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With its two upcoming final touring car race competitions, the FIA World Tour Car Cup is traveling to the Middle East. The first two-day event titled Race of Bahrain is set for this Friday, November 11. There are 22 racers competing in the WTCR Bahrain 2022


The upcoming WTCR Bahrain is officially titled “FIA WTCR: Race of Bahrain”. It is a touring car tournament, sanctioned under the World Tour Car Cup. The 2022 edition will be the inaugural iteration of the race. It is sponsored by Eurosport Events and administered by the International Automobile Federation (FIA). Moreover, the event is also supported by FIA World Endurance Championship.

22 racers will compete in the next Bahrain race event. It will consist of two races over two days. There will be a qualification and two free practice sessions prior to the day 1 race. Each race will be a one-lap competition on a 5.412-kilometer racetrack. The race’s results will serve as qualifier for the World Tour Car Cup’s 2022 season.

For the convenience of viewers, we have provided a list of key details on the next Middle Eastern WTCR event below –

When will be WTCR Bahrain 2022 held?

  • Date: Friday, November 11, 2022
  • Time: 04:40 a.m. ET

The first race of WTCR Bahrain 2022 is scheduled to be held on Friday, November 11, 2022. Qualification race will start at 04:40 a.m. ET and day one race begins at 11:05 a.m. ET.

WTCR Bahrain 2022 Schedule:

Round Date Time (ET)
Qualifying Race November 11, 2022 04:40 a.m.
Race 1 November 11, 2022 11:05 a.m.
Race 2 November 12, 2022 02:00 a.m.

How to watch WTCR Bahrain 2022?

The WTCR authority recently released the list of official broadcast partners of the event. They are listed below –

  • Australia – Fox Sports
  • Japan – J Sports
  • New Zealand – Sky Sports
  • United States – beIN Sports

The qualifying round, race one, and race two will be live televised on the channels mentioned in the specific geographical location.

How to Live Stream the event?

  • Eurosport
  • DAZN

The official live streams for the upcoming WTCR Bahrain 2022 touring race will be accessible on DAZN and Eurosport. Fans will need to pay a subscription fee to access the OTT digital streaming services.

Where will the event be held?

  • Venue: Bahrain International Circuit
  • Location: Sakhir, Bahrain

The Bahrain International Circuit will host this two-day WTCR racing event. The 5.412 kilometers long racing circuit with 11 turns is popular for regularly hosting the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix and FIA WEC. It is located in Sakhir, Bahrain. 

WTCR Bahrain 2022 Standings:

A total of 22 drivers initially qualified to participate in the touring car event. During the qualification, 3 races are set to hold on the WTCR Bahrain. Among them, 2 races have been completed already while 3rd one is currently ongoing. Below is the list of standing following the completion of 2nd qualifying race –

Pole Position Driver No. Driver Name
1 96 Mikel Azcona
2 17 Nathanael Berthon
3 29 Nestor Girolami
4 5 Norbert Michelisz
5 88 Nick Catsburg
6 9 Attila Tassi
7 16 Gilles Magnus
8 86 Esteban Guerrieri
9 72 Franco Girolami
10 25 Mendi Bennani
11 99 Daniel Nagy
12 66 Bence Boldizs


Abdullah Al Hasan
Abdullah Al Hasan
Abdullah Al Hasan is a freelance content writer and a full-time blogger by profession. He writes informative and latest articles & news on sports over the world regularly on the Sportpaedia platform.

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