Promote the safety and soundness of motoring and motorsport in the Kingdom of Bahrain

At a glance

The Club’s first event was staged on 12th December 1952 and was an open invitation to all automobile motorists and motor cyclists in Bahrain.

Throughout the 1950’s, the Club staged a variety of events on a regular basis and continued to strengthen its membership.

In March 1953 the Club’s aims and objectives were outlined and published in the `Al-Khamila’ and `Al-Quafilah’ newspapers as follows, "To provide open membership for all motor enthusiasts and all interested parties, to encourage good fellowship and to set a good standard of driving. All of which will be beneficial to everyone in Bahrain and to the country’s future’.

In the Eighties, the Club maintained an active calendar of events and enjoyed significant support and participation in Bahrain. Regular events included hill climbs, auto-crosses, driving tests and stage and navigation rallies. Bahrain also participated in the Middle East International Rallies until 1984.

The 1990’s have seen the Bahrain Motor Federation go forward in leaps and bounds. The Federation was affiliated to the Federation Internationale De L’Automobile (FIA) in 1997 and held its first Bahrain International Rally in 2000 after an absence on the regional rally of Sixteen years. The event attracts entrants locally, regionally and internationally and is now a permanent fixture on the FIA International Sporting calendar.

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Objectives

  • Ensure safe and fair motorsport competition.
  • Exercise the sporting power as "ASN" for Bahrain in accordance with the International Sporting Code and such instructions and directions as may be received from the FIA.
  • Encourage, manage, regulate, and advance motorsport in Bahrain upholding the values and spirit of true competitive sport and fairness.
  • Ensure safety is maximized in conduct of motorsport.
  • Formulate, issue, interpret, implement, enforce, and amend as required the GCR (General Competition Regulations) as necessary for the control and conduct of motorsport in Bahrain.
  • Issue competition licences, officials licences, and event permits in accordance with the Code and the GCR.
  • Support and cooperate with any club, association, organization, group or individual whose activities or objectives are similar to those of BMF or which advance the cause of motorsport in Bahrain.
  • Publish annual Bahrain motorsport calendar of events and arrange listing of international events on the FIA calendar.
  • Establish and operate the judicial system for motorsport in Bahrain.
  • Promote programs aimed at safety, training, and education in motoring and motorsport.
  • Promote and be engaged in road safety.
  • Have regard for public interest, environment protection, and other national causes in the operations of BMF.