2017-2018, All News, Round 1

Qatar’s Saeed Al Sulaiti, defendant Qatar Superstock 600 champion, took the first pole position of the season, with a lap time of 2:04.381, and will start tomorrow from the front of the grid.

Mashel Al Naimi, who has fever and is not in good condition, did the second-best time at the superpole, 2:04.914 whereas Nasser Al Malki will start in third position on the grid.

Al Sulaiti is happy with another superpole and ready for the race tomorrow ‘At the Free practice 1 I did only 2 laps just to make sure the bike was ok and I was able to make a good time with used tires. For FP2, I was focusing to do some rhythm, getting ready for the race tomorrow and the time was consisting, so I think I am ready for the race tomorrow’

‘For the Superpole, I was expecting to be on pole position not really hard because the gap was a bit ok, but in the middle of superpole I was surprised as I was behind by a fracture so I really pushed hard and I really did one of my best laps. I thought that we will have the Ohlins racing suspensions for this round because they are better for my riding style and hopefully we can have them for the next round. Good luck for everybody tomorrow and I will push for a win’ said Saeed.

‘I am not feeling good today, I was in hospital this morning with high fever and I missed the free practice 1. Superpole 2 was better than free practice 2. I felt really tired inside the track, but overall, due to my condition I am happy my lap time and start second in the grid tomorrow’ Al Naimi said.

In the QSTK Trophy , the fastest rider was Essa Al Mutawa with a lap time of 2:10.733.

Qatar Superstock 600 and Qatar Touring Car Championship are organized by Losail Circuit Sports Club and Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation with Pirelli Qatar and Inside as sponsors of both championships.

The Karting track will be also opened tomorrow Saturday from 2pm to 7pm.


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