BIC 2,000cc Challenge to headline National Race Day Friday

Thursday, Oct 3rd 2019, 7:16 am | Category: BIC 2,000cc

A highly competitive field of 17 cars will be lining up on the grid on Friday (October 4) for the first round of the 2019/2020 BIC 2,000cc Challenge, taking place at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir. 

The 2,000cc will be headlining the National Race Day programme, which also includes Round One of the Bahrain Motorcycle Racing (BMR) 600. 

All the action will be taking place along BIC’s 2.55-kilometre Inner Track from 4.45pm until after 10pm. Both championships will hold two races apiece on the day, each of which will be under floodlights. 



All are welcome to attend. Tickets are available at the gate at BD2 for adults and half the price for children. 

National Race Day is being organised by BIC in cooperation with the Bahrain Motor Federation, Circuit Racing Club and Bahrain Motorcycle Club. 

The BIC 2,000cc Challenge was established in 2007 and today it is the longest-running circuit racing series in the region. Following simple regulations yet being extremely fun to watch, it is the ideal venue for gentlemen racers to showcase their skills in a hotly contested and professionally run championship. 

The drivers are divided into two classes, including the Pro and the Novice. 



Spearheading the Pro class this first round are defending champion Tareq Al Tajer and a number of former champions including Shaikh Salman bin Isa bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, Shaikh Hamad bin Isa bin Ebrahim Al Khlifa and Raed Himmo. 

Others in this weekend’s Pro category entry list are lady participant Martyna Al Qassab, Nasser Al Alawi, Giovanni Salerno, Majed Himmo, Raed Raffii, Ahmed Bin Khanen, Abdulla Al Qaoud and Mohammed Faqihi. 

The Novice class is set to feature Shaikh Abdulla bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Andreas Buelow, Wiebke Buelow, Bassim Al Alawi and Husain Al Ghanem. 



Friday’s action in the 2,000cc begins with Practice at 5.20pm, followed by Qualifying at 6.25pm. Race One is then scheduled for 8.08pm while Race Two will be at 9.37pm. Both sprints are set for 12 laps each. 

Meanwhile, the BMR 600 is a riders’ championship that features identical 600cc, four-stroke Honda Hornet bikes. 

Practice kicks things off at 4.45pm, followed by Qualifying at 6pm. The first 11-lap race is then scheduled for a 7.22pm start, with the second sprint set for 9.02pm. 

Friday’s programme is set to culminate with the Podium Ceremony.  

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