BAHRAIN International Circuit (BIC), ‘The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East’, is all set to host the latest edition of the Ebrahim K Kanoo Drag and Drift Nights today.
The popular double-header gives speed enthusiasts the opportunity to take their own cars or motorbikes and push them to their limits down the strip, or put on a display of power sliding along BIC’s vast vehicle dynamics area.
There is also the option for participants to do both, making for twice the thrills in one action-packed event that will take place from 6pm to 11pm. Registration can be done on site from 5pm.
Both the drag and the drift can be enjoyed for a single fee of BD11. Participation in just the drag racing or just the drifting costs BD8. Those who would like to experience the drag or drift as a passenger can get into a participant’s car for an additional BD4.500.
BIC’s quarter-mile strip is regarded as one of the best in all of drag racing. It is a part of the Worldwide Network, under the banner of the US-based National Hot Rod Association.
The vehicle dynamics area, meanwhile, features a specially configured layout at BIC’s car park for the drifters. It is surrounded by safety barriers, and it is one of the largest open tarmac areas in Bahrain, making for an exciting drift park for drifting enthusiasts to showcase their skills.
As part of the event, BIC’s Dragster Experience is also available.
Known as ‘the fastest ride on earth’, fans will have a chance to get a taste of pure speed as they are taken from zero to 100kph in just one second while seated in a top dragster. It is available at BD44 for the first passenger while the second passenger can get 50 per cent off.
Tickets for the event can be purchased at the gate or online at bahraingp.com for BD2 apiece. Tickets for children aged 12 and below are BD1 each.