Bahrain International Circuit is hosting world-class action in the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) 2021 and the 2021/2022 Bahrain Drag Racing Championship (BDRC), which will be heating up the tarmac at the karting track and drag strip.
RMCGF has already kicked off at BIC’s world-class karting facility, Bahrain International Karting Circuit (BIKC), with the action featuring more than 400 karters from 75 countries continuing until Saturday.
This is the first time the RMCGF is being held in the kingdom, and BIKC’s 1.414-km CIK-FIA circuit is in the global karting spotlight.
The participants are battling it out in seven different categories, including the Micro MAX, the Mini MAX, the Junior MAX, the Senior MAX, the DD2, DD2 Masters and the EKART Senior.
The first on-track action, the Non-Qualifying Practices, continues until tomorrow, which is when the Qualifying Heats will take place until Thursday. Friday will then see the Pre-Finals, setting the stage for the Finals on Saturday.
All are welcome to attend the event, free of charge. However, due to limited capacity, entry will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Meanwhile, the BDRC is staging the second round of its current season until Thursday. Around 200 of the region’s best drag racers will be battling it out in the Middle East’s premier drag racing series which began yesterday.
Two days of Test and Tune yesterday and today will get the racing going, scheduled for 7pm to midnight. Qualifying will be held tomorrow, setting up the elimination pairings for Race Day on Thursday. Racing will be held from 4pm on both nights.
Huge crowds are expected to turn out for one of the most popular events on the BIC calendar.
Tickets are available online at BIC’s official website bahraingp.com and at the gate. They cost BD2 for each day of Test and Tune, and BD5 for the Start Line Grandstand or BD3 for the Batelco Grandstand for Qualifying and Race Day. Tickets for children aged 12 and under are half price.
All the racing will be held along BIC’s world-famous drag strip, which is a part of the US-based National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Worldwide Network.
For more information on all events happening at BIC this National Day and beyond, visit bahraingp.com, follow the circuit’s social media channels or call the BIC Hotline on +973-17450000.