Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) announced yesterday that it has extended its NHRA Worldwide Network agreement with US-based National Hot Rod Association (NHRA).
The NHRA Worldwide Network is designed to enable drag racing facilities around the world conduct events under the NHRA banner.
As part of the NHRA Worldwide Network, BIC will be able to use the specially designed “Worldwide Drag Racing” NHRA oval for broad promotional purposes and will be able to draw on NHRA’s decades of experience and history.
BIC Chief Executive Shaikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa commented: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with NHRA. We have been part of the international network since 2011 and during that time it has been an instrumental support in the growth of the sport in Bahrain, whilst helping us to professionalise further our operations.
“As a circuit, we are able to attract world-class teams which are competitive at the highest level, globally.
“We look to help continue the growth of drag racing in the region.”
Josh Peterson, NHRA vice-president racing administration, added: “We are excited to announce BIC has extended their agreement with the NHRA.
“Drag Racing is extremely popular in Bahrain and we are excited to continue working with the track to help continue to grow their programmes.”
BIC will have access to various departments within NHRA and may also request training at the track site.