One of the toughest tests in all of grassroots motorsport takes place at Bahrain International Karting Circuit (BIKC) this weekend.
The third and final round of the 2017/2018 Bahrain Karting Endurance Championship (BKEC) is a 24-hour challenge at BIKC’s 1.414-km Commission Internationale de Karting (CIK) track tomorrow and Saturday.
Fifteen teams have signed up for the event with time still remaining for late entrants.
Besides the best positioning in the overall classification, the participants will be battling it out in three different categories – Pro, Nations and Corporate.
Those competing in the Pro category are Racing.BH, Zain Racing, Ice Racing, BICMC and Modave Mrk Pro. In the Nations category are BeeSa Racing, Go Gosaibi, Zain Racing, two Special Needs teams, and three Last Min teams. The Corporate category will be contested between Texel Air and Redline Racing.
Action begins at 1pm tomorrow with qualifying practice for 90 minutes. At 3pm, final qualifying will take place with the top 10 battling over the first 10 minutes and then later at 3.15pm the top 5 for another five minutes. That sets the stage for the grid walk from 3.30pm to 3.50pm.
The race flags off at 4pm, and the chequered flag comes down a day later at 4pm on Saturday.