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Bahrain confirms 2014 night race

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Organisers of the Bahrain Grand Prix have confirmed the 2014 race will be held at night under floodlights.

Lighting has been installed around the Bahrain International Circuit this year and will be used at this weekend's 6-hour round of the World Endurance Championship. The circuit intends to mark its tenth anniversary on the F1 calendar by holding next year's race at night.

"This is by far the biggest development project we have ever undertaken at the BIC since the circuit was first built," track CEO Sheikh Salman bin Isa Al-Khalifa said. "I believe that there can be no better way for us to mark our 10th anniversary in F1 by demonstrating our long term commitment to the sport through this significant investment."

Singapore is the only other "night race" on the calendar, with Abu Dhabi referred to as a "twilight race" as the race starts at sunset.

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