Tag Archive: Qatar

Apr 06

Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas: Can it get any better?

The 2015 MotoGP™ World Championship continues with the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas, after a thrilling opening race in Qatar.

As the paddock prepares for the race at the 5.5 km Circuit of the Americas, there are a number of talking points on everyone’s lips with fans wondering if it could possibly get any better after an incredible opening round under the floodlights in Qatar. It is the third year in a row that the MotoGP™ World Championship returns to COTA, with Honda having completed a 1-2 (Marquez and Pedrosa) at each previous race. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 02

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team aiming high in Austin

Rossi and Lorenzo determined to ensure a happy return to Circuit of The Americas on April 10-12

 

MotoGP - Valentino Rossi - Movistar Yamaha MotoGP - Qatar MotoGP race winner The MotoGP season roared back into action last weekend in Qatar, where Valentino Rossi’s sensational victory signaled the start of what promises to be another incredible season of two-wheel racing.

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Apr 01

Qatar MotoGP debrief with Shinji Aoki

It was an all-Italian podium at the first Grand Prix of 2015

MotoGP - Valentino Rossi  - Podium from the 2015 Qatar Grand Prix Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi won an entertaining MotoGP™ season opener at Qatar’s Losail Circuit, the nine-time World Champion emerging the victor in an epic battle with Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso.

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Mar 30

Repsol Honda’s Spanish duo aiming for the podium in Austin

Reigning World Champions excited to return to Circuit of The Americas on April 10-12

As the MotoGP championship turns its focus to the Texas capital of Austin, home of the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas™ (April 10-12), Repsol Honda’s Spanish duo of Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa have expressed their excitement at returning to Circuit of The Americas, hoping to put the Qatar race behind them.

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Mar 29

Valentino Rossi wins thrilling MotoGP season opener in Qatar

Round 1: Qatar MotoGP™ – Race
MotoGP - Valentino Rossi - Movistar Yamaha MotoGP - Qatar MotoGP race winner Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi emerged victorious from a thrilling battle with Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso to win the opening round of the MotoGP™ season at Qatar’s Losail International Circuit.

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Mar 28

Dovizioso dazzles under lights to take pole position for MotoGP™ season opener

Round 1: Qatar MotoGP™ – Qualifying Practice
Andrea-Dovizioso---Ducati-Team---Qatar-MotoGP-QP Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso showed he will be a force to be reckoned with this season after the Italian set a stunning time of 1’54.113 during Qualifying Practice 2 to claim pole position for tomorrow’s Qatar Grand Prix.

Mar 27

Marquez leads tightly packed field in Qatar Free Practice

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

Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda Team - Qatar MotoGP FP3 Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez was quickest in the opening practice sessions for the Qatar Grand Prix, the two-time and reigning MotoGP™ World Champion setting a time of 1’54.822 to lead a highly competitive field where the top eighteen riders were split by less than a second on combined times after Free Practice 3.

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Mar 26

Ahead of the first Moto3 race of 2015 at Losail, Qatar. CEO Mufaddal Choonia answers Mahindra Racing’s key questions

Q&A with Mahindra Racing’s CEO Mufaddal Choonia

Mahindra Racing logo What are the main changes made to the MGP3O racer since last year? We have worked on almost all the major aggregates including the engine and chassis. The new chassis has higher rigidity and lower weight compared to the previous one.

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Mar 17

Dovizioso and Ducati top timesheets at Qatar pre-season MotoGP test

Losail International Circuit, Qatar
MotoGP - Bridgestone engineer Masao Azuma in Ducati Team box Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso lifted the spirits of Ducati fans around the globe after posting the quickest time at the final MotoGP pre-season test of 2015 at Qatar’s Losail International Circuit.

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Mar 16

The reigning MotoGP™ World Champion Marc Marquez comments on the blistering pace of the Ducati GP15 in Qatar

Marquez discusses Ducati performance

The big talking point from the first two days of the final preseason test at the Losail International Circuit has been the exhilarating performance of the new Ducati GP15, which has topped the timesheets on both days.

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Mar 13

Team Suzuki Ecstar to test “race package” at Losail

Team Suzuki Ecstar Manager Davide Brivio plus riders Maverick Viñales and Aleix Espargaro look ahead to the final preseason test in Qatar.

Team Suzuki Ecstar Manager Davide Brivio plus riders Maverick Viñales and Aleix Espargaro look ahead to the final preseason test in Qatar.

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Feb 25

All eyes on Qatar for Husqvarna’s 2015 MXGP racers

Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing head to Qatar fresh from very encouraging pre-season performances

Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing logo With the opening round of the FIM Motocross World Championship taking place in Losail, Qatar this Saturday, February 28, Husqvarna Motorcycles’ official teams are ready to begin their 2015 MXGP championship assaults. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

MotoGP™ paddock gears up for Sepang 2 Test

As always the time sheets should give us a great indication of who will be where

2012-03-24 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Sepang International Circuit 02 MotoGP™ returns to Kuala Lumpur on Monday for the penultimate 3 day test (Sepang 2), ahead of the season’s opening race in Qatar on the 29th March. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Award delight for Dan and Dan

2014 Autosport Awards

Daniel Ricciardo and new Infiniti Red Bull Racing recruit Daniil Kvyat were rewarded for a couple of spectacular firsts at this year’s FIA’ Prize-Giving gala, which took place last Friday in the capital of Qatar, Doha. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

F1 votes on rule changes for 2015 season

F1 has moved to scrap the highly controversial double points system ahead of the 2015 season.

Bernie Ecclestone -Donald Mackenzie Bernie Ecclestone’s innovation, designed to keep spice in the championship fight until the final corners of the season, has been furiously unpopular. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

Qatar to break F1 fee record in 2017 – report

Qatar, the small Arab country, looks set to break F1’s record for the highest-paying grand prix host.

F1 business journalist Christian Sylt, who is close to the sport’s chief executive Bernie Ecclestone, cited ‘sources’ in reporting that Qatar looks set to pay about $78 million a year beginning with its first race no later than 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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