For first time in this season, Qatar’s Mishal Al Naimi got the Superpole during the fourth round of the Qatar Superstock600 held this weekend at Losail International Circuit.
With a very hot track conditions, Al Naimi managed to make a lap time of 2.04.383 and will start from the first row tomorrow.
‘Today it was very difficult for me from the beginning and I started very slow this morning. I tried to push because last week I did 2.03.7 and today I tried to go to 2.04 but it was impossible. In the Free Practice 2 I put new tyres to see if I can improved but the lap time was the same’ said Al Naimi.
‘In the Superpole I found something in the steering dumper, last week it was harder and today it was different, so when I make it harder I felt a big different and I managed to make a good lap time, 2.04.3. But in any case, still we need to stay in this time as last week I could do it easily’ ended Al Naimi.
Saeed Al Sulaiti will start from the second place tomorrow on the grid ‘Today we started the free practices, with a really hot temperature, trying to find the right set up with the bike and we thought that we found the solution but unfortunately we were not fast enought’ mentioned Al Sulaiti.
‘For tomorrow we will do some changes to feel better with the bike and hope we can find the small click that can take us to fight for the victory tomorrow’.
‘I am really happy that Abdullah will start from the first row from the first time. He did it amazing today and his lap timing is really fast, improving a lot and I hope he can stay with us tomorrow in the race’ concluded Al Sulaiti.
Abdullah Al Qubaisi and Nasser Al Malki will start in third and fourth place respectively tomorrow from the grid.
In the QSTK Trophy, the fastest rider was Essa Al Mutawa. Soud Al Thani and the Kuwaiti rider Mohammad Al Zaidan finished second and third respectively in QSTK Trophy.
The fastest rider in the QSTK Trophy, Essa Al Mutawa was very happy with his performance today ‘I am very happy to be the fastest rider in the the QSTK Trophy and tomorrow I am ready to race for the victory. I have been training very hard during this last month and I have to do some small changes in the set up and I hope we can fix it and be 100% ready for tomorrow’ said Al Mutawa.
Tomorrow, QSTK Race 1 starts at 11:30 and Race 2 at 15:30.
There is free entrance at the Grandstand and Paddock for all the spectators.