Introducing the Bahrain ProAm 1000

The Bahrain ProAm 1000 is a new concept in international GT endurance racing, specifically designed for gentleman and amateur drivers, at the Home of Motorsport in the Middle East, the Bahrain International Circuit.

A high-quality field of GT3, GT4 and Cup cars from around the world is expected, featuring legendary sports car brands, for the race at the glamorous Bahrain International Circuit, a fixture on the Formula 1 calendar since 2004.

An innovative format sees entry open exclusively to ProAm and Am driver line-ups. ProAm combinations feature an FIA Gold-rated, professional driver alongside Silver or Bronze team-mates, while the Am class is dedicated to drivers rated as Silver or Bronze.

As the first major international race in which Pro driver line-ups are not permitted, the Bahrain ProAm 1000 becomes the only global GT endurance race to guarantee overall victory for a gentleman driver.

The inaugural Bahrain ProAm 1000 will be held at Bahrain International Circuit on 28 January 2023.

A Unique Concept at a Unique Venue

Celebrating Bronze and Silver drivers

The passion of gentleman and amateur drivers are critical to the success of endurance racing and the Bahrain ProAm 1000 is dedicated to drivers with FIA Bronze and Silver ratings. They can participate either in all-amateur Am line-ups or alongside a professional driver as part of a ProAm crew.

Experience a state-of-the-art Formula 1 circuit

The Bahrain International Circuit set a benchmark when it hosted the first Formula 1 Grand Prix in the Gulf region in 2004. The incredible facility offers top-class facilities for motorsport competitors, recognised in 2007 when it became the first Grand Prix track to be honoured by the FIA Institute as a Centre of Excellence.

Luxury beachfront resort and headquarters

Race headquarters are at the five-star Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa resort, located on a stunning private beachfront. Competitors are recommended to stay at the Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa resort, just a 5km drive from the circuit, for the true Bahrain ProAm 1000 experience.


This provisional timetable is subject to change. The race will officially begin in daylight, and end at night.
Please register your interest using the contact form below to receive updates.

Thursday, 26 January 2023
10:00 – 13:00 Free practice 1 (3hr)
Friday, 27 January 2023
10:00 – 13:00 Free practice 2 (3hr)
16.40 – 17.30 Free practice 3 (50min)
17.40 – 18.30 Free practice 4 (50min)
18:40 – 19.30 Free practice 5 (50min)
Saturday, 28 January 2023
09:30 – 09.40 Qualifying, Driver 1 (10min)
09:50 – 10.00 Qualifying, Driver 2 (10min)
10.10 – 10.20 Qualifying, Driver 3 (10min)
10.30 – 10.40 Qualifying, Driver 4 (10min) 4-driver teams only
14.00 – 20.30 Race, 1000km (max. 7 hours)
20.45 Podium ceremony

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