BIC hosts a packed weekend with E K Kanoo Drag and Drift Nights and Open Track Day

Wednesday, Feb 12th 2020, 12:32 pm | Category: Open Track

Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) is set to host an action-packed weekend with a pair of events that are sure to get every motorsport enthusiast’s adrenaline pumping.

Set to take place on Thursday ( February 13) is the Ebrahim K Kanoo Drag and Drift Nights, while on Saturday ( February 15) there will be an Open Track Day.

Both activities are amongst the most popular on offer to the public at “The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East”, as each allows participants a chance to bring their very own cars or motorbikes and push them to their limits within a safe and controlled environment.



In the Ebrahim K Kanoo Drag and Drift Nights, those who take part can either power their vehicles down BIC’s quarter-mile drag strip or test their oversteering and counter-steering skills while drifting around the circuit’s Vehicle Dynamics Area. They can even do both!

BIC’s drag strip is one of the best in the world. The circuit is a member of the prestigious National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Worldwide Network, and the strip is where some of the best record-breaking, globally renowned drag racers go head to head.

The Vehicle Dynamics Area is a specially configured venue at BIC’s car park and this is the venue for the drifting. It is surrounded by safety barriers and is the largest open tarmac area in Bahrain.



Registration on Thursday begins at 5pm and will be open until 9pm, while the action will be held from 6pm to 11pm.

Both the drag and the drifting can be enjoyed for a single fee of BD10.500. Participation in just the drag racing or just the drifting costs BD7.500. Registration can be done on site from 5pm, and the action will be held from 6pm to 11pm. Those who would like to experience the drag or drift as a passenger can get into a participant’s car for an additional BD4. Spectators can purchase tickets for BD2 apiece.

Also as part of the evening’s drag racing programme, BIC is offering the immensely exhilarating Dragster Experience. This is one of the circuit’s most unique and ultimate-adrenaline activities, as it gives participants a taste of pure speed as they are taken from zero to 100kph in just one second while seated in a Top Dragster. The Dragster Experience costs BD42.



Meanwhile, Open Track Day on Saturday will be held along BIC’s 5.412-kilometre Grand Prix Circuit – the same that will be raced on in a little over a month’s time by motor racing’s top drivers in the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix.

The Open Track event is scheduled from 12noon until 7pm.

The cost to take part is BD89.500 for the full day and BD63 for a half day. There is also an option of a single session for BD26.500. Discounts are available for those who book in advance.



Also set to be held as part of the Open Track Day are the Jaguar Experience and passenger rides in a Renault Clio Cup car and Radical SR3 prototype.

Delivered through a unique and tailored drive, the Jaguar Experience has been designed to ensure that all guests are given a dynamic, hands-on and memorable time in a Jaguar F-Type. The cost for the Jaguar Experience is BD63.

The Clio is a Renault-manufactured Cup car. It features a 1.6-litre Turbocharged engine that can generate up to 220bhp and 6,000rpm. The passenger experience can be bought for BD26.500.

 



The Radical SR3 boasts an RPE-Suzuki Generation 1,340 DOHC engine. It can go from zero to 100kph in 3.4 seconds, and it has a six-speed sequential gearbox and paddle gearshift system. The SR3 passenger ride costs BD37.

Safety standards of the highest level are followed at all times during the evening’s events for both drivers and spectators alike. 

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