The stage is set for racing to flag off Thursday in the FIA WEC Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain weekend at Bahrain International Circuit
The meeting marks the ninth and final round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). It is also the series’ only stop in the entire region, making for a most unique event in the heart of the desert.
Thursday’s racing will take place behind closed doors. Fans will be able to enjoy all the hot competition on Friday and Saturday from 9am onwards.
Speaking ahead of the weekend’s action, BIC Chief Executive Shaikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa commented:
“We at BIC are delighted to welcome back the entire WEC family for another exciting edition of the Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain. This is one of the most spectacular events on our racing calendar and it is a great pleasure to be hosting the WEC season’s grand finale. In addition to WEC, we are delighted to be hosting three support series over the weekend. In particular, we are thrilled to be welcoming the World Series Formula V8 3.5 to Bahrain for the very first time, as the feeder series to WEC. We also welcome the return of the MRF Challenge, as well as our very own Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East. There’s so much to look forward to on the race track throughout the weekend, and with a colourful entertainment programme in the vending area, it certainly promises to be an event to remember. We invite everyone to come and join us on Friday and Saturday and have a wonderful experience at BIC.”
A total of 118 drivers from all weekend. This field of talent includes some of motorsport’s top stars of the present and the future.
On Friday and Saturday, the gates will be open for the public to attend and enjoy all the racing as well as off-track family entertainment. Fans will be able to enter at 9am on both days. Gates close at 9pm on Friday and at 11pm on Saturday.
On Saturday, fans will be able to meet their favourite WEC drivers in an Autograph Session, to be held in the Pit Lane. The session will begin at 12.10pm and conclude at 12.40pm.