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BIC hosts back-to-back days of Open Track and Ultimate track experience

Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) hosts a busy weekend for speed enthusiasts with back-to-back days of adrenaline-pumping events, including Open Track Day and the Ultimate Track Experience. These are two of the most popular activities at “The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East” as they put motorsport lovers right in the heart of the action.

Open Track will be held on Friday along BIC’s 5.412-kilometre Grand Prix Circuit while the Ultimate Track Experience takes place on Saturday (January 11) on BIC’s 2.55-kilometre Inner Track. Friday ’s Open Track is scheduled from 9am until 5pm. It is expected to draw in scores of participants looking to drive their sports cars or ride their motorbikes along a world-class racing facility. The cost to take part is BD89.500 for the full day and BD63 for a half day.

There is also an option of a single session for BD26.500. Discounts are available for those who book in advance. Also set to be held as part of the Open Track Day are the Jaguar Experience, and passenger experiences in a Clio Cup sports car and Radical SR3 prototype. Delivered through a unique and tailored drive, the Jaguar Experience has been designed to ensure that all guests are given a dynamic, hands-on and memorable time in a Jaguar F-Type. The cost for the Jaguar Experience is BD63. The Clio Cup car is a Renault-manufactured racing machine.

It features a 1.6-litre Turbocharged engine that can generate up to 220bhp and 6,000rpm. The passenger experience can be bought for BD26.500. The Radical SR3 boasts an RPE-Suzuki Generation 1,340 DOHC engine. It can go from zero to 100kmh in 3.4 seconds, and it has a six-speed sequential gearbox and paddle gearshift system.

The SR3 passenger ride costs BD37. At the Ultimate Track Experience on Saturday, race fans will be able to enjoy the activity from 8am until 4pm. It is set to include drives in a Clio Cup and in a Radical SR1 prototype, as well as a second straight day for thrilling passenger rides in the Clio Cup car and the ultra-quick Radical SR3. The drive in the Clio Cup car can be purchased for BD115.500.

The Radical SR1 prototype features a 1,340cc engine which can generate 185bhp. It launches from zero to 100kph in 3.6 seconds. This drive costs BD126, and completing the Clio Cup drive is a prerequisite to taking part in the SR1 experience. Both the Clio Cup and SR3 passenger rides will be the same price as they were on Friday