The second round of Qatar Touring Car Championship and the opening round of Qatar Superstock 600 will take place this weekend, 15th & 16th December at the Losail International Circuit.
In the Qatar Touring Car Championship, after the first round that was held at the beginning of December together with the FIA World Touring Car Championship, the defendant QTCC Champion is leading the standings with 36 points, only one point ahead of Saadon Al Kuwari who is second.
Al Khelaifi and Al Kuwari shared victories in the first round with thrilling battles in both races and the third place at the podium was for Adham El Dib, who is third in the standings.
‘I am looking forward to another round of QTCC and I am sure this round will be more exciting and tougher than the previous one as Ibrahim is back and it will be more challenging to battle both Saadon and Ibrahim this time. Good luck to all the drivers’ Al Khelaifi said.
Al Kuwari also expects a very close battle in the front group ‘It was very clear in the first round of QTCC that the championship title will be very close and challenging. I am really looking forward for another exciting round’ stated Al Kuwari.
Regarding the opening round of Qatar Superstock600, Saeed Al Sulaiti is ready to start another season and defend the championship title ‘I think that we are ready to start the season in a good way. After the official test we had last weekend, we managed to set the fastest laps both days and the feeling with the bike were
very good ’said Al Sulaiti.
The runner up of the last season, Mishal Al Naimi, hopes that this weekend he can be faster that in the official practice ‘During the official practice we suffered a lot with the strong winds and I wasn’t very fast. Hopefully, this weekend the weather will be better and we can get good results for the beginning of the season’ stated Al Naimi
A part from the exciting battles that will be held in the front group with Al Sulaiti, Al Naimi, Al Malki, Al Sowaidi and the newcomer Hungarian rider Balint Kovacs, it is expected that the QSTK Trophy category will also bring thrilling moments with Al Shammari, Al Mutawa and the Kuwaiti riders Al Zaidan and Al Shuaibi fighting in their category.
On Friday, QSTK track activity will start at 10:00 with the Free Practice 1 and QTCC activity starts at 14:30.
On Saturday, QSTK Race 1 is scheduled at 11:30 and Race 2 at 14:30. For QTCC, the first race is at 13:00 and the second one at 16:00.
There is free entrance for all the fans at the grandstand and also at the Paddock.
Qatar Superstock 600 and Qatar Touring Car Championship are organized by Losail Circuit Sports Club and Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation with Pirelli Qatar and Inside as sponsors of both championships.
The Karting track will be opened during both days of the championship for Adults and Kids. On Friday 15th the karting track schedule is from 5pm to 10pm and on Saturday 16th from 2pm to 7pm.
Find attached the event schedule, QTCC Standings after Round 1 and photos