Tag Archive: Qatar

Mar 28

Ecclestone confirms F1 sale price agreed – but he’s not buying

“There are two people who want to buy”
Ecclestone confirms F1 sale price agreed - but he's not buyingF1 ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone claims that the sport has not one, but two potential buyers lined up its controlling stake – but insists that he is not one of them. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Dominant victory for Lorenzo under the Qatar floodlights

Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar

MotoGP - Dominant victory for Lorenzo under the Qatar floodlights The 2016 MotoGP™ World Championship got off to a fiery start in Qatar as Lorenzo blitzed the field ahead of Dovizioso and Marquez
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Mar 19

Perfect start to title defence for Lorenzo with Qatar pole

Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar

MotoGP - Perfect start to title defence for Lorenzo with Qatar pole The first pole of the 2016 FIM MotoGP™ World Championship season went to World Champion Lorenzo, Marquez and Viñales completing the front row. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Jorge Lorenzo leads as the MotoGP™ riders hit the track in Qatar

The weekend started with reigning World Champion Jorge Lorenzo on top under the floodlights of Losail

MotoGP - All the 2016 MotoGP riders The weekend started with Xavier Hernandez and Valentino Rossi going head to head in a football match between their respective academies. Former FC Barcelona player’s Doha based Aspire Academy and the Doctor’s VR46 Academy. Download and share the copyright-free video edit of the event by clicking here. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

Ready for battle, the MotoGP™ World Championship roars into 2016

Since 2008 each season of the MotoGP™ World Championship has begun under the brilliant floodlights of the Qatar

MotoGP logo As is tradition, the Losail Circuit Sports Club will host the first round of the MotoGP™ World Championship under their famous floodlights. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 13

Lowes and Antonelli up the pace on final day of testing

Lap times tumbled in the desert as riders in the junior class pushed for headline grabbing laps before the 2016 season

WSBK - Sam Lowes Work continued for the Moto2™ World Championship on their third and final day of testing in Qatar ahead of the opening round of 2016. Several riders saved themselves and their bikes for the final two sessions of the day, conditions less than ideal during their first potential stint on track. Many of the same names remained towards the top of the timing screens as several riders are emerging as favourites for the upcoming Qatar GP, if not the season as a whole. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

Luthi and Loi lead as winglets appear in Qatar

A second day of testing saw many riders confirm their positions at the top while others made technical advancements

WSBK - Moto 2 - Tom Luthi It was another productive day of testing for the Moto2™ World Championship at the Losail Circuit Sports Club. Many riders were hesitant to head out in the first session, waiting for conditions closer to race day on Sunday the 20th of March. This saw only 11 riders head out for the first session of the day. Unfortunately this did not include Axel Pons (AGR Team) who decided to sit out the second day of testing due to injury. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Rins and Navarro lead the charge in Qatar

The two Spanish riders topped the time sheets in the junior classes as they begin their final test of 2016 in Losail

Rins and Navarro lead the charge in Qatar It was a slow start to testing for the Moto3™ World Championship in Qatar, their first session on track run with the sun still in the sky and the track quite dirty. As a result, not all riders went out on track but those who did went out to test a new hard rear tyre for Dunlop. This tyre will be used for Argentina and will only be used at the Qatar Test for non-night sessions; the tyre allocation for the Qatar race will be soft and medium compounds as in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

Three days of testing greet lightweight classes in Qatar

Moto2/Moto3 Official Test Qatar Preview

Lozail Qatar Test Night One final test awaits in Qatar for the Moto2™ and Moto3™ World Championships, riders look to consolidate their performance. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 04

Lorenzo leads as riders push to limit during final test

Riders were given one last test session before the 2016 season begins on the 20th of March in Qatar

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo A crash filled final day in Qatar as the MotoGP™ World Championship conclude their pre-season testing, Lorenzo on top again.

