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BIC to welcome fans for exciting weekend with Batelco Fitness on Track and Track Experiences

TDT | Manama                                                        

The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com

Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) hosts two of its most popular experiences on track this weekend for fans looking to enjoy various exciting activities.

Taking place today at “The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East” is Batelco Fitness on Track, to be followed tomorrow by the supremely thrilling Track Experiences featuring three ultra-quick cars.

The events continue BIC’s packed, year-round calendar of fantastic offerings for fans of all ages and interests. Friday’s Batelco Fitness on Track will be held from 6am to 10am, giving participants a bright and early start to the weekend.

This fun, physical activity offers members of the public the opportunity to exercise within the unique and safe setting of BIC, either on foot or on a bicycle. Batelco Fitness on Track is a perfect time out for the whole family or a group of friends, or it can even be enjoyed individually, while also getting in a workout. Runners and walkers will be utilising BIC’s 2.550-kilometre Inner Circuit, while cyclists will get to ride their bikes along the 3.543-kilometre Outer Circuit, with another dedicated area for children’s cycling.

The cost to take part is BD2 for cyclists and BD1 for runners. Payment must be made upon booking. Children under the age of 12 can participate for free if accompanied by a paying adult. Meanwhile, Saturday’s Track Experience offers participants a chance to get into the hot seat, either as a driver or passenger, in either a Renault Clio Cup, a Radical SR1, or a Radical SR3.

The Track Experiences activities will be held from 8am to 3pm along BIC’s 2.55km Inner Track. Fans can get an awesome introduction into the high-octane world of motor racing in the Clio Cup Experiences. Stepping into a Renault Clio Cup sportscar, they will be able to enjoy either a drive or a passenger ride in a 1.6-litre, Turbocharged speedster.

The driving experience takes the participant onto the circuit behind a professional instructor in a lead-follow manner, while the passenger experience requires those taking part to simply buckle up and enjoy the ride! Supreme thrills can also be enjoyed in the Radical SR1 Driving Experience, which is ideal for amateurs and racers alike as the car’s 185bhp engine roars like no other. Interested participants must complete a Clio Cup Drive in order to take part in this activity.

In the Radical SR3 Passenger Experience, fans will be taken from zero to 100kph in about 3.4 seconds, making for a memorable number of laps around the circuit. The cost to get behind the wheel for the Clio Cup Driver Experience is BD121, while the Clio Cup Passenger Experience is BD27.500. For the Radical SR1 Driver Experience, the cost is BD132, while the Radical SR3 Passenger Experience is BD38.500.