The action of Qatar Superstock 600 and Qatar Touring Car Championship is back this weekend, on the 25thand 26th January 2019, after one-month break.
At Qatar Superstock 600, Saeed Al Sulaiti is leading the standings with the maximum points, 100, as he has won all the previous races.
‘This is a very important round and I am really looking forward to this weekend’s races. We are just in the middle of the championship and we need to continue with the good results in order to reach the final round with a good gap of points in the championship. I hope to keep the same performance’ said Al Sulaiti.
Mishal Al Naimi, is second in the standings with 72 points and Abdullah Al Qubaisi with 69 points is in third place.
In the QSTK Trophy, Jassim Al Thani, who leads his category, is getting better results and improving in each round. ‘I am really looking forward for another exciting round. Last round I did my personal best lap time and I hope to keep the same and battle in front with the top riders’ said Al Thani.
Kuwaiti rider Mohammad Al Zaidan is in second place and Hassan Al Mansoori is third in the QSTK Trophy standings.
For the Qatar Touring Car Championship, the leader of the championship, Abdulla Al Khelaifi expects another thrilling battle with the other competitors ‘We have seen very challenging races in the previous rounds and it gets tougher every time to get the victory. New comers are getting up to speed quickly and this weekend I am sure it will be more competitive, so there is no room for any mistake’ said Al Khelaifi.
Mohamad Al Khaiat is second in the standings with 39 points ‘We are glad with the current position as we have achieved 2nd place but this season we are not concerned about the points or position. Our main focus this season, is to get a better understanding of this Motorsport battle, how more points can be gained and getting the best set up of the car in order for us to be ready for the next season. We are learning now but next season we hope to be fully prepared with greater knowledge on the QTCC ‘ said Al Khaiat.
The third place in the standings is for Ahmed Al Asiri with 36 points ‘Last round, I had a problem in the first race and I couldn’t finish, so hopefully I have better luck in this round’ Al Asiri mentioned.
On Friday, track activity starts at 9:00 and finishes at 16:10. On Saturday, there will be the two races for each championship, starting at 11:10 with QSTK Race 1 and at 13:00 for QTCC Race 1
There is free entrance for all the fans at the grandstand and also at the Paddock.