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Bahrain Ready to Host CIK-FIA Under-18 World Karting Championship



By Karting1 ~ April 12th, 2011. Filed under: Kart Racing News.

Despite the postponement of the F1 Grand Prix earlier this year, the Bahrain Motor Federation are confident that the running of the 3rd round of the CIK-FIA Under-18 World Karting Championship will go ahead as planned. It will be the first full CIK-FIA race in the Middle East.

To be hosted at the brand new and stunning Bahrain International Kart Circuit, the Bahrain Organisation Committee will also take care of kart transport and accommodation of all competing drivers.

From the CIK

To match this competition to the cost reduction principles dear to the “U18” World Championship (where every Driver is provided with free engines and tyres, in addition to the measures introduced to freeze the evolution of karts during the season), the Bahraini organisation committee will take care of transport costs for the equipment and of the accommodation of all the “U18” World Championship Drivers, as well as of the 51 Academy Trophy Drivers. Immediately after the second round, to be held in France, competitors will be invited to load their equipment into containers which will be shipped to Bahrain.

Bahrain International Kart CircuitStunning facilities will meet championship drivers on arrival in Bahrain

Sheikh Abdulla bin Isa Al Khalifa, President of both the BMF and the CIK-FIA also said “It will be a great honour for Bahrain, the CIK and the FIA to see the World Karting Championship and Academy Trophy visit for the first time the Middle East region”

“It has been possible to finalise work on the circuit according to schedule. The BMF and the BIC are determined to take steps guaranteeing that this major competition enjoys great success and is also a conveyor of promotion for Karting throughout the Middle East region, which has a huge development potential as regards motor sports. The region has already shown manifest interest for the “U18” World Championship and Academy Trophy: we are expecting to see several Middle Eastern Drivers enter them, which will be yet another first for this meeting and bears witness to the justification of the CIK-FIA’s efforts expended to these two groundbreaking competitions aimed at young people and in which there is a determination to curb costs and promote the practice of Karting on a large scale.”

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