Bahrain Automobile Federation Announces Action-Packed Drag Racing, Track Racing and Karting at BIC | THE DAILY TRIBUNE
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An action-packed calendar of events with races running almost every weekend between late September and April next year was announced yesterday by the Bahrain Motor Federation (BMF), as part of its exciting 2021 season / 2022.
No less than six national championships will be held on the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir in drag races, circuit races and karting.
The Bahrain Drag Racing Championship, the region’s first series, will host five rounds along the world-class quarter-mile track of BIC, a member of the US-based National Hot Rod Association’s global network.
Head-to-head fights will begin with the first round from November 16 to 19, followed by the second from November 30 to December 3.
The third round will take place during the New Year from January 4 to 7, while the fourth will take place from February 8 to 11. This will set the stage for the championship final the following weekend, February 15-18.
The circuit racing events, headlining the BIC 2000cc Challenge, will take place over seven events. They will start the season with testing on September 24, giving contestants a chance to prepare for the first round of their new campaign on October 1.
The second round will take place on the weekend of October 29 and 30 in support of the FIA ââWorld Endurance Championship, followed by the third round on December 10 as part of the 1000 km Gulf weekend.
Rounds four and five will be held on January 14 and 28 respectively, followed by the sixth round on February 25, followed by the seventh and final round on April 1.
The karting schedule will be the busiest of the season with the addition of the all-new Sakhir Rotax Max Challenge (SRMC) which complements the long-established Bahrain Rotax Max Challenge (BRMC) and Bahrain Sodi World Series (BSWS).
The SRMC will be the first to use the tarmac of the Bahrain International Karting Circuit (BIKC), and it will take place over four rounds. The first two will take place on two consecutive days on October 8 and 9, while the third and fourth rounds will take place on October 22 and 23.
The BRMC and BSWS series will each take place over seven rounds, taking place on the same days. The first round is scheduled for January 22 next year, followed by the second and third rounds on February 4 and 5.
The fourth round will then take place on February 26, the fifth and sixth on March 11 and 12. The BMRC and BSWS season finals will then take place on March 25.
This season’s karting action will also include a grueling 24-hour endurance race, scheduled for February 11-12 in Sakhir. In addition to all the aforementioned championships, the BMF will be hosting four Autocross events at the BIC on November 12 and 26, December 24 and March 4.
An exciting program of international events will also mark the 2021/2022 season. These will include the FIA ââFormula 1 Championship, the first-ever FIA WEC doubles tournament in Bahrain, as well as the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2021 from December 11-18 at BIKC.