The Kingdom’s motorsports enthusiasts are in for a treat with the chance to actually take part in a new ProAm race launching towards the end of the year.

Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) and Driving Force Events will stage a new groundbreaking 1,000km GT endurance event, dedicated to ProAm cars, set to take place at BIC on December 11.

The ‘Bahrain ProAm 1000’ will become the only global GT endurance race open exclusively to ProAm and amateur driver combinations, with no professional combinations permitted. This will allow gentleman drivers to battle for overall victory.

The race, taking in 185 laps of the Formula 1-hosting circuit, will be open to GT3, GT4 and Cup classes. The event is being launched in collaboration with Driving Force Events, promoter of the Gulf 12 Hours, which successfully hosted a hugely popular 2021 event in January at BIC, won by Bahrain’s 2 Seas Motorsport. BIC’s Commercial Director, Sherif Al Mahdy, said: “We have a long and successful history of endurance racing in Bahrain, and we are delighted to be able to bring this new initiative to BIC.

We look forward to working with the team at Driving Force Events to put together a memorable race for all involved.” Andrea Ficarelli, Director of Driving Force Events, added: “Motorsport endurance racing exists and succeeds thanks to the passion of thousands of gentleman and semi-professional drivers. We believe it is time to launch a new event totally tailormade around them, on one of the world’s most prestigious circuits.” Full details on entry criteria will be announced in due course, with the event expecting to attract a highquality field from around the world. ✤