The Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) today announced the launch of ticket sales for the first-ever double-title FIA ââWorld Endurance Championship (WEC) in the Kingdom, which will take place in October and November. in Sakhir.
Tickets went on sale today, with fans able to experience the spirit of Le Mans with the best of global endurance racing, along with support races and entertainment to keep fans of all ages enthralled for both race weekends.
The last two rounds of the 2021 WEC season at the âHome of Motorsport in the Middle Eastâ, will start with the Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain on October 29 and 30, and will be followed next weekend by the Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain on November 5 and 6. The different race times will result in two varied shows, as the six-hour event will take place entirely in daylight while the eight-hour race will start during the day and end at night, offering contrasting challenges. for pilots and teams. A total of 32 cars are expected, in addition to the support races.
Commenting on the launch, Sheikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa, General Manager of Bahrain International Circuit, said: âWe are delighted to launch ticket sales for this unique, dual-title season finale. All four champions are set to be crowned right here in Bahrain with a 32-car grid, in addition to our popular support races. We also expect a great family entertainment program off the track so I urge fans to book. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our race sponsor Bapco, who has long supported this event.
FrÃ©dÃ©ric Lequien, CEO FIA WEC, added: âWe are delighted to visit Bahrain for the first-ever WEC doubles program and it is even more exciting that we can have fans back in the stands to see our 2021 world champions crowned. Shaikh Salman and the Bahrain International Circuit team always make us feel welcome and it will be a pleasure to end our very first Hypercar season with not one, but two races, on this very special circuit.
Ticket prices for each race weekend provide one of the most affordable ways to attend a motorsport world championship event. The ticket costs only 5 BD for adults (8 BD for both events) and 2.5 BD for children aged 3 to 12 (BD4 for both events). Children under 3 are free, while other discussions are also available for students, people with special needs and the elderly. Hospitality packages are also available for race day on both weekends. Full details are available at bahrainp.com.
The spectator entry policy for the race will be in accordance with the Covid-19 traffic light system in force in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Under the current green conditions, entry is allowed to all. However, if the traffic light status changes, entry restrictions will be in place as per government guidelines, with ticket holders allowed entry subject to Covid-19 vaccination or recovery status. All details are available at www.healthalert.gov.bh.
Both events will feature plenty of track action outside of the WEC, with support races including the Porsche Sprint Challenge Middle East. Many activities will also be offered to the whole family throughout the weekend. More details on what will be on offer at BIC throughout consecutive WEC weekends will be announced shortly.
The 2021 WEC season has so far been nothing short of spectacular, especially with the introduction of the all-new premium Hypercar, which will debut in Bahrain. While this season’s championship standings are still pending, all racing categories will crown their champions in Bahrain:
- In Hypercars, only nine points currently separate the leading teams in the Toyota Gazoo Racing category.
- LMP2 will see the tightest battle of all with just 23 points separating the top five crews.
- LMGTE Pro only sees 15 points separating Ferrari, which leads the category, and Porsche currently second.
- LMGTE Am sees AF Corse’s # 83 Ferrari 488 GTE Evo dominant at the top of the standings with a total of 102 points and with a comfortable lead over TF Sport in second position with 65.5 points. However, with 14 cars in this competitive class, anything could happen.
For full eligibility criteria for those wishing to purchase tickets to attend the races, or for other information on highly anticipated events, visit the official BIC website www.bahraingp.com or call the BIC hotline at + 973-17-450000.