Tag Archive: Qatar

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 »

Oct 16

Rea displaces Torres to end first Qatari night on top

Sykes, Davies and van der Mark complete the top 5

WSBK - Jonathan Rea (GBR) shone his way to first place in the second free practice session at Losail After the opening floodlit session of the weekend, the second free practice session at the Losail International Circuit saw lap times tumble as the WorldSBK riders got up to speed around the 5.380km Qatari track, with a flurry of improving laps in the final eight minutes. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 16

WorldSBK: Pirelli in Qatar as Event Main Sponsor of the final round

The WorldSBK Official Tyre Supplier is ready for the last challenge of 2015

The Losail International Circuit in Doha will host the production derived Championship series for the seventh time (and at night for the second year in a row), the tyre company is also back on track to consolidate the solutions chosen for next season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

WorldSBK stars try one horsepower as Qatari finale begins

Stars of the series swap two wheels for four legs in final 2015 pre-event

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The final pre-event of the 2015 WorkdSBK season saw a selection of riders from the paddock head into Qatar’s capitaly city Doha for an in-depth look into the world of Arabian horse shows at the Al Shaqab equestrian centre. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Qatar in WorldSBK history

Doha may be one of the newer destinations, but it has already racked up its fair share of World Superbike antiquity since 2005…

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo black Qatar first hosted a WorldSBK race when it opened the season in 2005. Almost unbelievably for a desert-based circuit, rain proved to be a factor.

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Oct 07

Ecclestone reveals F1 could be sold ‘this year’

Bernie Ecclestone has suggested Formula 1 could be sold to one of three potential buyers in the next couple of months

2015-06-07_0178 Bernie Ecclestone says there are three interested parties looking to purchase F1 and a deal could be finalised before the year is out. Read the rest of this entry »

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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