In the Superpole of QSTK600 held yesterday Friday 19th May, Mashel Al Naimi took the last pole position of season with a time of 2:06.666, only by 0.001 ahead of Saeed Al Sulaiti.
‘The bike still need more settings , I tried to make a good lap time, but I couldn’t. I tried to push hard but I felt two times that I crashed in slow corners and after 3 laps I had a problem with the brake, I think we need to make bleeding for the oil because the temperature is too hot. Let’s see tomorrow in the warm up, I hope we can make good settings to ride easy with the bike because it is difficult to stay with Saeed with this setting.
Tomorrow first race will be in hot condition and the second race in better condition, so we’’l see how everything will go.’ said Al Naimi.
Al Sulaiti, who didn’t take part in the Free Practice 1, was the only rider of the championship that compete with the same bike since the beginning of the season but he changed his bike after the issues he had in the previous round. ‘From last race, I changed the bike as in the last round the bike had a drop in the power and there was a misfire in the engine. After the bike was checked by the mechanics, they decided to replace the bike. I tested it in the last track day and I had a good feeling with it’ commented Al Sulaiti.
‘In the FP2 I was strong in the rhythm we did a small change in the setting to adapt the riding style with this hot condition. In the Superpole, as you can see, only 0.001 difference with Mishal, so overall I am really happy, the rhythm is really strong and we are ready for the race, looking forward for tomorrow. I want to wish good luck for everybody for the races and congratulation to all the riders that did a great job from the last to the first and improved a lot during this championship round by round. Regarding the championship title, I think that both Mishal and myself deserve the title, but only one winner can be so let’s see who will be tomorrow.’ Al Sulaiti added.
‘I want to thank my sponsor Ooredoo and to QMMF and Losail Circuit Sports Club for this great championship’ ended Al Sulaiti.
Nasser Al Malki will start from the third position in the grid as he clocked the time at 2:05.645. The 17 years old Abdullah Al Qubaisi is continuing his great performance and he ended in fourth place in the Superpole, with a time of 2:06.057. Fahad Al Sowaidi was sixth and Ali Al Shammari ended in seventh place.