Students at schools around the Kingdom are in gear for the 2013 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix after Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) mascot Speedy paid them a visit.Speedy led a team of BIC personnel at separate promotional visits to the Middle East School, Sehla, and St Christopher’s Senior School, Isa Town, in the build-up to the Bahrain GP that takes place next weekend on April 19-20-21 at the Sakhir circuit.The popular mascot, dressed in his signature white race suit, raised the profile of the upcoming event and spoke to the youngsters about the range of fun and engaging entertainment acts that have been lined up for the three-day spectacle.Speedy also posed in photographs with the kids and delighted them when he handed out brochures, posters, t-shirts, caps, badges, stickers and other race memorabilia.Students at both schools learned about various aspects of motoring, including safety precautions related to racing, techniques used in various races, and facts and figures about the equipment used at BIC, "the Home of Motorsport in the Middle East."The visits formed part of BIC’s ongoing national promotion campaign to keep fans excited about Bahrain’s biggest sport and entertainment weekend. Speedy and his team will continue their campaign and visit more schools and educational institutions around Bahrain over the next few days.With the eagerly awaited spectacle just a week away, motorsport fans from around Bahrain, the Middle East region, and the whole world, are looking ahead to a fantastic three days of fun and enjoyment.Excited fans have already bought tickets to the three-day event, which is being billed as the pinnacle of the circuit’s activities this year. Be sure to buy yours today to catch Bahrain’s most popular sporting event at BIC, "the Home of Motorsport in the Middle East."Tickets are available and can be bought for all three days of the race weekend or for Race Day alone. All three-day ticket holders get exclusive bonuses, including access to the Pit Lane Walk activity on April 18, entry to supporting races during the Bahrain GP, access to the F1 Village and entry to the Ne-Yo and Calvin Harris performances on April 21.Tickets can be purchased for the various grandstands strategically located around BIC, including the Main Grandstand, the Turn One Grandstand, the University Grandstand, the Batelco Grandstand, and the Victory Grandstand.A Friday roaming ticket can also be purchased for those looking to experience all the vantage points of the track, while tickets can also be bought for the Gulf Air Club lounge where you can watch the race in a luxury tent.Tickets are sold at the BIC stands in Bahrain City Centre and Seef Mall, at the BIC Welcome Centre located at the circuit entrance, and at all Batelco branches around Bahrain. They can also be bought online at www.bahraingp.com or by calling the BIC Hotline on +973-17-450000.