Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) is all set to host the opening round of the 2018-19 National Race Day on Friday in Sakhir.
Set to light up BIC’s 2.55-kilometre Inner Track are the BIC 2,000cc Challenge and the Bahrain Motorcycle Racing (BMR) 600.
Both series are amongst the most hotly contested national championships in Bahrain, with competitors of different nationalities and skill levels but all sharing a deep passion for racing.
Action on Friday will be held from 4pm until 9pm. All are welcome to attend. Tickets can be purchased at the gate at BD2 apiece for adults and BD1 for children.
Established in 2007, the 2,000cc Challenge is the longest-running circuit racing championship in the region. Following simple regulations yet extremely fun to watch, the series is the ideal venue for aspiring racers to develop their skills.
Practice in the 2,000cc Challenge on Friday is set for 4.35pm, while Qualifying will begin at 5.35pm. The first 12-lap race will then flag off at 7.05pm while race two will be at 8.36pm.
A packed grid of 16 cars are scheduled to race in the season-opening meeting. They have been divided into two classes, including the Pro and the Novice.
BMR, meanwhile, is among the first motorbike championships to establish itself at BIC. Riders compete in identical Honda Hornet 600cc bikes, thus requiring the maximum from each participant to claim a victory.
BMR will get racing underway on Friday afternoon at 4pm with Practice. Qualifying will then be held at 5.10pm, setting the Grid for the first 11-lap race scheduled for a 6.32pm start. Race two will take place at 8pm.
The 2018-’19 season will feature seven rounds of National Race Day. Round two will be on November 2, round three on December 7, round four on January 11, round five on February 1, round six on March 8 and round seven on April 26.