| When? November 14-15
Event? Six Hours of Bahrain
Where? Bahrain International Circuit
Bahrain International Circuit aims to shed new light on this popular race by hosting it at night and utilising its new, state-of-the-art floodlighting.
This year’s Six Hours of Bahrain is the seventh and penultimate round of the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). It will be another major segment of the grand celebrations marking Bahrain International Circuit’s (BIC) landmark 10th anniversary.
“We look forward to once again welcoming the WEC family back to the Kingdom for another exciting edition of the Six Hours of Bahrain,” says Shaikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa, chief executive of Bahrain International Circuit. “This endurance spectacle is a very unique event that has the potential of becoming a favourite amongst motor sport fans here in Bahrain and across the region.”
This will be the third successive year BIC will be hosting the Six Hours of Bahrain, but it will be the first time for the WEC’s competitors to race under BIC’s all-new track lighting system, which was only partially complete when the event took place last year.
The floodlights made their global debut at this year’s Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix. They have added a brilliant new spectacle to the racing package at BIC, enhancing the excitement for both the competing drivers and race fans.
Many of the world’s prestigious car brands will be represented in the various race classes, including Audi, Toyota, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Porsche, Nissan and Chevrolet. The challengers will be competing in five categories, one more than last year’s race.
Six Hours of Bahrain guarantees entertainment on and off the track, as it hosts carnival games, miniature rides for children, arts and crafts stations, food and beverage stalls and live stage performers.
To add to the excitement, BIC will be opening its paddock to the public so that you will have the opportunity to see the action up close, including the WEC teams and drivers hard at work. The open paddock is unique to the WEC as no other global championship gives as much free access to what is going on behind the scenes.
Tickets to the Six Hours of Bahrain are priced at BD20. Children aged 12 years and younger can get their tickets at half the price. Toddlers aged up to three years can get in for free.
Call 17 450-000.