2018-2019, Round 2

Defending Qatar Superstock 600 champion and current leader in the standings, Qatar’s Saeed Al Sulaiti, grabbed the pole position of the round 2 at Losail International Circuit.

Al Sulaiti was on top at the Free Practice 1 & 2 and managed to do the fastest lap at the Superpole, 2:04.024 and will start tomorrow in first place at the grid in front of Abdulla Al Qubaisi.
‘Today, from Free Practice 1, I feel really good with the bike and I was able to do a good lap times from the first lap and also in the Free Practice 2. In the Superpole, my lap time was very good but in the last three minutes, I went for the last lap and in the first sector I was even faster but unfortunately, I lost the front in corner 6, but the crash was small. I feel good with the bike for the race and ready for tomorrow as the pain in the toe due to last weekend crash decreased and I feel much better’ said Al Sulaiti.
Abdulla Al Qubaisi took the second position in the grid, clocking 2:04.736 seconds, his fastest personal lap time.
‘In the Free Practice, my timings were good but in the Free Practice 2, I had engine failure in corner 1 and thanks the mechanics get the bike ready for the Superpole. I managed to make the second-best lap timing and new personal record for me’ said Al Qubaisi.
Mishal Al Naimi and Nasser Al Malki will start in third and fourth place respectively tomorrow from the grid.
‘The bike compared to last round is better now. I think my bike is ready for the race, it is not good for lap time, but I think is ready for racing and win tomorrow’ said Al Naimi.
In the QSTK Trophy, the fastest rider was as last round, Qatar’s Jassim Al Thani with a lap time of 2:08.122. Kuwaiti riders Mohamed Al Zaidan and Ali Abdulhussain finished second and third in their category.
‘In this round I am again the fastest rider in the QSTK Trophy category and hopefully tomorrow I can do a good start because the front riders have better start than me. I always follow them behind and this time I will try to keep the best acceleration I can until the end’ Al Thani commented.
Qatar Superstock 600 and Qatar Touring Car Championship are organized by Losail Circuit Sports Club and Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation with Pirelli Qatar as sponsor.


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