Formula 1’s feeder championships, the GP2 and GP3 Series’, will return to race in Bahrain for the second time this year.

Both series’ organisers had been working towards securing a replacement event on the calendar following the cancellation of this year’s German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring, and elected to return to Bahrain’s Sakhir circuit, which played host to the GP2 Series’ opening round of the 2015 championship campaign.

The second running, which will take place on 20-21 November, where it will support the FIA World Endurance Championship’s season-ending 6 Hours of Bahrain.

Conveniently, that comes one week before the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the nearby Yas Marina circuit, where both the GP2 Series and GP3 Series cars will run.

“I am pleased to confirm that we have added Sakhir to our 2015 GP2 and GP3 calendar in November,” said GP2 and GP3 Series CEO Bruno Michel.

“Ever since the announcement of the cancellation of the German event, we have been working hard to try and add a round for both Series. It was important that we could keep the costs down for the teams, but also to find a venue that was an added value for the drivers.

“Bahrain International Circuit was the best option: not only is it a Formula 1 track, but it makes perfect sense to have it back-to-back with the final round of the season in Abu Dhabi.”

Image via GP2 Series Media

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