Bahrain gets green light

The event, a precursor to a planned FIA GT race in the Middle Eastern country next season, will be held on November 24-26. It will be open to runners from the British, French, FIA GT and LMES series, along with cars from other national series.

Bahrain gets green light

A transportation budget has been allocated for up to 70 cars. Ratel said: "I don't think there will be a problem putting a grid of 50 cars together. There is a pool of 150 GT cars just taking into account the series I am involved with. I want a diversity of cars, from the Ferrari 550 Maranellos in the FIA GT Championship to some of the more unusual cars in the British series."

Ratel said that the race format was yet to be decided, but that it was unlikely to be a single endurance event.

"The national runners will probably not have the reliability of the FIA runners, so I don't want a three or four-hour race," he said. "It would make more sense to have three or four one-hour races."

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