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Mar 01

Winter almost gone, one last MotoGP test in Qatar

The end of winter rapidly approaches; just one final test remains before the season gets underway

MotoGP™ riders prepare for final pre-season testAfter three days in both Sepang and Phillip Island, the MotoGP™ World Championship head to Losail International Circuit for one last test. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 24

MotoGP: Aprilia Racing Team Gresini missed the Phillip Island test in favour of a private debut in Qatar, the factory riders having their first test

Bradl and Bautista complete first test on new Aprilia

Bradl and Bautista complete first test on new ApriliaThe new Aprilia MotoGP™ project completed its first real test in Qatar. Aprilia Racing Team Gresini spent three days testing the all-new RS-GP machine, developed in the Noale factory for the upcoming 2016 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

MotoGP™ 2016: A quest for records

After a dramatic end to 2015, the 2016 MotoGP™ World Championship is set to be a hard fought, and record breaking, season

2016: A quest for recordsThe 2016 season will be the 68th edition of the MotoGP™ World Championship and will run over 18 Grands Prix in four continents and fifteen different countries. After preseason tests in Sepang, Philip Island and Losail the first race will be held in Qatar on the 20th of March, starting an eight-month battle for the title, concluding in Valencia on the 13th of November. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

WTCC: Tiago Monteiro aiming for revenge in Qatar

For the first time in its history, the WTCC will visit Qatar
WTCC Tiago Monteiro aiming for revenge in Qatar On 26 and 27 November, Tiago Monteiro will participate in the final round of the 2015 FIA World Touring Car Championship, WTCC.

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Nov 25

WTCC: Journey into the unknown for Campos Racing in Qatar

Losail will host a World Touring Car Championship event for the very first time

Filippi_pre_LosailIn addition to the Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 cars driven by Hugo Valente and John Filippi, Campos Racing will enter a third one for local start Nasser Al-Attiyah. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Nasser Al-Attiyah to contest WTCC Race of Qatar

Middle East sporting legend signs up for season-closing WTCC night race

Nasser Al-Attiyah portrait photo 01 (photo MINI Motorsport Communications).jpgTitle-winning rally driver and Olympic medallist Nasser Al-Attiyah will be on the starting grid when the FIA World Touring Car Championship visits his native Qatar for the first time next month. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 19

2015 eni FIM Superbike World Championship

Prize-Giving Ceremony

2015 WorldSBK Prize-Giving Ceremony The 2015 eni FIM Superbike World Championship Prize-Giving Ceremony has taken place today, Monday 19th October, at the St. Regis Hotel in Doha, Qatar. The gathering marked the official end to another spectacular season of motorcycle racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

Haslam ends the 2015 WorldSBK season with a win, Smith scores maiden WSS victory

Second place Davies claims runner-up spot as Rea suffers first DNF of the season

WSBK - Leon Haslam (GBR) battled hard to score a crucial season-ending win The final FIM Superbike World Championship race of 2015 was won on the final lap after another race-long fight as Leon Haslam (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils), who took his second win of the year – the fifth of his WorldSBK career – beat Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati SBK Team).

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Oct 18

WSBK: Maiden win for Torres in Race 1 after spectacular battle with Rea

The Spaniard ends Great Britain’s winning streak as Sykes claims final podium place

WSBK Maiden win for Torres in Race 1 after spectacular battle with Rea The penultimate race of the 2015 WorldSBK season has been won under floodlights at the Losail International Circuit by Jordi Torres (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils), with Jonathan Rea and his KRT team-mate Tom Sykes joining him on the podium.

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Oct 17

WSBK: Pirelli Qatar Round night-time Tissot-Superpole victory for Sykes

The Briton claims pole number 30 of his career as Rea and Fores will join him on front row.

WSBK - Pirelli Qatar Round night-time Tissot-Superpole victory for Sykes Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) has taken his 30th career Tissot-Superpole to ensure his place at the head of the front row of the grid for tomorrow’s two, 17-lap final WorldSBK races of the season at Losail International Circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

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