Bahrain to host all-new FIA World Endurance Championship

Posted on Aug 7, 2012 by

will host Six Hours of Bahrain, part of the all new World Endurance Championship. The endurance race is scheduled to take place on September 28-29 2012. It is the first time that such an endurance race will be held in the Middle East region.

Nissan LMP2 class

The Six Hours of Bahrain will be the sixth of eight rounds in the 2012 championship. The season calendar also includes races in the US, Belgium, France, the UK, Brazil, Japan and China.

The Six Hours of Bahrain will feature a massive grid of no less than 32 of the world’s fastest and most prestigious sports cars. They will be run by top international teams from around the world.

There will be four different car categories: the Le Mans Prototype 1 (LMP1), LMP2, LMGTE Pro and LMGTE Am. Le Mans Prototype cars are not your typical road cars. They are a special breed created specifically for this category of racing.

Audi LMP1 sports car

The race in Bahrain will feature cars from Audi, Toyota, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Corvette, Porsche, Lotus, Nissan, Honda, Morgan and Oreca.

Racing will take place on BIC’s 5.412-kilometre Grand Prix track. Action will get underway behind closed doors on September 27 with practices.

The first open day to the public will be on September 28, which is when qualifying for the next day’s race will be held. The Six Hours of Bahrain is then scheduled to flag off on September 29 in the late afternoon at 4pm. It will end at 10pm at night.

In addition to action on the track, there will be autograph session, and opportunity to get up close to team buildings to meet some top drivers. Live music, entertainment shows and roaming performers will add to the festivity. For the little ones, there will be kids play area as well.

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