Bahrain: Turkey’s Gulev and Yuloc clinch historic victory in inaugural FIA GT Nations Cup race

Bahrain: Turkey’s Gulev and Yuloc clinch historic victory in inaugural FIA GT Nations Cup race

BIC, Sakhir – Team Turkey made history this evening after becoming the first-ever winners of an FIA GT Nations Cup race, as the Bapco Bahrain GT Festival came to a spectacular close at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir.

Their victory was marked by a dazzling fireworks display that proved to be a fitting conclusion to an action-packed weekend of GT racing at its finest.

Also today, CMR won the Main Race in the GT4 International Cup, while the Bryant pair of Oliver and Grahame competing in a 1964 Shelby Cobra posted a fine double in the Bahrain Classic Challenge.

Aside from the racing, thousands enjoyed the wide variety of family entertainment all throughout the day at the BIC vending area.

There was a wide array of acts to keep young children engaged, while everyone was left in awe by thrilling performances, among which included an exciting Monster Truck show.

There were also extreme activities enjoyed by many, including a pair of heart-stopping thrill rides like the SCAD Freefall and a Freefall Stunt Bag, as well as the challenging Ninja Assault course.

The weekend’s events were organised by BIC in cooperation with SRO Motorsports Group.

Turkish delight in first-ever FIA GT Nations Cup race

The Turkish pairing of Ayhancan Guven and Salih Yuloc steered their Mercedes-AMG GT3 to the chequered flag after an eventful 27 laps around BIC’s brilliantly illuminated 5.412-kilometre desert track.

After starting from pole, Guven and Yuloc claimed first place 3.311 seconds ahead of the runners-up from Team UK, represented by Christopher Buncombe and Christopher Froggatt driving a Ferrari 488 GT3.

Coming away with the final podium place were the Team Denmark duo of Nicklas Nielsen and Johnny Laursen, who were 4.459s behind the winners in their own Ferrari 488 GT3.

Russia were classified fourth, China were fifth and Italy rounded out the top six.

The rest of the final classification, from seventh through 14th, respectively, included Hong Kong, Malaysia, Argentina, Thailand, Japan, Mexico, France and Sweden.

Not classified were Germany, Belgium, Australia and Belarus.

CMR claim huge come-from-behind win in GT4 Main Race

CMR claimed a fantastic victory tonight under the stars in the first-ever Main Race of the GT4 International Cup.

Their no. 35 Alpine A110 GT4, driven by Pierre Sancinena and Pierre-Alexandre Jean, cinched the chequered flag after 25 laps.

After starting the race from way back in 18th position, CMR managed to battle to the front and eventually claim the well-deserved win. They finished the hour-long session with a 5.677s gap ahead of Phoenix Racing’s no.5 Audi R8 LMS GT4, driven by Nicolaj Moller-Madsen and Milan Dontje and starting from pole.

Classified in third place were 3Y Technology 9.338s behind, with Enzo Guibbert and Gilles Vannelet competing in a BMW M4 GT4.

Sainteloc Junior Team came fourth, Academy Motorsport Ltd were fifth, and AKKA-ASP Team finished sixth.

The Main Race marked the end of the season for the participating GT4 teams. It was the first-ever GT4 International Cup, which brought together champions from various GT4 series held across the globe and affiliated with head organisers SRO Motorsports Group.

Bryants complete perfect weekend with ’64 Shelby Cobra in Bahrain

Oliver and Grahame Bryant completed a perfect weekend in the Bahrain Classic Challenge.

They won Race Two to complete a fantastic double after also previously topping the timesheets in Practice and Qualifying.

Driving their 1964 Shelby Cobra, the Bryants won the meeting’s second event with a massive gap of 55.128 seconds from the rest of the pack.

The Bryants had earlier, clinched first place from pole in the 24-lap Qualifying and were virtually unchallenged for the victory. They finished a comfortable 42.023 seconds ahead of runner-up Guillermo Fierro in Race One. Fierro in a 1960 Maserati T61 was the runner-up once again in Race Two, while Edwin Stucky and Ludovic Cholley sharing the duties in a 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona completed the podium placers in third. They were 1m 48.311s off the winners’ pace.

In fourth were Peter Muelder and Christian Traber in a 1965 Bizzarrini 5300 GT, fifth was Malte Muller-Wrede in a 1965 Marcos 1800 GT, and in sixth were Jan Gijzen and Anthony Schrauwen in a 1958 Lister Knobbly.

