Racers set to renew intense battles on the drag strip

Bahrain International Circuit, ‘The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East’, is all geared up for another three days of rip-roaring racing action, as the third and penultimate round of the 2010/2011 Bahrain National Drag Racing Championship takes place from Wednesday to Friday.

The Sakhir race track’s recently renovated quarter-mile drag strip is expected to play host to over a hundred competitors both in cars and bikes, looking for a taste of adrenaline and glory.

Battles are set to heat up as the season draws to a close and division titles still up for grabs.

The championship has been organized by the Bahrain Drag Racing Club, which falls under the umbrella of the Bahrain Motor Federation, and will be held under the auspices of Bahrain International Circuit.

Competitors will come from Bahrain and all across the GCC, such as from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the UAE.

Action kick starts on Wednesday evening with a “test and tune” session, scheduled from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. On Thursday, qualifying will take place from 6 p.m. It will determine the first round match-ups for race day on Friday, which will also start from 6 p.m.

Yasser Abdullah, Secretary at the Bahrain Drag Racing Club, is looking forward to the upcoming round, and he expects a huge turnout of competitors coming from Bahrain and all across the GCC, such as from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the UAE.

Organisers have allocated hall number 11 along the Oasis Complex for media members who wish to cover the event.

Members of the public are also invited to enjoy all the high-octane action first hand. Tickets cost 3 BD for the Batelco Grandstand on race day, and 2 BD for qualifying.

Luxury lounges are also available for those wishing to watch the racing in complete comfort. Entry is 25 BD per person for the two days of racing, and 15 BD for race day alone. Children aged 3 to 15 years old can get in for half the price for the entire round.

For more information, call the Bahrain International Circuit hotline on +973-17-450000, or visit the circuit’s official website on www.bahraingp.com.