Bahrain drag racing’s 2021 championship kicks off at BIC

Manama: The region’s premier drag racing series returns to Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) this week for another season of intense head-to-head battles.

The 2021 Bahrain Drag Racing Championship kicks off with the first of five rounds on Tuesday evening and will continue until Friday at “The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East”.

Many leading drag racers and their crews from Bahrain and across the Gulf are in the fray, all of whom will be competing for victories, championship points and all-important bragging rights.

The season is set to feature racing in 13 categories for both cars and motorbikes.

The first round begins with two days of Test and Tune Tuesday and Wednesday from 7pm to 12midnight. Qualifying will then be held on Thursday from 4pm onwards, setting the brackets for Race Day on Friday.

The 2021 season of the Bahrain Drag Racing Championship continues until April. Following this week’s opener, round two is set to take place from February 9 to 12, followed by round three from February 23 to 26.

The fourth and penultimate meeting will then take place between March 9 and 12, which leads up to the championship-finale from April 13 to 16.

The 2021 champions will then be honored at the end-of-season awards ceremony, slated for April 17.

The new campaign is being organized and run by BIC, the Bahrain Motor Federation and the Bahrain Drag Racing Club.