Thursday, August 24, 2017

CRC Calendar 2017/2018

CRC Testing Friday, October 6, 2017
CRC Round 1 Friday, October 13, 2017
CRC Round 2 Friday, November 3, 2017
CRC Round 3 Friday, December 1, 2017
CRC Round 4 Friday, January 12, 2018
CRC Round 5 Friday, February 2, 2018
CRC Round 6 Friday, March 16, 2018
CRC Round 7 Friday, April 20, 2018
CRC SpareĀ  Friday, May 4, 2018

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The Batelco 2000cc Challenge most competitive round yet set for the weekend during the penultimate

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The thrilling Batelco 2000cc Challenge will continue this weekend with even more rip roaring action when the penultimate round takes place at the Home of Motorsport in the Middle East on Friday 23rd April. With Shaikh Hamad Al Khalifa leading the pack following a fantastic round six double victory and Shaikh Salman Al Khalifa, Mustafa Al Khan and Shaikh Jaber Al Khalifa all determined to catch up with the leader, the 7th round is set to feature some of the most competitive on track action of the season.  The 6th round of the Circuit Racing Club (CRC) will also be burning rubber around the 2.55km inner track, where a variety of categories will see some of Bahrain’s most talented aspiring drivers push their abilities to the maximum.

 
The previous round of the Batelco 2000cc Challenge witnessed two flawless performances by Shaikh Hamad Al Khalifa as he sped to victory in both races of the 6th round. His efforts were enough to catapult him to the top of the table for this year’s championship ahead of Shaikh Salman Al Khalifa, Mustafa Al Khan and Shaikh Jaber Al Khalifa. In a display of complete domination on track, Shaikh Hamad has become the biggest thorn in the side of the other competitors as his racing skills combined with his Zspeed Team make for a seemingly unbeatable combination.
 
Shaikh Salman also improved his standing with two 2nd place finishes during the previous round, boosting his placing in the overall championship to second with a total of 94 points. The Honda CRX driver has gone from strength to strength this season and consistently improved his placing and has found himself on the podium numerous times. With only two rounds left in the 2010 season it remains to be seen where Shaikh Salman’s determined efforts will be enough to catch leading Shaikh Hamad. He will also have to fight off stiff competition from Al Khan and Shaikh Jaber, who are both tied for 3rd place on 92 points each and hungry to improve their current rankings.
 
Mustafa Al Khan will be pulling up to the starting line with a vengeance to vindicate his frustrating 6th round performance, where he was plagued be tyre damage, gear box troubles and under performance from his Honda Civic. While he managed an impressive 3rd place finish during the first race, the second race would see an unlucky Al Khan’s situation continue to deteriorate all the way up the finish line, where his inability to produce competitive speed resulted in Himmo crossing the checkered flag mere inches in front of Al Khan.
 
Further down the rankings A. Rahman Ghuloom leads the rest of the pack in a battle for 5th place with 52 points, but some skilled driving by Raed Himmo in the last few rounds has closed the gap to a mere six points. It remains to be seen which of these two skilled competitors will finish ahead when the season comes to a close. The 7th round will see if Himmo can repeat his victorious 5th round performance where he blistered past the rest of the competitors to cross the finish line in 1st place. However, Ghuloom’s consistent finishes have racked up the points for the Honda Civic driver, keeping him in front of Himmo, Tim Birkin, Mohammed Saleh and Chris Rabie for most of the season.
 
Spectators will also be able to enjoy sprint races across a range of car and motorbike categories as some of Bahrain’s most talented aspiring drivers take to the track to test their vehicles of choice. Competitors will participate in several practice laps before completing two laps in the best possible time to see who can handle the desert circuit.

The event will be taking place from 9am to 5pm and all are welcome to attend. Tickets are available for those looking to attend the event and are priced at BD2 for adults, while 15 year olds and under will receive a half price discount. Those under the age of three years may attend completely free of charge. Tickets can be bought via the BIC call center on +973-17450000 and at the BIC Welcome Center located at the Circuit in Sakhir.