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Karters set to hit the track Friday for high-octane sprint races at BIKC

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The action never stops at Bahrain International Karting Circuit (BIKC) as the hugely popular Bahrain Karting Sprint Championship (BKSC) returns with another edition of exciting racing this Friday February 5 in Sakhir.
Set to take place is round three of the 2015/2016 Bahrain Rotax Mojo Max Challenge (BRMMC), along with round five of the 2015/2016 Bahrain SWS Sprint Championship (SSWS).
Both the BRMMC and the SSWS make up the BKSC.
An afternoon of intense racing awaits as some of the best karters at the national level will be vying for a coveted podium place.
Competitors are required to be at the venue by 1 p.m. for the drivers’ weigh-in and registration.
The day’s action then gets underway with the BRMMC free practice at 3 p.m.
Qualifying for the Rotax competitors follows at 3.45 p.m., which will set up the grid for race one at 4.40 p.m. The BRMMC’s second race is scheduled for a 5.40 p.m. flag-off.
For the SSWS, qualifying is at 3.25 p.m. while race one is set for 4.10 p.m. Race two will start an hour later at 5.10 p.m.
The BRMMC is for Rotax kart owners, and racing will be held in various categories. The entry fee for BRMMC is BD55.
The SSWS is an arrive-and-drive championship, and racing is open to interested individuals aged 15 and above of any nationality and skill level, both men and women. All participants will race in identical RT8 Sodikarts provided by BIKC. To participate in the SSWS, drivers must pay a fee of BD60.
Heading into Friday’s meeting, Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa leads the BRMMC’s Max/Max Masters category with 100 points. Shaikh Isa has been perfect so far this season, winning all four races held to date. His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Khalifa is second with 76 points, while Hussain Hassan is third with 52 markers.
Zaid Audih is in first place in the BRMMC’s Junior Max class with two rounds complete. Like Shaikh Isa, Zaid too has won all four races and boasts 100 points on the standings. Talal Beshara is in second with 40.
In the SSWS, Abdulla Buhindi occupies the top spot moving into round five with 155 points. Khaled Alsaie follows in second with 149 markers, while Ali Baslar is third on 124 points.
For more information on the upcoming BKSC event or on other events at BIKC, visit www.bahrain-karting.com or call the BIKC Hotline on +973-1745-1745.
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