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Go karting for glory

October 9 - 15, 2019

Gulf Weekly Go karting for glory

The Bahrain Karting Sprint Championship (BKSC) is back on track with racers raring to rev their engines to win the coveted cup.

The opening round of the 2019/2020 championship started last Saturday at the Bahrain International Karting Circuit (BIKC) with seven more weekends to go along with two highly competitive series taking to the tarmac under the BKSC umbrella.

These events are the Bahrain Rotax Mojo Max Challenge (BRMMC) for Rotax kart owners and the Bahrain Sprint Sodi World Series (BSSWS), which is the premier arrive-and-drive karting championship in the region.

Each category offers its own test of quickness and driver ability, as competitors go head to head for podium places, points and all-important bragging rights.

The BRMMC will see drivers going wheel to wheel in five classes including the Micro Max, Mini Max, Junior Max, Senior Max and Max Master. More than 20 racers, boasting different background and ages, are pencilled in for this round, many of whom are returning karters from previous seasons. Qualifying Practice for the Junior Max, Senior Max and Max Master will get things underway at 3pm. They will then hold their Pre-Final over 11 laps from 3:24pm, before lining up on the grid for the 15-lap Final scheduled for 4:06pm.

The Micro Max and Mini Max participants will first go out for Qualifying Practice at 3:12pm and then for their seven-lap Pre-Final at 3:49pm. That will set the stage for their nine-lap Final at 4:41pm.

Meanwhile, about 12 drivers have already registered to compete in the BSSWS races, with many more expected to sign up on the day itself. The BSSWS action will follow the BRMMC on Saturday following the kart draw at 4:20pm. The BSSWS Qualifying begins at 5:05pm and the 11-lap Pre-Final is then set for 5:25pm, followed by the 15-lap Final at 5:55pm.

Action in the BKSC will be held over seven rounds this season. Round Two will take place on November 2 and Round Three on November 30, which will be the last of the calendar year. Round Four will kick off 2020 on January 11 and then Round Five is set for February 8. The sixth and penultimate meeting of the season will then be held on March 7, leading up to the championship-finale on April 4.

For more information on the BKSC, contact the BIKC on telephone 17451745, e-mail, or visit or

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