Bahrain: Bahraini Team set to compete at the Bahrain 6 Hour Bike Festival

Bahrain: Bahraini Team set to compete at the Bahrain 6 Hour Bike Festival

Husein Kooheji in practice at Sakhir Circuit Bahrain

Sakhir, 14th Nov 2010: The Kingdom of Bahrain is set to witness one of the most exciting events of two wheeled racing this month when Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) hosts the Bahrain 6 hour Bike Festival, set to take place on the 19th and 20TH of November 2010. The event is organized by Bahrain Motor Federation (BMF) and will be an exhibition race which will feature Bahrain’s own motorbike team alongside 18 other international competitors.

BMC Riders Abdul Afar Al Bastaki, Husein Kooheji, Amran Al Sayed and Ahmed Khalaf

Bahrain’s very own team, Bahrain Motorcycle Club (BMC), will be competing in the six hour endurance event amongst an international cast of participants, including two teams from Qatar. The race is the first of its kind to be hosted in Bahrain.

Isa Al Awadi, President of BMC, commented; “this is a fantastic development for regional motorbike racing and is a significant step forward for the sport. The Bahrain 6 Hour Bike Festival will see teams from all over the world compete and it is phenomenal that we are holding this event right here in Bahrain. Four Bahraini drivers will be participating under the colours of the BMC, including Abdul Afar Al Bastaki, Husein Kooheji, Amran Al Sayed and Ahmed Khalaf. I would like to give special thanks to the Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation (QMMF) President Nasser Al-Attiyah for his continuous support of the Bahraini team and to the BIC for their hard work in making this event possible.”

Hussein Al Kooheji, one of the members of the participating BMC team

Hussein Al Kooheji, one of the members of the participating BMC team, stated; “We are all determined to complete this race and it would be a great achievement to finish within the top ten. Our performance at the Qatari endurance race was bitter-sweet as we were within the top twelve for the majority of the race and even overcame an accident in the third hour, but an unfortunate second accident during the final 45 minutes meant we did not cross the finish line. The Bahrain 6 Hour Bike Festival is an excellent platform to develop other motorcycle activities and is an important step in the right direction. I would like to thank Nasser Al-Attiyah of QMMF for his support and the BIC for giving us this opportunity.”

The event will feature a wide selection of off-track activities and entertainment for the entire family, while the BIC’s renowned Kart Zone will be open for those wishing to try their hand behind the wheel!

Tickets to the Bahrain 6-Hour Bike Festival cost 5 BD for adults for the entire weekend. Those aged 15 years old and younger can get in absolutely free.

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