Desert 400

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Desert 400
Venue Bahrain International Circuit
Bahrain International Circuit
Bahrain International Circuit
Race Format
Race 1
   - Laps 37
   - Distance 200 km
Race 2
   - Laps 37
   - Distance 200 km
Last Race (2010)
Winning Driver Jamie Whincup
Winning Team Triple Eight Race Engineering
Winning Manufacturer Holden

The Desert 400 was a V8 Supercar motor racing event, one of three V8 Supercar events 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 Grand Prix layout.[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 at nearby in the United Arab Emirates and always struggled to draw a crowd of any size. Late in 2010 V8 Supercar announced the event was to be discontinued due to the congested nature of the circuit's early season schedule.

Past winners[edit]

Season Winning Driver Car Team
2006 Australia Jason Bright Ford BF Falcon Ford Performance Racing
2007 Australia Mark Winterbottom Ford BF Falcon Ford Performance Racing
2008 Australia Jamie Whincup Ford BF Falcon Triple Eight Race Engineering
2009 event cancelled
2010 Australia Jamie Whincup Holden VE Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering


  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