Tag Archive: Qatar

Oct 21

Brawn, Domenicali to investigate Bianchi crash

A group of well-known F1 names will work with the sport’s governing body to investigate the crash of seriously injured driver Jules Bianchi.

2014-06-04_0348 It is already known that new processes for yellow flag periods, and safety skirts for recovery vehicles, will be looked into by the newly-formed ‘accident panel’ instigated by FIA president Jean Todt. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Rejuvenated title hopes for Guintoli after home round success

Sylvain Guintoli narrowed the gap to leader Tom Sykes

WSBK - Sylvain Guintoli Day 3 The penultimate round of the 2014 eni FIM Superbike World witnessed a change of momentum for the title race, which will be decided on November 2nd at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar.

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Aug 28

SBK Commission decision

The proposal did not receive the required consensus

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo black The FIM and Dorna WSBK Organization inform that the possibility to compensate for the amount of points that will be missed through the cancellation of the South African Round has been denied. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 19

Eni FIM Superbike World Championship 2014 calendar update

As announced, the final prize-giving ceremony for both WSBK and WSS classes will take place in Doha, Qatar

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo white The FIM and Dorna WSBK Organization wish to announce that the Free State South African Round which was cancelled (Press Release of 31 July) will not be replaced by any other event. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Preview – Round 2: Americas, Austin

A real challenge for the riders and tyres

MotoGP - Start of the 2013 Americas Grand Prix After a successful debut event last year, MotoGP™ returns to the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas with legions of American fans set to be thrilled after an intense season opener at Qatar. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 26

Qatar MotoGP™ debrief with Shinji Aoki

“The Qatar circuit is a difficult venue for tyre development”
MotoGP - Start of the 2014 Qatar Grand Prix Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez won the MotoGP™ season opener at Qatar’s Losail International Circuit, as the reigning World Champion claimed victory ahead of Movistar Yamaha Racing’s Valentino Rossi and Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa who finished in second and third place respectively.

Mar 23

Marquez takes victory in spectacular season opener in Qatar (updated)

Round 1: Qatar MotoGP™ – Race
MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda - Qatar MotoGP race winner Marc Marquez got his MotoGP™ World Championship title defence off to the perfect start after the Repsol Honda rider emerged victorious from a closely-fought contest with Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 22

Marquez grabs pole position in thrilling Qatar qualifying

Round 1: Qatar MotoGP™ – Qualifying Practice
MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda - Qatar MotoGP QP Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez grabbed pole position for the first race of the 2014 MotoGP™ season in a thrilling Qualifying Practice 2 session that saw the front row split by just 0.094 seconds. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Aleix Espargaro opens up gap on rivals in Qatar free practice

Round 1: Qatar MotoGP™ – Free Practice One, Two and Three
MotoGP - Aleix Espargaro - NGM Mobile Forward Racing - Qatar MotoGP FP3 NGM Mobile Forward Racing’s Aleix Espargaro continued his impressive form from the Qatar pre-season test to top the first three Free Practice sessions at Qatar’s Losail International Circuit, ultimately setting a best lap time of 1’54.773 to finish 0.413 seconds clear of his closest rival. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Shell Advance launches Asia Talent Cup at Qatar Motorcycle Grand Prix

A total of 22 young Asian riders will take part in the series

Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup - Grid The inaugural season of the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup, a series aimed at promoting young racers towards a future competing at the highest level of international motorcycle racing, was launched today at the Losail circuit in Qatar.

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Mar 18

Bridgestone MotoGP Qatar, Losail preview

MotoGP  Round 1 preview
MotoGP logo The 2014 MotoGP™ season is set to start this weekend amidst a huge buzz of excitement at Qatar’s Losail International Circuit, as Bridgestone embarks on its sixth season as Official Tyre Supplier to the world’s premier class of motorcycle road racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Capitalising on Qatar link ‘my last big wish’ – Williams

“My last big wish is to bring our partnership with Qatar to fruition”

Claire WilliamsReaping the fruits of the collaboration with Qatar is Sir Frank Wiliams’ “last big wish”, he admitted on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

The Williams F1 Team and ShoreTel announce New Technical Partnership

This partnership will allow ShoreTel to benefit from a global marketing platform

The Williams F1 Team and ShoreTel Announce New Technical PartnershipThe Williams F1 Team (Ticker: WGF1) is pleased to announce a new technical partnership with ShoreTel® (NASDAQ: SHOR), a leading provider of unified communications platforms including business phone systems, applications and mobile UC solutions. Read the rest of this entry »

May 20

F1 in Schools launches in Qatar with Williams

F1 in Schools has expanded its programme into Qatar.

F1 in Schools launches in Qatar with WilliamsPartnering with Williams for the launch in the Doha British School over 50 delegates from over 20 Schools attended along with dignitaries from the Supreme Education Council. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

Abu Dhabi wants F1 winter testing

“There is an interest to do pre-season testing outside of Europe”

Abu Dhabi - Getty ImagesAbu Dhabi has now officially thrown its name into the hat as a potential pre-season testing venue for next season. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 25

Qatar wants pre-season F1 test in 2014

Qatar has emerged as F1’s next likely new host.

Lozail Qatar Test NightWe reported last October that the Arab state, already the host of a floodlit MotoGP race at the Losail circuit outside capital Doha, was looking to host “F1 teams (for) pre-season testing and other activities”. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 24

The Williams F1 Team drivers visite Qatar to highlight growing ties

Along with Team Principal Sir Frank Williams

The Williams F1 Team Drivers Visit Qatar to Highlight Growing TiesThe Williams F1 Team drivers Pastor Maldonado, Valtteri Bottas and Susie Wolff visited Qatar this week for a series of events at some of the country’s key locations to further cement the relationship between Williams and Qatar. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Qatar MotoGP™ debrief with Shinji Aoki

Track conditions at Qatar were particularly dusty this year

MotoGP - Bridgestone technician in Ducati Team boxYamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo was in dominant form at the season opening Qatar MotoGP, taking the race win from pole position ahead of teammate Valentino Rossi in second place and Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez in third.

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Apr 07

Lorenzo dominates MotoGP™ season opener at Qatar (updated)

Round 1: Qatar MotoGP™ – Race

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo - Yamaha Factory Racing - 2013 Qatar MotoGP race winnerYamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo led from start to finish at the Qatar Grand Prix to start the defence of his MotoGP™ title in the best possible fashion.

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Apr 06

Lorenzo leads under lights in Qatar qualifying

Round 1: Qatar MotoGP™ – Qualifying Practice One and Two

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo - Yamaha Factory Racing - 2013 Qatar MotoGP QPYamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo laid down a lap of 1’54.714 on his penultimate lap in QP2 to claim pole position for the first race of the 2013 MotoGP™ season at Qatar’s Losail International Circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

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