Bahrain to host GT Festival

The Bahrain International Circuit, which ran its first grand prix earlier this year, has agreed with series organiser SRO to host a new GT Festival on November 24-26

Bahrain to host GT Festival

The final go-ahead for the event will be given upon confirmation of an appropriate field, while a transportation budget has been confirmed for up to 70 cars, including allocations for freight and plane tickets.

"This is part of a longer-term agreement with the circuit of Bahrain," said SRO chief Stephane Ratel. "The circuit will welcome the FIA GT Championship in 2005, as part of an end-of-season double-header in the Gulf region, along with Dubai."

Concerning the planned GT Festival, Ratel added: "We consider this to be a fantastic opportunity for national GT teams to discover one of the latest and most exciting circuits in the world. Between the various championships we are involved with, such as the FIA GT Championship, the French GT Championship, the British GT Championship, the Le Mans Endurance Series and the national teams competing in the Proximus 24 Hours of Spa, we are in direct contact with over 150 cars.

"We are very confident of being able to put together a excellent grid for the event. Of course, competitors from non-SRO Championships, such as the Italian and Spanish championships and Belcar, will also be most welcome."

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