The FIA World Endurance Championship returns to the Center East for the 2nd time all the scheme thru the 2019/20 season.  The hunch in Bahrain turned into as soon as a feature of the championship from 2012 to 2017, turned into as soon as missing from the 2018/19 Expansive Season and returned as Round 4 all the scheme thru the 2019/20 championship as an eight-hour hunch as an alternative of the six hours held on the old events. 

Before every little thing the 2020 8 Hours of Bahrain turned into as soon as going to be Round 4 of the 2020/21 season nonetheless with the advent of the Covid19 pandemic the 2020 8 Hours of Bahrain is now the season finale of the 2019/20 season. 

Located in the desert, the Bahrain Worldwide Circuit provides a particular venture for the drivers and teams in a hunch that will enact after the solar devices over the Gulf. 

Date: 12-14 November 2020
Lap distance: 5.412 km
Trot length: 8 hours

Bahrain Worldwide Circuit

Gate 255

Gulf of Bahrain Avenue

Umm Jidar 1062, 

Sakhir, Kingdom of Bahrain

Web discipline :   www.bahraingp.com
Assorted Races: BIC 2000cc Downside
Press officer:

Sarah Al-Hashimi

Airport:  Bahrain Worldwide Airport     43km


CLICK HERE for the entry checklist for the 2020 8 Hours of Bahrain



27-29 Sept 2012

28-30 Nov 2013

13-15 Nov 2014

19-21 Nov 2015

17-19 Nov 2016

16-18 Nov 2017


Dec 2019


6 Hours

6 Hours

6 Hours

6 Hours

6 Hours

6 Hours

8 Hours


Fässler / Lotterer / Tréluyer

no1 Audi Sport Physique of workers Joest

Audi R18 e-tron quattro (M)

191 laps

Davidson / Sarrazin / Buemi

No8 Toyota Racing

Toyota TS030 – Hybrid (M) 

199 laps

Wurz / Sarrazin / Conway

no7 Toyota Racing

Toyota TS040 – Hybrid (M) 

195 laps

Dumas / Jani / Lieb

no18 Porsche Physique of workers

Porsche 919 Hybrid (M)

199 laps

Di Grassi / Duval / Jarvis

No8 Audi Sport Physique of workers Joest

Audi R18 (M)

201 laps

Davidson / Nakajima / Buemi

No8 Toyota Gazoo Racing

Toyota TS050 – Hybrid (M) 

199 laps

Lopez / Kobayashi / Conway

no7 Toyota Gazoo Racing

Toyota TS050 – Hybrid (M) 

257 laps


Perez Companc / Minassian / Kaffer

no49 Pecom Racing 

Oreca 03 – Nissan (M)

179 laps

Rusinov / Martin / Conway

no26 G-Drive Racing

Oreca 03 – Nissan (D)

184 laps

Bradley / Howson / Imperatori

no47 KCMG

Oreca 03 – Nissan (D)

181 laps

Rusinov / Canal / Rooster

no26 G-Drive Racing 

Ligier JS P2-Nissan (D)

183 laps

Rusinov / Rast / Brundle

no26 G-Drive Racing 

Oreca 05-Nissan (D)

184 laps

Prost / Canal / Senna

No31 Vaillante Insurrection 

Oreca 07-Gibson (D)

186 laps

Hanson / Albuquerque / Di Resta

No22 United Autosports

Oreca 07-Gibson (M) 

249 laps


Fisichella / Vilander

no51 AF Corse

Ferrari F458 Italia (M)

170 laps

Bruni / Vilander

no51 AF Corse

Ferrari F458 Italia (M)

175 laps

Bruni / Vilander

no51 AF Corse

Ferrari F458 Italia (M)

173 laps

Pilet / Makowiecki

no92 Porsche Physique of workers Manthey

Porsche 911 RSR (M)

173 laps

Thiim / Sorensen

No95 Aston Martin Racing

Aston Martin Vantage V8 (D)

174 laps

Rigon / Rooster

No71 AF Corse

Ferrari F488 GTE (M)

175 laps

Thiim / Sorensen

No95 Aston Martin Racing

Aston Martin Vantage (M)

235 laps


Ried / Roda / Ruberti

no88 Physique of workers Felbermayr-Proton

Porsche 911 RSR (997) (M)

165 laps

Poulsen / Nygaard / Thiim

no95 Aston Martin Racing

Aston Martin Vantage V8  (M)

173 laps

Poulsen / Heinemeier Hansson / Thiim

no95 Aston Martin Racing

Aston Martin Vantage V8  (M)

172 laps

Dalla Lana / Lamy / Lauda

no98 Aston Martin Racing

Aston Martin Vantage V8 (M)

170 laps

Al Qubaisi / Heinemeier Hansson / Long

No88 Abu Dhabi- Proton Racing

Porsche 911 RSR (M)

171 laps

Dalla Lana / Lamy / Lauda

no98 Aston Martin Racing

Aston Martin V8 Vantage (D)

170 laps

Keating / Ten Voorde / Bleekemolen

No57 Physique of workers Project 1

Porsche 911 RSR (M)

