THE Bahrain ProAm 1000, a new motorsport 1,000km GT endurance event set to take place at the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) later this month, will now take place in early 2023.
The BIC and Driving Force Events released a statement on its Instagram account announcing the postponement of the inaugural race due to logistics and the pandemic.
“Both parties are committed to establishing this innovative series as a long-term, major fixture in the global endurance calendar,” said the BIC.
“Whilst there has been strong interest from teams to participate in the race, global logistical difficulties and the Covid-19 situation across many countries where teams are based do not present the optimum conditions to host an inaugural event of this nature.
“It has, therefore, been decided to postpone the event to next year.”
The race, taking in 185 laps of the Formula 1 circuit, had already been pushed from its original date of December 11, 2021 to January 29, 2022.
The competition was rescheduled to allow the necessary logistics for participating European teams.
The event aims to become the only global GT endurance race open exclusively to ProAm and Am driver combinations, with no Pro combinations permitted.
Further details will be announced soon by the event organisers.