BIC hails success of GT Festival

Saturday, Dec 1st 2018, 6:08 pm | Category: GT

{-*  Thousands of fans attend spectacular weekend of GT racing and off-track entertainment. -*  BIC Chairman: Success of racing festival reflects growing popularity of all types of motorsport in Bahrain -*  60 cars compete in packed weekend of racing, which saw Turkey crowned as the FIA GT Nations Cup Champions.} Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) is delighted to announce the success of its weekend GT festival, following the conclusion of the event on 1 December. Thousands of fans gathered at The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East to witness two days of enthralling GT racing, as well as the Zelzaal motor show, monster truck stunts and entertainment for all the family. The one off Bapco Bahrain GT Festival, organised in conjunction with SRO Motorsport, crowned Turkey as the winners of the FT Nations Cup, with team CMR taking glory in the GT4 cup and Oliver Bryant and Grahame Bryant in the Bahrain Classic Challenge. Off the track, fans were treated to one of the biggest car shows in the Gulf, the Zelzaal motor show, with over 2,000 cars from 61 car clubs from all over the region, as well as monster truck shows, stunt riders and family entertainment. Arif Rahimi, Chairman of the Bahrain International Circuit, said: “We are hugely encouraged by the success of the GT festival, which reflects the growing popularity of all types of motorsport in Bahrain. I thank all the fans who came to witness such a fantastic occasion. I also congratulate the winners over the weekend and thank all participants who have made the weekend such a great success.” Sheikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa, Chief Executive of the Bahrain International Circuit, added: “Fourteen years after our very first GT festival, it has been a pleasure to welcome all the teams and fans to the BIC for a weekend of superb action and entertainment. I thank our partners at SRO motorsport, the team here at the BIC, the Bahrain Motor Federation, as well as our sponsors. Without all of them, this weekend would not have been possible.”

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