BIC: Speed Weekend set to thrill crowds at Bahrain International Circuit

Bahrains entry level Tin Top racing will add a local element

Sakhir, Bahrain, Nov 29th 2011 – This year, a trio of the Middle East’s top series will be burning rubber out on track this weekend while plenty more other entertainment activities are being held off of the tarmac.

In attendance will be the the historic first-ever round of the Maserati Trofeo JBF RAK Middle East series, as well as all the thrilling battles in the WGA Supercars Middle East Championship and the BIC 2,000cc Challenge.

“We are looking forward to hosting Speed Weekend this season, this is our third successive year to be hosting races under the Speed Weekend banner, and each time the stage grows even bigger. For this upcoming event, we have the privilege of running the first-ever round of the Maserati Trofeo JBF RAK Middle East, and I have no doubt that it will be a great spectacle to see at Speed Weekend, along with the WGA Supercars and BIC 2,000cc.” said Shaikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa, Chief Executive at Bahrain International Circuit

WGA Supercars Middle East Championship has established itself as the top regional circuit racing category in the region

The WGA Supercars Middle East Championship, backed by Bahrain-based asset management company Western Gulf Advisory (WGA), has already established itself as the top regional circuit racing category in the entire region.

The Supercars has a wide fan base from both locals and expatriates alike, and the title fight instigated in the season’s opening round in mid-November will only be heating up as the action continues with round two this Speed Weekend.

Meanwhile, the one-make Maserati championship promises to set the track alight with up to a dozen Maserati GranTurismo MC Trofeo race cars making up the opening grid.

The BIC 2,000cc Challenge is the leading category for drivers looking to make a name for themselves at the entry level of circuit racing. Competitors never cease to excite in this Bahrain-bred championship, and the trend is more than likely to continue with the third round of the season coming up.

Off the track, Bahrain International Circuit promises a long line-up of activities that people of all ages will be able to enjoy.

Young children can keep busy with a load of fun things to do such as arts and crafts and carnival games, while the enjoyable atmosphere will be enlightened further by the grooves of live musicians and a DJ spinning tracks. There will also be plenty of food and beverage stalls offering all kinds of meals and snacks.

This December’s Speed Weekend will be followed by another instalment of the event on January 6 and 7, 2012. That Speed Weekend extravaganza will continue celebrations for the New Year, and it will be another chance for all three racing championships to put on a display of the best of Middle Eastern racing.

For more information on Speed Weekend or other circuit activities, visit or call the circuit’s hotline.

Tickets to attend Speed Weekend are now available for by calling the Bahrain International Circuit Hotline on +973-17-450000. Alternatively, tickets can be purchased at the gate on both days of action.Entry costs BD5 for adults and BD2.5 for children aged 15 years and below. The prices cover both days.



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