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Runaway Rea Wins Penultimate Race Of The Season

QATAR (November 3, 2017)-  Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) produced a masterclass in the Qatari desert on Friday night at the Losail International Circuit, getting away brilliantly from pole to dominate the penultimate race of season and eventually cross the finish line a clear 4.944s distance ahead of second placed Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati).

Friday, 03 November 2017 19:19 Published in Reports, Results & Points


SPOILER ALERT: MotoGP Qatar Race Report!

Rain, delays, uncertainty and a decision for a slightly shortened race distance prefaced the 20 laps that then blew the drama out the water: MotoGP is back for 2017, and in some style.

Monday, 27 March 2017 10:45 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Vinales tops Friday MotoGP qualifying; surprises abound in top five

Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) kept his top spot on the combined timesheets after FP3 at Losail International Circuit, with his Friday best unchallenged by the grid. The Spaniard also suffered his first crash on the Yamaha in an official session earlier in the day, escaping unscathed. Andrea Iannone (Team Suzuki Ecstar) was the late superstar of the session, moving up from P17 to second and just beating reigning Champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team).

Behind Marquez was an impressive dash from reigning Moto2™ Champion Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3), who took over from his teammate Jonas Folger as fastest rookie.  Folger is eighth on combined times, and also goes safely through to the Q2 qualifying session.

Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) completed the top five overall after the three sessions, ahead of FP2’s fastest man Scott Redding (Octo Pramac Racing). Redding also suffered two incidents in FP3 – with damage to his fairing followed by a late crash. Repsol Honda Team’s Dani Pedrosa was seventh fastest, only 0.028 off the Brit.

Behind Folger was fellow crasher LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow, who took ninth despite the late incident. Nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) just completed the top ten by 0.021 - the last of those graduating automatically to Q2.

Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) had a tougher second day, ending twelfth on combined times and missing the cut by only half a tenth. The 'Spartan' will be a big threat in Q1 as he looks to fight at the front in his first weekend in red.

The grid head out for FP4 at 19:55 local time (GMT + 3) on Saturday evening, before Q1 chooses two more graduates for Q2 – and the first grid of the year gets decided.

Friday, 24 March 2017 19:05 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Davies Lights the Way in Drama-Filled Season Finale

@WSBK •@WorldSBK • #QatarWorldSBK •(October 30, 2016)-  The final race of the 2016 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship had it all; Ducati dominating proceedings, a Pedercini Kawasaki flaming inferno and an admirable show of team spirit by the current World Champion.

Sunday, 30 October 2016 17:38 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Davies Paints the Desert Red While Rea Takes his Crown

#QatarWorldSBK • @WorldSBK • (October 30, 2016)- The penultimate Race of the 2016 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship got off to a shining start under the stars and floodlights of the Losail International Circuit.

Sunday, 30 October 2016 14:15 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo starts MotoGP title defence with win in Qatar

With new Michelin tires and new unified electronics, the Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar was set to not only start a new season of the MotoGP™ World Championship, but also begin a new era. Testing had given fans a preview of who was fast and what bikes were working well, but few had any idea what would happen as the lights went out on the first race of the 2016 season.

Monday, 21 March 2016 09:40 Published in Reports, Results & Points


BMW returns as Official Car of MotoGP

Munich/Doha, 30th March 2015. The opening round of the 2015 MotoGP World Championship in Qatar marked the start of a 17th season as “Official Car of MotoGP” for BMW M. BMW has been involved in MotoGP since 1999 and provides the official fleet of vehicles. BMW M Division’s commitment also incorporates many other activities, including the presentation of the coveted BMW M Award.

Monday, 30 March 2015 14:42 Published in Industry News


Superb Double Podium for Ducati Team Riders in Grand Prix of Qatar

March 29, 2015- The Ducati Team riders, Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone, produced a couple of great races in the opening round of the 2015 MotoGP World Championship – the Grand Prix of Qatar – held under floodlights at the Losail International Circuit on the outskirts of Doha.

Monday, 30 March 2015 09:35 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Marquez on top after first practice in Qatar

Marc Marquez ended Free Practice 1 on top of the timesheets as riders took to the track for the first time in the 2015 MotoGP™ season.

Thursday, 26 March 2015 15:54 Published in Reports, Results & Points


MotoGP: Lorenzo Dominates, Rossi Surges, Rookie Márquez Flashes Huge Potential

While Jorge Lorenzo took an early lead and walked away with a convincing victory, it was the late-race charge of Valentino Rossi to take second place from MotoGP rookie Marc Márquez and then the ensuing battle of veteran vs. newbie that highlighted the MotoGP season opener at Losail in Qatar.

Sunday, 07 April 2013 23:40 Published in Reports, Results & Points