The second round of the 2018/2019 Bahrain Karting Sprint Championship (BKSC) takes place today at Bahrain International Karting Circuit (BKIC) in Sakhir. Following an action-packed season- opener held last month, racing is expected to intensify as the karters compete glory, silverware and valuable championship points.
Lighting up BIKC’s world-renowned 1.414 -kilometre Commission Internationale de Karting (CIK) Track this weekend will be BKSC’s Bahrain Rotax Mojo Max Challenge (BRMMC). Many of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s best karters will be suiting up for the event, which is set to feature the following BRMMC non-gearbox classes: Micro (eight to 11 years old), Mini (10 to 13 years old), Junior (12 to 15 years), Max (14 years old and above) and the Max-Masters (32 years old and above).
They will all be battling it out in karts with sealed Rotax 125cc EVO engines, which must be checked and sealed by BIKC before being allowed to take part. Tyres must be Mojo D2 tyres for the Micro and Mini classes; and Mojo D4 tyres for the Junior, Max and Max-Masters classes. Heading into Friday’s round, Absolute Racing team are in the lead in three of the five entrant categories.
They top all Max-Master entrants with 35 points, lead the Mini entrants with 62 points, and are setting the pace amongst Micro entrants with 71 points. Setting the pace for entrants in the Max class are Racing Bahrain with 78 points, while Dojomoto Racing top the Junior entrants standings with 48 points.
This year’s BRMMC will crown two winners at the end of the season: the first is the driver’s champion and the other is the entrant. There are seven rounds in all in the on-going campaign, with round three following this weekend’s events on December 8, which will be the last of the calendar year.