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Bahrain Jazz Fest

October 10 - 16, 2018

Gulf Weekly Bahrain Jazz Fest

Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) will host three championships held under the Circuit Racing Club (CRC) banner including the BIC 2,000cc Challenge for cars, the Bahrain Superbike Championship and Bahrain Motorcycle Racing (BMR) 600 for motorbikes.

There will be seven rounds over the course of the season.

Round One of National Race Day takes place on Friday from 2pm to 8pm with entry costing BD2 for adults and BD1 for children. Round Two will be on November 2, Round Three on December 7, Round Four on January 11, Round Five on February 1, Round Six on March 8 with the last one on April 26.

The Bahrain Drag Racing Championship will take place under the umbrella of the NHRA Worldwide Network with five rounds. Round One is set for November 17, Round Two on December 22. In the New Year, Round Three will take place on January 19, with Round Four and Round Five on February 23 and March 2. 

BIC’s first major international event of this season will be the second Bahrain GT Festival scheduled for November 30 and December 1. It will feature three categories headlined by the all-new FIA GT Nations Cup. The other two are the SRO GT4 World Final and the Patrick Peter’s Classic Endurance Racing Series.

The FIA GT Nations Cup is an all-new championship sanctioned by the FIA and will be taking place for the very first time at BIC. There are currently 14 teams confirmed representing Hong Kong, Denmark, Thailand, Italy, Australia, Japan, Chinese Taipei, Belarus, Germany, Russia, New Zealand, Belgium, France and Sweden.

Two qualifying sessions will set the grid for a pair of 60-minute qualifying races – the first on Friday, the second on Saturday – which in turn decide how drivers will line up for a 60-minute main race on Saturday afternoon.

The Bahrain GT Festival will deliver the inaugural SRO GT4 World Final. There will be two 60-minute qualifying races followed by a main 60-minute event, mirroring that used by the FIA GT Nations Cup.

Tickets are BD5 for adults and half price for teenagers aged 13 to 17. Children aged 12 and under can attend free.

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