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8H Bahrain: Pre-Race Notes

The 8 Hours of Bahrain attracts increased points totals from the more regular 6 Hour WEC format.

Points will be awarded as 1.5x the level of a 6-hour race in the following order:

1st in class – 38 Points
2nd – 27 Points
3rd – 23 Points
4th – 18 Points
5th – 15 Points
6th – 12 Points
7th – 9 Points
8th – 6 Points
9th – 3 Points
10th – 2 Points
Classified lower than 10th – 1 Point

Driving times for the 8 Hour format

How to follow the race

The Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain will be broadcast live across Europe and Asia on Saturday 14 December.

The race starts at 15h00 local time (12 noon in the UK)

Motorsport.TV will show the full 8 hours of action live in Europe, with Eurosport showing nearly half of the race live.

In the UK, BT Sport will televise the entire race as it happens from 12h00 GMT.

Fans in the USA and Canada can catch the action from Bahrain via the MotorTrend app, as well as on linear TV.

Live coverage of both Qualifying and the full race is also available on the FIA WEC app worldwide.

The official WEC app has English commentary on its live transmissions and official WEC highlights shows, with Allan McNish, Martin Haven, DSC Editor Graham Goodwin and Louise Beckett.