Karting: Bahrain International Karting Circuit set for action-packed final KF round

Karting: Bahrain International Karting Circuit set for action-packed final KF round

STAGE SET FOR CIK-FIA WORLD KF and KF-JUNIOR KARTING CHAMPIONSHIP AT BIC Bahrain International Karting Circuit set for Action-packed Final Round on Wednesday

Sun, 17th Nov – BIC, Sakhir – Motorsport fans will wait for just two more days before the second and final round of the 2013 CIK-FIA World KF and KF-Junior Championship takes Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), by storm. A slew of the world’s most talented up-and-coming karters are set to compete at the event which will take place from Wednesday till Saturday at BIC’s Bahrain International Karting Circuit, Sakhir.

The championship’s Bahrain round comes after the exciting curtain-raising round that took place last August at the UK’s PF International Kart Circuit in Brandon, Grantham. The opening round saw a masterful display from Dutchman Max Verstappen as he powered on to a first place finish in the KF. He placed ahead of Nicklas Nielsen who will look to make amends at the Bahrain round. Meanwhile, Briton Ben Hanley managed third place on the podium. In the KF-Junior class, British talent Lando Norris put forward a dominant display of control to see off threats from Jehan Daruvala who finished second ahead of Germany’s Mick Betsch.

This year’s championship features a roster of about 140 drivers, with about 55 competing in the KF class, and about 85 in the KF-Junior class. A multinational list of participants will look to end the season on a high note as they compete against drivers from the Netherlands, France Denmark Poland, Italy, France, Finland, Spain, Great Britain, Macau, Russia, Germany, Japan, Venezuela, Singapore, Canada, Australia, the Sultanate of Oman, South Africa, India, Belgium, Brazil, China, the United States, Luxembourg, Thailand, Romania, Argentina, Sweden, Estonia, Norway, Morocco, and the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Flying the flag for Bahrain are the Saudi Falcons Team’s Abdulla Al Thawadi in the KF class and His Highness Shaikh Isa Bin Abdulla Al Khalifa who competes in the KF-Junior class for Bahrain One Racing. Both karters will look to leave their mark on home soil when they compete at BIC, “the Home of Motorsport in the Middle East,” this weekend.

This year marks the second successive year that the kingdom will stage a top-class international karting event. Last year, Bahrain staged the third and final round of the CIK-FIA U18 World Karting Championship and Academy Trophy.

Away from the track, a packed programme of family-friendly entertainment activities will keep fans delighted on the sidelines of the CIK-FIA World KF and KF-Junior Karting Championship. Fans will enjoy music from the Bahraini Lewa Band, face painting, henna art, calligraphy, pottery painting, cotton candy, live pottery, balloon twisters, carnival game and other attractions. Food and beverage stalls will also be on hand.

The exciting closing round is open to all on all days of karting action and entry to the general public is free of charge. Paddock Tickets costing BD10 apiece, are also available and allow holders access to the Paddock area where they can mingle with teams and drivers.

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15 minutes ago


After 20 gripping laps, it all came down the final few metres! ⚔️

Watch the overtake which saw Álex Rins narrowly get the better of Marc Márquez! 🏁

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Amazing race.. ee all cheered for you alex 😀

I had to clap for the television, no words for the race Rins did, what a lesson for Marquez and all the others riders

Fantastic last couple of MotoGP races, brilliant win for Rins 🏁

Beautiful... He know he can do it at the last corner...

Two races in a row now where MM93 hasn’t managed his tires till the end and has lost it in the final stages. He used to be the best at that.

i had to shout when rins got the W..what a race..marq rear tire got skid a little & it turn out for open to rins..

Superbe manœuvre et très propre 👍😎

Magnifique coiffé sur la ligne d'arrivée 😂😂😂

Rins had time to look at him ... scene for Descktop 😍

Wasted! Marquez's rear slide followed by front slide ... no more grip. Rin's tires still gripping.

prachtig weer in de laatste bocht voorbij gekomen.

Awesome pass on the inside.

Magical move! 🥰

A move Marques would have been proud of.

This is what Moto GP is all about! Realistically, MM has the title sown up, but he's still willing to lay it all on the line to win races. I don't really have a favourite, I just have huge respect for all riders and what they bring to the sport! 🙏

That look at Marquez. Priceless.

And rins giving marques the side eye as he crossed the line!!! Well earned victory

Kevin Schwantz style 💪

One of the greatest finish ever!!!

Mark is best all time MM93

Yes 42INS!!

2 right corner again for M.M

To rins " youre amazing "


Alex Rins has just revealed the secret of beating 93....stick with him like a leech till the very last corner...& 'bamm'! Vamos!

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1 hr ago


WHAT an incredible race at Silverstone! 🔥

Remember you can watch now the #BritishGP 🇬🇧 race OnDemand with #VideoPass ➡️ bit.ly/BrVoDfb
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Great great race yesterday .. great rins and great Marquez .. two great drivers ..😁🤙🏁

Great battle👍🏻👍🏻👏🏻

Gilbert Durand j’avais filmé notre dernière sortie...souvenir souvenir....😉😉😉🤣

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Phil Goode

I still think that overtake on finish line is the least thing Rins should do, after he get on Marquez's Rear wheel for thirty laps. Still, one of the borest race on MotoGP ever.

Suzuki love

Those lean angles are sick 😮

Océane Duchemin regarde moi cette angle de malade 😍😍😍😍

Tobias Maibom siehste es geht mehr als 45 Grad 👌🏻

Ludo Metz angle fort!

Im a 93 fan, but glad yesterday's race turned out the way it did. Racing has to be like this, let the best rider win for what ever reason. I stopped waching F1 because it had nothing anymore, and Moto Gp feels the same way some times......👌👌👌👌👌

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