BIC lines up fantastic activities to mark Kingdom’s National Day

Manama, The Gulf Observer: Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), “The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East”, has lined up a fantastic series of events and activities this weekend to mark the Kingdom of Bahrain’s National Day and the 23rd Anniversary of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa’s Accession to the Throne.

These will be headlined by a spectacular fireworks display in the Kingdom marking the occasion, to be held on Friday (16 December) evening in Sakhir.The show is scheduled to begin at 7pm, and BIC is inviting all to attend and be a part of the electric atmosphere and colourful celebrations.

The National Day fireworks are traditionally held at BIC each year, and it draws massive crowds of families of all nationalities who not only flock to the circuit, but also to the surrounding nearby areas from where they can enjoy different vantage points of the spectacular show.

Aside from the fireworks, BIC will also be hosting a Batelco Fitness on Track activity early in the morning Friday, a motorbike parade, and BIC’s widely popular Track Experience on Saturday (17 December) all to mark the special occasion.Batelco Fitness on Track will be taking place from 6am to 10am on Friday, so members of the public can get an early start to their long weekend and enjoy a workout with family and friends.

The activity can be enjoyed either on foot or on a bicycle within the unique setting of a world-class motorsport facility.It will be the second Batelco Fitness on Track this week, with BIC also hosting the activity on Tuesday evening. As in every edition, the turnout is tremendous, with individuals and groups of all ages taking part as they look to keep physically active.

Those interested in participating are therefore advised to book online in advance on BIC’s official website or by calling the BIC Hotline on +973-17450000.All who register must pay upon booking. The cost to take part is BD2 for cyclists and BD1 for runners.

Those under the age of 12 can participate for free if accompanied by a paying adult.A motorbike parade organised by the Bahrain Motorcycle Commission will follow from 10am at BIC. The event will feature more than 300 bikers from Bahrain and across the GCC who will be coming together to celebrate the special occasion.

Meanwhile, the Track Experience on Saturday will feature ultimate thrills in both the BNI Clio Cup Experience and in SR3 and SR1 Radicals.

The BNI Clio Cup Experience includes both a drive and a passenger ride in a Renault Clio Cup car, fitted with a 220bhp engine, a sequential gearbox, and high-performance brakes.

The activity gives participants their first ride into the world of motorsport in a high-octane, turbo-boosted sports car and it will surely get the heart racing.

Those who take part in this activity will be given a user-friendly and simple briefing followed by the driving experience on the track with a professional in a lead-follow manner, while the passenger ride is the ultimate co-pilot experience.

The drive in the BNI Clio Cup Experience can be purchased for BD121, while the passenger ride costs BD27.500 per person.Meanwhile, a Radical SR1 drive can be enjoyed in an SR1 car that boasts an engine that can generate 185bhp. It launches from zero to 100kph in 3.6 seconds and has a top speed of 222kph. This drive costs BD132, and completing the BNI Clio Cup drive is a prerequisite to taking part in the SR1 experience.In addition to this, a passenger experience in a Radical SR3 car is also on offer at a cost of BD38.500.