Bahrain International Circuit, Nov 2 – ‘The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East’, announced today its latest preparations for hosting the Bahrain 6-Hours Bike Festival, which will be held on November 19 and 20, 2010. The first-of-its-kind event is being organised by the Bahrain Motor Federation.
Speaking at today’s conference were Shaikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa, Chief Executive Officer at Bahrain International Circuit, and Sherif Al Mahdy, the circuit’s Sporting Championship Manager.
Shaikh Salman bin Isa and Al Mahdy revealed that the Festival will feature an exhibition race with teams from the FIM World Endurance Championship, which is one of the leading series in the world of motorbike racing. They said that the staging of such an event cements Bahrain International Circuit’s status as ‘The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East’, and is a valuable addition to its year-round programme of international events.
Shaikh Salman bin Isa and Al Mahdy noted that 19 teams from all over the world will be participating in the Festival, including one Bahraini squad and two from the State of Qatar. The six-hour endurance event will be a true test for the competing drivers and teams, who will be sampling Bahrain International Circuit’s world-class track for the first time.
Shaikh Salman bin Isa and Al Mahdy added that Bahrain International Circuit is constantly seeking ways to further promote all forms motorsport in the region, and the Bahrain 6-Hours Bike Festival will be the first step for the kingdom’s involvement in world-class motorbike racing.
Shaikh Salman bin Isa and Al Mahdy concluded that during the Festival, there will be plenty of fun and entertainment off the track. Located in the recreational area in the Paddock, the circuit will arrange a number of activities catered to the whole family.
Bahrain International Circuit’s world-class karting facility, Kart Zone, will also be open on both days of the event. It will give race fans the opportunity to get their own adrenaline rush on the sidelines of the highly competitive and immensely thrilling exhibition race.
Tickets for the Bahrain 6-Hours Bike Festival are now available and can be purchased for 5 BD for the entire weekend. Children aged 15 years old or younger can get in absolutely free.
For more information on the upcoming event, visit Bahrain International Circuit’s official website, www.bahraingp.com, or call the circuit hotline on +973-17-450000.