The Kingdom of Bahrain and Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) have over the past few days been welcoming the participants in this weekend’s FIA WEC 8 Hours of Bahrain, the final round of the 2019/2020 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season.
Officials from the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and the WEC, along with WEC team management, staff and a number of drivers, have reached the island ahead of the endurance racing spectacle, which gets underway on Thursday (Editor’s note: November 12) at “The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East”.
The race officials and teams are also completing their preparations at the BIC premises in Sakhir, with set-up work in Race Control Tower, the Paddock, along the Pit Lane and garages, as well as at key locations around the track.
The 8 Hours of Bahrain will also mark the last official appearance on track for the WEC’s top-tier Le Mans Prototype 1 (LMP1) category, which will make way for the Le Mans Hypercar class starting from 2021.
Aside from the WEC, there will also be plenty of racing excitement in the homegrown BIC 2,000cc Challenge, the region’s longest-running circuit racing championship.
The series is set to run two races, which will be mark the third of seven rounds in its 2020/2021 season. It will be the chance for the Kingdom’s most talented and passionate racers to showcase their skills on an international stage.
The FIA WEC 8 Hours of Bahrain will be taking place with all precautionary guidelines in place issued by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs and the Ministry of Health.