BIC launches ticket sales for FIA WEC Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), “The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East”, announced today the launch of ticket sales for this year’s Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain, the highly anticipated season-ending round of the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).
The endurance racing spectacle is scheduled to take place on 11 and 12 November in Sakhir, and it will mark the culmination of the WEC’s landmark 10th anniversary season. Tickets cost just BD5 for adults and BD2.5 for kids for the two-day weekend programme.
They can be purchased online at bahraingp.com or by calling the BIC Hotline on +973- 17450000. The WEC event will feature a packed 37-car grid with competition in four race categories, featuring some of the biggest brands in all of motoring.
The world’s top endurance racing teams and drivers will be battling it out from day to night around BIC’s 5.412-kilometre track, making for a brilliant spectacle that flags off under the afternoon sun and then wraps up under the stars while being brilliantly lit by BIC’s state-of-the-art floodlights.
BIC has also planned an incredible line-up of off-track entertainment for the race weekend. Fans can expect incredible stunt shows together with amazing family entertainment. The Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain weekend will have plenty more racing action to support the WEC, including the WTCR Race of Bahrain, part of the 2022 WTCR-FIA World Touring Car Cup.
It will be the inaugural appearance for the championship in the Kingdom and in the region, and it will also be the first time that it will be taking to the track alongside the FIA WEC—making for an exciting double-header of touring car and sportscar racing.
The Porsche Sprint Challenge Middle East, the region’s premier one-make series that is based at BIC, will also be racing as part of the WEC support programme. A highly talented field of the region’s best gentleman racers will be suiting up for competition in identical Porsche 911 GT3 Cup and Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport cars.
In addition to the on-track action and off-track entertainment, the Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain will see a ground-breaking new Green Ticket project, which will set the benchmark for a number of initiatives in areas of sustainability.
This very special initiative was launched by BIC in cooperation with The Oil and Gas Holding Company ‘nogaholding’ and The Government of Bahrain. A proportion of the ticket price, together with an amount matched by nogaholding, will be donated to a local environmental project in cooperation with the Government.
This particular fund will finance the planting of mangroves in Bahrain, and meaningfully contribute to Bahrain’s commitment to quadruple mangrove coverage in The Kingdom by 2035. For more information on the Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain or other BIC events and activities, visit bahraingp.com or call the BIC Hotline on +973-17450000.