The Bahrain Classic Challenge was held in co-operation with Patrick Peter’s Sixties Endurance Racing Series, which is a popular category featuring iconic machines and usually found at Europe’s premier venues. The Sixties Endurance Racing Series added a historic flavour to the Bapco Bahrain GT Festival

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8 hrs ago

MotoGP

Throwing it back to the #Moto2 race of the #BritishGP 2012 🇬🇧

Enjoy the last laps battle for the 2nd place between Marquez and Redding! ⚔️

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I was there.....Brilliant racing!!

Very drunk day but remember the race. Loved watching Scott race. All packed and ready for Silverstone Thursday morning.

Fantastic battle 👍

I was there, great finish. Home crowd went wild when Redding got back in front, then deadly silent when Marquez had a look up inside on last bend, then wild again when Redding cut back across. Amazing stuff!

Awesome pictures!

Amazing

Very cool video MotoGP. More like this one please!!!

however Mac Marquez with his current performance does not have to be Marquez's best

Great performance by Pol & Scott at the end💪🏼..that was a cracker💥..

Very nice

Very nice

All these guys are big talents. Many riders like Pol Espargaro, Alvaro Bautista, Bradley Smith, Antony West & many more are great riders and capable of winning championships ( capable ). People underestimate these guys by their bad results, but really..top material is key in these classes, especially in the MotoGp class. Give them a solid ride and they'll blow your mind

Redding never got the ride he deserved.

2019, #93 is the winner..😋🏁

special suter chassis for marc and mysterious team 😉 after marc step up to motogp, this team directly disappear, nobody know where are they now.

Just shows how good Redding was but never really got the bike to really take it to them in Motogp.

Man, I miss Scott Redding in the padock "let's get it babi"

Muy buena carrera no apta para cardíacos 🤭🤭🤭

Forget just how good Redding could have been with a decent bike

now whrs redding? gone?

Nice

Nice to see maq battle for other place than 1st

Kaj mu je pa SCOTT REDDING naredil,šale in kape.😀

Bring back Redding

duel one on one in the final lap marquez lose .....

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11 hrs ago

MotoGP

The dramatic moment which cost Marc Márquez a shot at victory at Silverstone two years ago! 😱

The world champion's misfortune opened the door for Andrea Dovizioso to snatch the win! 💨

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Good Day all.

Encore! Encore! Do it again!

Unlikely to be repeated! Hope Dovi brings his A game though. 👍🏼👍🏼

Gave the rest a chance

So what's new?? Sometimes these kind of technical failures happens in Motorsport... Very rare that engine blow sky high to premier class bike.

Saya Mie Halim moh top fan sama sama

I love coming here and waiting for all the Yellow gob smokers.

I thought "the legend" was gonna win that day.. 😅

Was at this race, and that bike blowing up was almost as good as a Rossi win 😀

RAre footage for sure

Ah, I could watch that Honda blow up all day every day...

Alex Groenewold finger cross 😅👍.. voor komend weekend

#MM93 Come Back STRONGER! 💪💪💪😎👍👍👍

Fast forward >>>> he is the world champion!!

Wow

Wow

And finaly , the boss MM93 won the title one more time

Nothing can stop him not even a broken bike ! Simply the king of MotoGP !

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13 hrs ago

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“As you can see, I’m a bit high mileage” - 😂 - Bob’s funny! What a lucky guy - I’d give my right arm to work for F1❗️

( •_•) ( >💎 oh! Preciosa insignia! /︶\

Must be an awesome feeling..I certainly Would love to work with f1 even if it was to clean a window.

Nice. Long time lots of great words over the years

Awesome to get behind the scenes!

I love the voice of that guy

Cheers to the great Bob!!!

Amazing. I remember this voice. Thanks.

More than 660 wow ! I mean that’s amazingly nice, being with the next generation sharing your experience & catching something new from them it’s a nice way. Good going Bob keep it up & don’t forget to change the baton when you still can... 👍

It’s nice to now be able to put a name/face to the voice. Keep up the good work Bob. 🎤 🔈

Bobs Brilliant we love Bob in our house 👍🏻

Love these little insights into the F1 community 👍

Amazing with the “carmen opera” music

Awesome to put the face to the voice.

Hey I’m a top fan again, but it is really cool to put a face to the voice. I never really thought about it till I saw this

Big respect for Bob cheers 🍾🍾

I now have proof of what he does when he goes away. He is my legend

I should celebrate with champagne too after being promoted to top fan for god knows what reason 😂

Finally we get to see the man! 🙌🏻

I always wondered who did the podium announcements and if it was done locally or in England. 👍

Thanks for the Top Fan position!

Never seen the man behind the legendary announcements !

Wait, what if he is the meow guy! 😆

Always wondered who did the podium announcements and now we can put a face to the voice

660 races and counting .....give Bob some champaaaaaaaagne!! 🍾🍾

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