Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), “The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East”, hosts the fifth and final round of the 2021 Bahrain Drag Racing Championship this week.
The meeting kicks off with two days of Test and Tune today and tomorrow night, followed by Qualifying on Thursday and Race Day on Friday.
All the action will be held along BIC’s quarter-mile drag strip, which is part of the US-based National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Worldwide Network.
The event is being organised by BIC in co-operation with the Bahrain Motor Federation, the Bahrain Drag Racing Club and the Bahrain Motorcycle Club.
The proceedings are being held with no spectators in attendance and with strict health protection measures in place, in line with government regulations and guidance.
Heading into the season-finale, six drivers have already clinched the titles of their respective categories.
They include Bahrain1 Racing’s Khalid Al Balooshi in the Pro Mod class, Bapco Motorsport’s Hani Ali in the Index 8.5 category, Obaid Al Balooshi in the Competition 4.5 class, Hussain Mohammed in the Super Street V8 category, Mahmood Mohammed in the Outlaw 4 and Nawaf Almannai in the Outlaw 6 category.
The five other titles are set to be decided in this round. They include the Index 10.5 class currently led by Ali Abdulla, Index 9.0 presently topped by Hamdan Al Kaabi, the Super Street Bikes led by Yusuf Hilal, the Index 8.5 Bikes led by Ali Bahram, and the Street Fight Bikes currently led by Hamad Ahmed.
Each of the season’s winners will be taking home a trophy from the Bahrain championship as well as a prestigious Wally, which is awarded only to champions of NHRA-sanctioned events.
For more information on the Bahrain Drag Racing Championship, visit www.bahraingp.com.