WEC: Star-studded field of 118 drivers to suit up for WEC weekend at Bahrain International Circuit

WEC: Star-studded field of 118 drivers to suit up for WEC weekend at Bahrain International Circuit

BIC, Sakhir – A total of 118 drivers from all over the world will be competing in the FIA WEC Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain weekend at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC).

This field of talent includes some of motorsport’s top stars of the present and the future, and they will be showcasing their skills in four different series, headlined by the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).

The others supporting the WEC include the World Series Formula V8 3.5, the MRF Challenge and the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East.

On Friday and Saturday (Editor’s note: November 17 and 18), the gates will be open for the public to attend and enjoy all the racing as well as off-track family entertainment. Fans will be able to enter at 9am on both days. Gates close at 9pm on Friday and at 11pm on Saturday.

The BIC Paddock, along with the main and support pits, continued to be busy today as the WEC family stepped up their preparations for racing.

A majority of the drivers competing this weekend have already arrived in Bahrain. They will be able to get into their cars for the official start to racing on Thursday.

Tickets to the FIA WEC Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain are BD10 apiece for the entire weekend while all those aged 12 years old and younger can get in for free. Tickets can be purchased online at www.bahraingp.com, by calling the BIC Hotline on +973-17-450000 or by visiting the BIC stand at the ground floor of Bahrain City Centre opposite Gate no. 3.

Race goers will be free to watch all the high-octane action from the Main Grandstand and also enjoy an Open Paddock experience throughout the entire weekend. Watching the event from the Main Grandstand overlooks the start and finish line, the main pit lane and the main straight.

The Open Paddock will give fans a chance to experience what goes on behind-the-scenes in the WEC paddock, where they will likely get a chance to meet one or more of the championship’s star drivers.

Loads of off-track family entertainment also awaits race-goers at BIC. Some of the most sought-after attractions include bungee jumping, street shows, roaming performers, children’s theatre shows and a kids’ area.

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