Al Qubaisi and Al Sulaiti share honours on the Opening round of QSTK600
Al Qubaisi and Al Sulaiti share honours on the Opening round of QSTK600
14th December, 2019

Qatar’s Abdulla Al Qubaisi and Saeed Al Sulaiti shared honors during the opening round of Qatar Superstock 600 Championship at the Lusail International Circuit.

In the first race, Abdulla Al Qubaisi, the runner up of last season, started from the first place as he got the Superpole and managed to take the lead from the start of the race until the checkered flag. Saeed Al Sulaiti ended in second place and Mashel Al Naimi rounded the podium. The newcomer rider from Bulgary, Mihail Florov finished in fourth place.

During the second race of the day, Al Sulaiti pushed from the start of the race and cliched the victory ahead of Al Qubaisi and Al Naimi.

Al Qubaisi was very happy with his performance during the whole weekend ‘In the first race, the bike was very good and I made a gap from the beginning but in the last two laps I started to lose the front and almost crashed. Saeed almost caught me in the last lap but I finished in first position.  In Race 2 I was able to finish in the first position but in the last laps, I came across with the slow riders and they made me slow my rhythm’ said Al Qubaisi.

The defendant QSTK600 Champion, Al Sulaiti, was satisfied with his results ‘It was a difficult round as Abdulla and Mashal are very well prepared. In race 1, I noticed that Abdulla and Mishal slow their rhythm due a problem with the front tyre and I took advantage of that and get closer to them. In the last two laps I was trying to overtake Abdulla but it was too risky with the slow riders and I preferred to secure the second place. In second race, I decided to push from the beginning, so I kept the rhythm and stay in front until the end of the race. I want to congratulate everyone in this opening round’ commented Al Sulaiti.

Al Naimi, still has some problems with his front tyre and hopes to solve it for the coming round ‘‘The first race was difficult, I was fast in the middle of the race but I couldn’t follow Abdulla and Saeed. The bike was perfect in the second race, I stayed with Abdulla and Saeed the first half of the race but after I had a problem with the front tyre and almost crashed. Overall I am happy and hope the next round will be better. Thanks to Ooredoo for sponsoring me and to QMMF and LCSC for their support’ Al Naimi said.

In the QSTK Trophy Race 1, Rayad Al Emadi finished first in his category followed by the French rider Jeremy Parola and the Australian Alastair Cunliffe respectively.  In the second race of the Trophy category, the new comer French rider took the victory followed by Rayad Al Emadi and the Kuwaiti rider Alexander Qabazard. 

‘I expected a better result in the first race with the set up but in the second race, as it was a bit colder, I could improve my lap time and I managed to finish in first position. This is my first time I join the championship and I am very happy with the results’ said Jeremy Parola.

 ‘Race 1 was very good for me, I had new tyre and the bike was perfect. In race 2, I went with used tyres and it all changed a bit from the bike but overall, I am happy with the results’ commented Al Emadi

 ‘I had a fast crash in the first race but in the second race, I am happy with my third position. I had some pain due to the crash and I could have done it better, but I am very happy that I made one podium at least’ said Alexander

Trophies were presented by Major General Mohamed Saad Al Kharji (Director General of Traffic Headquarters), Eng. Fahad Rashid Al Kaabi (Manateq CEO), Jaber Bin Talib Bin Afifah (Former Rally Driver), Abdulraham Al Mannai (QMMF President), Khalid Al Remiahi (LCSC Vice President and General Manager) and Abdulrazak Al Kuwari (QMMF General Secretary)

The second round of Qatar Superstock Championship will be held on 10th & 11th January 2020.

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