • Official host drag strip of the Bahrain National Drag Racing Championship
  • Ebrahim K. Kanoo Drag & Drift Nights
  • BIC Experiences
  • Corporate Hire
Facts and Figures
  • Drag strip length: quarter-mile (approximately 402 metres)
  • Drag strip surface: high-tech superflat concrete

Outer Track

The track was designed initially to accommodate all sorts of racing disciplines. Its characteristics make it ideal for the testing of car chassis, engines, tyres and other components. The Outer Track is a fast and challenging sweep through the Sakhir desert racing facility and includes the full length of BIC’s main straight.

Track uses
  • The track can be used for all kinds of international and national events.
  • BIC Experiences
  • Corporate Hire
Facts and figures
  • 3.664 kilometres layout
  • Width varies between 14m and 17m
  • A total of 9 turns (three left, six right)