233 laps



L. Di Grassi

Audi R18



19 Nov 2016


P. Di Resta

Oreca 07 – Gibson



14 Dec 2019


M. Molina

Ferrari 488 GTE EVO



14 Dec 2019


R. Gunn

Aston Martin Vantage AMR



14 Dec 2019


Thursday, 11 November

08: 30 – 12: 30       ​​Scrutineering

17: 30 – 19: 00 ​​      Free Be aware #1 

Friday, 13 November

09: 00 – 10: 30       Free Be aware #2

13: 45 – 14: 45 ​​      Free Be aware #3 

18: 00 – 18: 20​ ​      Qualifying – LMGTE-PRO/LMGTE-AM

18: 30 – 18: 50​ ​      Qualifying – LMP1/LMP2

19: 00​ ​​                  Qualifying Press Convention

Saturday, 14 November

14: 00 – 22: 00 ​​      RACE: 8 Hours of Bahrain

22: 15​​​                   Post-hunch Press Convention


Eduardo Freitas             FIA Trot Director

Michael Schwagerl        FIA Worldwide Steward

Tim Mayer                    FIA Worldwide Steward

Marek Nawarecki          FIA Coordinator

Manuel Leal                  FIA Technical Delegate

Jacques Tropenat          FIA Clinical Delegate

Jeff Carter                     FIA Media Delegate

Cristobal Lopera            Chief timekeeper

Yannick Dalmas             FIA Driver Adviser


  1. The longest 6 Hour hunch turned into as soon as held in 2016 with the no8 Audi R18 ending 201 laps, the first time the hunch distance had exceeded 200 laps.  In 2019 the hunch length turned into as soon as prolonged to eight hours and the no7 Toyota TS050 carried out 257 laps or 1390.88km.
  2. Audi won in 2012 and 2016, Toyota in 2013, 2014, 2017 and 2019 and Porsche in 2015.
  3. ORECA dangle won six of the seven LMP2 races:  Pecom Racing in 2012, G-Drive Racing in 2013 and 2016, KCMG in 2014, Insurrection Racing in 2017 and United Autosports in 2019.  Ligier won in 2015 with G-Drive Racing.
  4. Ferrari won LMGTE Pro four instances, from 2012 to 2014 with Toni Vilander winning all three events.  The Finn won in 2012 with Giancarlo Fisichella and in 2013 and 2014 with Gianmaria Bruni. In 2017 Davide Rigon and Sam Rooster won for the ‘Prancing Horse’  Porsche won in 2015 with victory for Patrick Pilet and Fred Makowiecki, whereas Aston Martin were victorious in 2016 and 2019 with Nicky Thiim and Marco Sorensen.
  5. Porsche and Aston Martin dangle shared the LMGTE Am class honours.  Porsche won in 2012, 2016 and 2019 whereas Aston Martin took the class consume in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017.
  6. Mike Conway, Nicki Thiim and Sam Rooster are the finest drivers to consume the hunch in Bahrain in two completely different lessons. In 2013 Conway won LMP2 with G-Drive Racing.  In 2014 he won in LMP1 with Toyota. Thiim won the LMGTE Am class in 2013 and 2014 and the LMGTE Pro class in 2016 and 2019, all with Aston Martin Racing.  Sam Rooster won LMP2 in 2015 with G-Drive Racing and LMGTE Pro with AF Corse Ferrari in 2017.
  7. Drivers who dangle won in Bahrain three or extra instances
Nicki Thiim    4 wins LMGTE Am 2013, 2014 – LMGTE Pro 2016, 2019 
Mike Conway 3 wins LMP2 2013 – LMP1 2014, 2019
Roman Rusinov 3 wins LMP2 2013 / 2015 / 2016
Toni Vilander 3 wins LMGTE Pro 2012 / 2013 / 2014
  1. The recent quickest hunch lap file is held by Lucas Di Grassi (Audi) who scheme a 1m41.511 in November 2016


  1. Opened in 2004, the Bahrain Worldwide Circuit turned into as soon as in-constructed 16 months and cost $150 million.
  2. The Bahrain Worldwide Circuit is 5.412km / 3.362 miles in length.
  3. The circuit has 15 turns (9 beautiful and 6 left).
  4. Length of birth up/enact straight is 1,090 m.
  5. Circuit floodlighting – turning evening into day.  A little bit of the floodlight diagram turned into as soon as partially frail all the scheme thru the 2013 6 Hours of Bahrain and turned into as soon as fully operational for the 2014 hunch. 
    • 495 gentle poles erected alongside the note
    • Each and each pole 10 to 45 metres in top
    • 5,000 lights
    • Extra than 500km of cabling


  1. The Kingdom of Bahrain is an archipelago of 35 islands masking 780 sq. kilometres, making Bahrain the third smallest nation in Asia after the Maldives and Singapore, and has a population of 1.3 million.
  2. Bahrain is the discipline of the frail land of the Dilmun civilisation. Bahrain turned into as soon as one of many earliest areas to remodel to Islam in 628 AD. Following a length of Arab rule, Bahrain turned into as soon as occupied by the Portuguese in 1521, who in turn were expelled in 1602 by Shah Abbas I of the Safavid dynasty below the Persian Empire.  In 1783, the Bani Utbah clan captured Bahrain from Nasr Al-Madhkur and it has since been ruled by the Al Khalifa royal household, with Ahmed al Fateh as Bahrain’s first hakim.
  3. Bahrain turned into as soon as a British protectorate from 1880 except 1971, when the Kingdom modified into fair.
  4. Causeways hyperlink essentially the most most notable island with two other islands and with its closest neighbour, Saudi Arabia.
  5. In Arabic, Bahrayn is the twin rate of bahr (“sea”), so al-Bahrayn manner “the 2 seas”.
  6. Bahrain World Substitute Centre is the first skyscraper on the earth to integrate wind mills into its earn. Each and each turbine is 29m in diameter and their capacity is 675kw of wind vitality production.
  7. Bahrain’s flag frail to be the largest flag on the earth, atmosphere a Guinness world file in 2004 at 169.5m long and 97.1m huge. The 5 crimson ingredients signify the 5 pillars of Islam.


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