Tag Archive: Qatar

Oct 27

All set for the 2014 WSBK season finale in Qatar

The final round of the 2014 eni FIM Superbike World Champion takes place this weekend at the Losail International Circuit in Doha, Qatar.

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo black For the first time in WSBK history, the event will be held under floodlights thanks to the impressive lighting system that powers the entire venue, allowing riders to race under conditions that are similar to daylight.
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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 »

Apr 05

Marquez produces magic last lap to top Qatar practice

Round 1: Qatar MotoGP™ – Free Practice One, Two and Three

MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda - 2013 Qatar MotoGP FP3Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez produced a strong last lap effort to top Friday practice by just one-thousandth of a second and head the field into tomorrow’s qualifying sessions.

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Apr 02

Bridgestone MotoGP™ round 1 preview

Qatar, Losail

MotoGP logoLosail International Circuit will light up the opening round of the 2013 MotoGP™ season as the twenty-four riders contesting this year’s championship prepare to do battle in the Qatari desert. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

HRH The Prince of Wales Visits the Williams Technology Centre in Qatar

His Royal Highness is visiting Qatar with his wife The Duchess of Cornwall

2012-03-06 - Williams F1 - Dragons' Den Star Peter Jones visits Williams Technology Centre Qatar08 - Williams F1The Williams Technology Centre in Qatar Science and Technology Park today received a visit by HRH the Prince of Wales, who was given a tour of the facility to learn about its research programmes and the growing ties between Williams and the State of Qatar. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Qatar targets F1 testing, race

Arab state Qatar is pushing to become F1’s next new host.

Qatar 090412Drapeau du QatarThe Losail circuit, built in 2004 and located just outside the capital Doha, already stages a night race for MotoGP. And the president of Qatar’s motor racing federation, Nasser bin Khalifa Al Attiyah, has revealed that Losail is bidding “to get the license which would allow us to host F1 teams for pre-season testing and other activities. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

Williams Advanced Engineering to launch Road Safety Simulator at conference in Qatar

“’IQPC are delighted to welcome Williams Advanced Engineering at the ITS & Road Safety Forum in Qatar” – Ashley Phillips

Williams Advanced Engineering logo2012-03-06 - Williams F1 - Dragons' Den Star Peter Jones visits Williams Technology Centre QatarWilliams Advanced Engineering will introduce to the public for the first time the Middle East’s most advanced road safety simulator at this year’s ITS & Road Safety Forum, taking place between the 2nd – 4th October in Doha, Qatar.

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Sep 10

Williams’ interim 2012 results show promising growth and full year results are expected to demonstrate continual financial stability

 Williams Grand Prix Holdings announces Half Year results

Williams Grand Prix Holdings logo09 - Williams F1Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC (WGPH, Ticker: WGF1) today announced its interim results for the six months to 30 June 2012. WGPH is the holding company of the Williams group of companies, which includes Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited and Williams Hybrid Power Limited. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Williams Advanced Engineering and Dean Stoneman collaborate to Fine-tune Driver Training Simulator

In time for the launch of the WAE High Performance Driver Training Programme at the end of this year.

Dean_snippetDean Stoneman - Williams engineers - Patrick HeadWilliams Advanced Engineering (WAE) is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with talented racing driver Dean Stoneman to work together to fine-tune the advanced simulator technology being developed at the Williams Technology Centre in Qatar (WTCQ).

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May 02

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Estoril, Portugal preview

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Round 3

MotoGP logoEstoril - MotoGP - 10-2010Following an exciting second race of the season at Jerez, MotoGP™ stays put on the Iberian Peninsula for this weekend as Portugal’s Circuito do Estoril hosts round three of the 2012 MotoGP™ World Championship.

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May 01

Jerez MotoGP™ debrief with Masao Azuma

Round 2: Spanish MotoGP™ – Post-race debrief

MotoGP - Race winner Casey Stoner leads Jorge LorenzoMotoGP logoRound two of the 2012 MotoGP™ season produced a thrilling encounter at the Circuito de Jerez with the unsettled weather conditions not dampening the spirits of the huge crowd that gathered to cheer on the first European race of the season.

 

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