Tag: Qatar

Vinales scores victory at MotoGP curtain-raiser on his debut

  The MotoGP curtain-raiser at the Losail International Circuit saw Yamaha MotoGP debutant Maverick Vinales storm to victory ahead of favorites team mate Valentino Rossi and Reigning Champion Marc Marquez.

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2017 MotoGP Season kicks off in Qatar

  The 2017 MotoGP Season is kicking off at the Losail International Circuit, this weekend. Defending Champion Marc Marquez and the rest of contenders had tested at Losail in the final pre-season test two weeks earlier, prior to the season opener.

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WTCC Qatar: Bennani captures win in Main race; Tarquini takes Opening race

 2016 WTCC Qatar Mehdi Bennani main race The finale of the WTCC at Qatar’s Losail Circuit was the final outing scene for prennial Champions Citroen. Sebastien Loeb Racing driver Mehdi Bennani capped off a fighting finish to capture the win in the main race. The opening race saw the veteran Gabriele Tarquini battle for the outright victory. With the win, Bennani gave his team Sebastien Loeb Racing win number 50. For Muller, on his final WTCC race, his two top six finishes in the two races earned him the runner up spot in the Drivers standings behind Jose Maria Lopez.

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Citroen WTCC crews complete dominant season in Qatar

2015 WTCC Losail Yvan Muller With the titles already decided in favor of Jose Maria Lopez and Citroen, the WTCC finale at the Losail International Circuit was an affair for the runners up spot between four-time Champion Yvan Muller and Sebastien Loeb. For Loeb, it would be his last WTCC outing, before his eventual debut at the 2016 Dakar with Peugeot. Race one was won by Lopez, who equaled his previous 10-win season, and race two went to Yvan Muller, who’d finish runners up by a single point over Loeb.

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MotoGP Qatar: Jorge Lorenzo pushes through for first pole of the season

 Jorge Lorenzo grabs first pole of season The new Quaifying format for Round 1’s Motorcycle Grand Prix Championship at the Losail International Circuit saw Jorge Lorenzo blaze to pole with a 1:54.714 ahead of Yamaha Tech3’s Cal Crutchlow and Championship rival Dani Pedrosa. The second group of quickest riders were Andrea Dovizioso in his Ducati, Stefan Bradl for LCR and Repsol Honda rookie Marc Marquez.

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Qatar MotoGP: Lorenzo draws first blood

 qatar-motogp-lorenzo-draws-blood  The Qatarian MotoGP weekend saw a resilient former Champion Jorge Lorenzo outsmart the more powerful Repsol Hondas of Dani Pedrosa and reigning champ Casey Stoner to the top step of the podium in Doha.

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Qatar Race To Be Run On Monday / Stoner Starts From P1



13 April 2009
A torrential desert downpour just sixty seconds before the start of the opening race of the season at Losail means it has been postponed until Monday, with the warm-up set to take place at 1830h local time and the race at 2100h, following a meeting between the teams.

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Qatar Welcomes Kawasaki Official MotoGP Test

qatar-welcomes-kawasaki-official-motogp-test The Kawasaki Racing Team resumed their intensive pre-season test schedule with the first of three days of testing at the Losail International Circuit on the outskirts of Doha in Qatar.

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Makoto Tamada Takes Top Spot At Qatar MotoGP Test


4 March 2005

Japanese Honda rider Makoto Tamada ended the three-day MotoGP test at Qatar with a scintillating lap time of 1m 57.63s round the 5.400kms Losail circuit. Tamada’s time was an incredible 2.3s faster than pole position time set at the GP last October. Read more

Ducati Marlboro Team Back In Testing Action In Qatar

ducati-marlboro-team-back-in-testing-action-in-qatar Loris Capirossi and Carlos Checa concentrate on the front end of their Desmosedici GP5. Testing continues tomorrow and Thursday.

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