BMF Hosts Comprehensive Training Program for Iraqi Motorsport Delegation


The Bahrain Motor Federation (BMF), under the guidance of President and FIA Vice President for Sport - MENA, His Excellency Shaikh Abdulla bin Isa Al Khalifa, recently organised an extensive 12-day training course for members of the Iraq Automobile and Motorcycle Federation (IAMF). Held at the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir from December 5 to 16, 2023, this initiative is part of the cooperation and strong relations between the BMF and the IAMF.

The agenda, which was specially catered to the visiting delegates, included a number of theoretical and practical workshops covering key areas within the BMF’s jurisdiction.

Topics included basic motorsport marshalling, medical team responsibilities, and technical aspects concerning the pit and grid areas, logistics, fire and rescue, recovery, and scrutineering.

During the programme, trainees had the opportunity to shadow BMF officials while they carried out their duties at major racing events hosted at BIC.

These events included Beyon Speed Weekend featuring the Porsche Carrera Cup Middle East, the Formula 4 Saudi Arabia Trophy, Bahrain Drag Racing Championship, Bahrain Autocross Championship, and the Bahrain Rotax MAX Challenge in karting.

Upon the programme's conclusion, HE Shaikh Abdulla expressed gratitude to IAMF for their trust in BMF to conduct the training, foreseeing enhanced collaborations between the two prominent motorsport bodies. HE Shaikh Abdulla also extended his best wishes for the IAMF's future success.

The Iraqi delegation commended the advanced level of motorsport in the Kingdom of Bahrain and applauded BMF's significant efforts in promoting and developing the sport.
They highlighted BMF's pivotal role in fostering the rapid growth of racing across the region and acknowledged the competencies of Bahraini motorsport officials.