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Extra Bahrain trip in November confirmed for GP2 and GP3

by Peter Allen

Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service

The GP2 Series has confirmed that itself and GP3 will hold an extra event in Bahrain in November.

An additional round in the Middle East has been rumoured for much of the season as a replacement for the lost races from the cancellation of the German Grand Prix.

Both categories will now go to the Sakhir circuit on 19-21 November, supporting the World Endurance Championship, a week before their seasons end in Abu Dhabi.

For GP2, it will be a second trip to Bahrain this season and bring the number of race weekends in its calendar up to 11, while it will be a first ever visit to the nation for GP3 and raise the number of rounds to nine.

?Since the announcement of the cancellation of the German event, we have been working hard to try and add a round for both series, ” said CEO Bruno Michel.

?It was important that we could keep the costs down for the teams, but also to find a venue that was an added value for the drivers.

“Bahrain International Circuit was the best option: not only is it a Formula One track, but it makes perfect sense to have it back-to-back with the final round of the season in Abu Dhabi.?