World's first CIK FIA nightrace almost there
Published by Bas Kaligis 4 juli 2009 07:31 - Print
|The world's first CIK-FIA night race is almost there. Pre-light tests were done yesterday at Ghibli Raceway, the host circuit of the Final Round of the Middle East Karting Cup 2009. A crew of 20 persons from Cairo was fixing six 18,000 watt ARRI cinema lights at the perimeter of the circuit. The enormous power required came from 2 large silent generators to ensure that this considerable technical challenge did not affect the electricity of the circuit's day to day requirements. The crew tested the lighting and decided they required some extra few lights to ensure uniformity and guarantee the minimum LUX readings achieved in accordance with CIK-FIA requirements throughout the circuit. Altogether, a total of 10 ARRI 18,000 watt lights will be lighting the Ghibli Raceway circuit or 180,000 Watts in addition to the existing lighting system at the track. |
The head official of CIK-FIA for circuits and safety, Dr. Franz Schreiner is expected to visit Ghibli Raceway track on the eve of the start of the race to verify and homologate the CIK-FIA's premier Night Race.
As all motor sport fans know, the first officially sanctioned night races took place in MotoGP championship at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar in 2007 and in Formula 1 race in Singapore in 2008. Both of which were spectacles, the Night Race in Ghibli Raceway promises to be no less.
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