Bahrain1 Headline List of Winners In Bahrain Drag Racing Championship Season-Opener

by BTM

Sun, 07 January 2024

Bahrain Drag Racing Championship (BDRC)

The 2023/2024 Bahrain Drag Racing Championship (BDRC) kicked off at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), and leading outfit Bahrain1 Racing found themselves in familiar territory at the end of the season-opening race day held over the weekend in Sakhir. 

Close to 250 competitors from Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar and beyond took part in the BDRC’s first round. They lit up the world-class quarter-mile drag strip at “The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East”, which is a member of the prestigious NHRA Worldwide Network of the U.S.-based National Hot Rod Association (NHRA). 

The Bahrain1 pair of Justin Bond and Jordan Lazic, both from Canada, headlined the list of winners in the meeting’s 13 competition categories featuring both cars and motorbikes.  Bond led an all-Bahrain1 trio onto the podium in the Pro Mod class. He won the final with a pass of 3.735 seconds at 321.41kph, beating teammate Khalil Al Ansaari from the UAE who had a time of 3.790s at 317.98kph. Khaled Al Balooshi was classified third.

Lazic followed suit in the Competition 4.5, winning with a mark of 4.525s at 244.00kph. He defeated Ebrahim Abbas from Kuwait in the decider, with Abbas going for 4.551s at 242.22kph. Mubarak al Awwad, also from Kuwait, took third place.

The winners were presented their respective trophies in podium ceremonies attended by officials from BIC, the Bahrain Motor Federation (BMF), the Bahrain Drag Racing Commission, and Bahrain Motorcycle Club (BMC).

The 2023/2024 calendar features five rounds in all and it continues until March of next year. Round two is scheduled for January 9 to January 12, to be followed by the third round to be held from January 30 to February 2. Round four will be the following week from February 6 to February 9, and then the championship finale will take place March 19 to March 22.

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