Bahrain International Kart Circuit (BIKC)

Location: Sakhir

Circuit type: CIK Category A

Length: 1.4 km

Additional info:

Bahrain International Karting Circuit (BIKC) is a state-of-the-art, world-class facility that caters to the grassroots level of motorsport.

In 2008 Apex were commissioned by Bahrain International Circuit to design a karting facility to complement the existing Formula One motorsport infrastructure and to provide a facility which could be enjoyed by adults, families and children alike – whether they are spectating or competing.

The circuit layout has a length of 1.4 km, topographically challenging, environmentally sound specification that has over 4.7 m of grade change.

The design conforms to CIK category ‘A’ standards whilst also providing a variety of interesting track permutations for day to day users, ranging from a simple ‘bambino’ layout to more challenging permutations for experienced kart drivers.

Apex, working with URS Scott Wilson continued to provide a post design contribution to the project throughout 2010 in a project support, technical and CIK conformance role to the client team. The facility opened for operation in 2011 and is operated by Bahrain International Circuit.

The design brief asked for ‘the World’s best’ in terms of visitor experience and facilities and the circuit is widely regarded as one of the most successful karting venues in the world, proven by its hosting of the CIK World Championships in 2012 and 2013.

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