What's the worst part of January? For many it's the short days or the cold weather, but if you're partial to the smell of burning rubber, it is the agonisingly long wait for the motorsport season to start once again...

However, if you just can't wait for the F1 season to come to a town near you, there is a solution - why not beat the winter blues by treating yourself to tickets for 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix, now available at reduced 'early bird' rates.

Taking place on April 1 to 3 2016 at the Bahrain International Circuit as the second race of the season, the Bahrain Grand Prix is one of only two races on the F1 calendar to start once the sun has set, creating a spectacular backdrop for one of the year's most keenly anticipated races.

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With excellent facilities and fantastic entertainment package on offer, there really is no better time to secure your tickets, with BIC offering 20 per cent off under its Early Bird promotion, running until 24th January.

By taking advantage of the 20 per cent reduction, Bahrain's warm hospitality and weather is certainly excellent value, with ticket prices up to three times cheaper than many European venues.

In addition, with direct flights from many European cities including London, a wide choice of hotels from five star to budget chains, planning your trip could not be easier.

Don't miss this chance to snap up an early bargain and get the best value for money for the region's biggest event of the year.

The released three-day ticket prices for 2016 under the Early Bird offer are:

Main Grandstand Adult - ?275 Child - ?140 Early Bird 20% off - ?220

Batelco Grandstand Adult - ?220 Child - ?110 Early Bird 10% off - ?200

Turn 1 Grandstand Adult - ?185 Child - ?92 Early Bird 20% off - ?150

University Grandstand Adult - ?110 Child - ?55 Early Bird 10% off - ?100

Victory Grandstand Adult - ?110 Child - ?55 Early Bird 10% off - ?100

(Prices are approximate based on currency conversion rates)

All ticket prices offer three day access to the racing, which, aside from F1, will include racing from other major international and regional championships such as Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East.