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Drifting event off to a thrilling start

Thu, 16 Mar 2017
GDN Online Desk
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PRACTICES got action off to a scintillating start yesterday in the “King of Desert” Drifting Championship at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir.

For the first time ever in the history of Bahrain motor sport, this international pro drifting event is taking place at “The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East”.

Around 20 drifters from all over the world are taking part in the two-day event, which continues today with qualifications and the final.

All are welcome to attend today’s activities, which will be held from2.30pm to 10pm. All those with tickets to this year’s Formula One Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix will be able to watch both days without any additional cost. Tickets will also be available at the gate at BD5 each.


Fans will be able to watch all the action from Turn One Grandstand and University grandstands.

The drifting is being held from BIC’s Michael Schumacher Turn (Turn One) to Turn Three.

The “King of Desert” in Bahrain is the final round of the region-wide series, which has also made stops in Muscat and Abu Dhabi.

It is being held as part of Race Fever, which is a month-long programme of exciting events organised by BIC as part of the lead-up to the 2017 Formula One Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix to be held from April 14 to 16 at BIC.

Race Fever kicked off on Monday night with a live performance by Bryan Adams and continues with the “King of Desert”.

The “King of Desert” championship is known on the global scale as “Drift King of Nations Pro Series”, and it also holds events in Europe, South America, South Africa, Australia and Asia.

“Drift King of Nations Pro Series” is recognised as one of the world’s leading professional drifting championships. It boasts some of the youngest yet most talented rosters of drivers.

Race Fever continues later this month with a Neon Run on March 24 and Formula Two (newly rebranded from GP2 Series) testing on March 30 and 31. Race Fever Game Zone will also be open on those days.