Abdulla Al Qubaisi crowned new Qatar Superstock 600 Champion
Abdulla Al Qubaisi clinched the Qatar Superstock 600 title after two thrilling races held during the last round at Losail International Circuit.
Defendant QSTK600 champion, Saeed Al Sulaiti and Abdulla Al Qubaisi got into the final round with a different of only six points so both of them had chances to get the title, but Al Qubaisi won both races with a great performance.
In the first race, Al Qubaisi and Al Sulaiti were overtaking position during all the race but in the last three laps, Al Sulaiti had a problem in the gear paddle and finished in third place. Mashel Al Naimi took advantage of it and finished in second place.
Al Qubaisi started the second race with a gap of only three points in front of Al Sulaiti so all the pressure was for the defendant champion to finish the race in front of Abdulla.
Saeed Al Sulaiti lead most of the race in front of Abdulla but just three laps to go, Abdulla made the final move and overtook him and got the victory. Mashel Al Naimi finished third in the second race.
With a total of 213 points, Al Qubaisi is crowned the new QSTK600 champion’ I am really really happy for the whole season. Everybody was working with me very hard, the mechanics, family, Saeed , my supporter number one. The whole championship was really hard fighting with Saeed , he is working really hard and strong so it was a very difficult win’ said Abdulla
‘In the race 2 I pushed very hard and I didn’t know I was going to win the championship until the last lap. I overtook Saeed in the last lap and tried to create a bit of gap and I won’ he added
‘I also want to thank QMMF President , Mr Abdulrahman Al Mannai and LCSC General Manager and Vice President Mr Khalid Al Remaihi for this amazing championship’ ended Al Qubaisi.
Saeed Al Sulaiti fighted until the last race of the seaon and finished with 205 points ‘ Unfortunately, in the first race I lost the gear paddle in the middle of the race and I just tried to minimize the lost and I finished in third place’ said Al Sulaiti.
‘The second race was one of the strongest one of the championship, until the last lap we were fighting with Abdulla. In the last lap, heading to corner one we overtook three slow riders but one stay in the line that altered our race but at the end of the day, Abdulla deserves the championship, we worked really hard and coaching him for the last three years is an honor to see him winning now’ added Al Sulaiti.
‘I am very proud of him and I feel like his win is a double win for me so I was waiting for this moment since we started training together. I won the last three years and now I lost but this is a motivation to work harder for next season and be back on the top’ he ended.
Mashel Al Naimi finished in third place in the standings with 178 points ‘It was a very good season, we fight until the end to do the best result. Last two rounds we struggled with the bike and at the end the championship had to be decided between Saeed or Abdulla. Overall it was a good season, thanks to QMMF and Losail Circuit Sports Club for organizing this championship’ said Mishal Al Naimi
In the QSTK Trophy, the French rider Jeremy Parola got the title in his category with a great performance during all the rounds as he was on the podium in all the rounds except in the last race of the championship. Parola, who scored a total of 233 was very happy after his win in his first time racing in the championship ‘I was very nice to ride here in Qatar, everything was very well organized, racing was amazing and I enjoyed a lot. In the last race, I was fighting with Mihail but I pushed too much in turn 7 and I lost the front and crash but I was able to rejoin the race and get some points’.
Rayad Al Emadi finished second in the QSTK Trophy championship with 210 points and Hassan Al Mansori rounded the QSTK Trophy podium.
Trophies were presented by Mr Abdulrahman Al Mannai (QMMF President) and Mr. Khalid Al Remaihi (LCSC Vice President and General Manager)