Desert 400

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Bahrain Desert 400
Bahrain International Circuit--Grand Prix Layout.svg
Race Information
Venue Bahrain International Circuit
Number of times held 4
First held 2006
Last held 2010
Race Format
Race 1
Laps 37
Distance 200 km
Race 2
Laps 37
Distance 200 km
Last Event (2010)
Overall Winner
Australia Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering
Race Winners
Australia Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering
Australia Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering

The Desert 400 was a V8 Supercar motor racing event, one of only four V8 Supercar events to have been held outside of Australasia. The races were held at the Bahrain International Circuit in Manama, Bahrain. Having run on the circuit's Paddock variation on the series' first three visits, the final Desert 400 in 2010 ran on the full Grand Prix layout, as seen in the Bahrain Grand Prix.[1]

Originally run as a late season event in November, it was moved to February in 2010 to link up with the Yas V8 400 held nearby in Abu Dhabi. Late in 2010 V8 Supercar announced the event was to be discontinued due to the congested nature of the circuit's early season schedule.


Season Winning Driver Car Team Report
2006 Australia Jason Bright Ford BF Falcon Ford Performance Racing
2007 Australia Mark Winterbottom Ford BF Falcon Ford Performance Racing Report
2008 Australia Jamie Whincup Ford BF Falcon Triple Eight Race Engineering
2009 not held
2010 Australia Jamie Whincup Holden VE Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering Report

Multiple winners[edit]

By driver[edit]

Wins Driver Years
2 Australia Jamie Whincup 2008, 2010

By team[edit]

Wins Team
2 Ford Performance Racing
Triple Eight Race Engineering

By manufacturer[edit]

Wins Manufacturer
3 Ford

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Freeman, Glenn (ed.) (2010-01-21). "Pit & Paddock: V8s to use Bahrain GP track". Autosport 199 (3): p. 25. 

External links[edit]

Official event website