ORGANISERS of the biggest event in Bahrain say tickets are selling fast for the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix.
There are just 16 days to go until the Formula One weekend at the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), taking place from April 19 to 21.
No details on ticket sales have been given, but a statement issued by organisers yesterday stated "tickets are flying".
Anticipation is running high following a lightening start to the season, which has seen Kimi RŠikkšnen and Sebastian Vettel claim victories - the latter in controversial style when he defied team orders and overtook teammate Mark Webber.
"This year's on track action is proving to be just as spectacular as Bahrain's 2012 Grand Prix, when the race for victory was played out by Red Bull's fast-starting Vettel and the Lotus of 2007 champion RŠikkšnen, whose strategy only just failed to beat the three-time champion at the finish," said a BIC statement.
"In 2013, the first two races of the year have seen RŠikkšnen take victory in Australia and Vettel claim the win in Malaysia but with the rest of the field - including Ferrari, McLaren and Mercedes - all threatening to win in Bahrain, the scene is set for another fantastic sporting spectacle."
One of the world's best-known DJs, Calvin Harris, will perform along with R&B star Ne-Yo after the race on April 21.
There will also be a range of family entertainment throughout the three days including colourful dance troupes from Mexico and India, European tap dancers, African acrobats, Russian folk performers, DJs, pipers, comedians and face painters. Tickets can be purchased for all three days of the race weekend or for race day alone.
"All three-day ticket holders get exclusive bonuses, including access to the Pit Lane Walk activity on April 18, entry to supporting races during the Bahrain GP, access to the F1 Village and entry to Ne-Yo and Calvin Harris performances," said the statement.
Seats are still available in each of the grandstands located around the BIC.
"A Friday roaming ticket can also be purchased for those looking to experience the many vantage points around the track, while tickets can also be bought for the Gulf Air Club lounge," it said.
Prior to the event, the GP2 Series will get underway with its first two rounds of the season.
Tickets can be purchased at the BIC stands at Bahrain City Centre and Seef Mall, at the BIC Welcome Centre located at the circuit entrance and at all Batelco branches around Bahrain.
They can also be bought online at www.bahraingp.com or by calling the BIC hotline on 17450000.