James Webster and Ali Al Shammari shone brightest under floodlights over the weekend in the first round of the 2016/2017 Bahrain Motorcycle Racing (BMR) 600.

The sprints were held as part of National Racing Day at Bahrain International Circuit.
The BMR 600 field saw the weekend’s largest number of riders competing, with 19 in all in both races.

View BMR600 Round 1 Best Photos

Race 1

Webster was the victor in race one, which he completed in 13:38.393. Mohammed Al Ateeqi was in second place 3.388s behind, and Mohammed Al Zaidan was third 5.677s from the winner.
Soud Al Thanai, Nawaf Al Shuaibi, Ali Adiby, Adel Najjar and Mohammed Al Eidi rounded out the top eight, who were all competing in the BMR’s Super Stock class.
Martijn Heemskerk was the winner in the Hornets class. David Wynne was second and Pawel Rosciszewski finished third.

 A glimpse of the BMR 600 action at Bahrain International Circuit
A glimpse of the BMR 600 action at Bahrain International Circuit

Race 2

In race two, Alshammari triumphed in 13:32.441. Al Thani claimed the runner-up podium step 0.477s behind, while Al Zaidan was third 5.378s back. Webster was fourth and Al Ateeqi fifth, while Al Shuaibi, Najjar and Nasser Al Khadra were also in the top eight overall and in the Super Stock.
Heemskerk led the same trio on the podium for the Hornets class.

To view Results & Standings click here.

Round two of the BMR 600 is scheduled to take place on November 25 alongside the BIC 2,000cc Challenge and the Bahrain Superbike Championship.

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