For the first time ever in the history of Bahrain motorsport, an international pro drifting event will be taking place in Sakhir. Happening till March17 at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), drifters from all corners of the globe will put on a spectacular show for fans.
Entitled “King of Desert”, this two-day drifting championship is a part of BIC’s Race Fever programme. Race Fever is a month-long series of exciting events organised by BIC as part of the lead-up to the 2017 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix. “King of Desert” will be held from BIC’s Michael Schumacher Turn (Turn One) to Turn Three.
Action begins on Thursday with Free Practice from 3pm to 9pm. Then on Friday, following another Free Practice between 2.30pm and 3.30pm, Qualifications will take place from 4pm to 6pm. A Top 32 Final will then be held from 7pm to 10pm. All those with tickets to this year’s Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix will be able to watch both days without any additional cost. Tickets will also be available at the gate at BD5 each for both days. Fans will be able to watch all the action from the Turn One Grandstand and the University Grandstands.
The Bahrain event is part of a “King of Desert” regional calendar in which professional drifting teams from around the world, including over 20 from the Gulf alone, are contesting. Other stops in the GCC are in Muscat and Abu Dhabi, with Bahrain being the final event. Drifting is the world’s fastest growing motorsport. Born in the Japanese mountains and established as a sport by Keiichi Tsuchiya in the 1980s, it has since then evolved into a worldwide competitive sport that challenges each driver’s ability and vehicle control.
Also during the “King of Desert” event, Race Fever Game Zone will be welcoming fans and giving them a fun interactive experience. Race Fever then continues later this month with a Neon Run on March 24 and Formula 2 (newly rebranded from GP2 Series) Testing on March 30 and 31. Race Fever Game Zone will also be open on those days. For further information, visit bahraingp.com over the last five to six weeks in both Bahrain and Qatar but we are very pleased how this season has gone and we look forward to planning our next moves.”