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Qubaisi gets creditable result, finishes 11th

Qubaisi gets creditable result, finishes 11th

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Qatar’s Abdulla al Qubaisi secured a creditable 11th spot in the prestigious and tough Spanish Supersport 600 Championship in Jerez on Saturday, giving a good boost to the QMMF Racing Team for the rest of the season.
Sheikh Jassem al Thani also contested in the same race, while Hamad al Sahooti contested in the Moto 4 category.
In the Supersport 600 class, 34 riders from 12 countries competed with total intensity and commitment. While Qubaisi clocked his best lap of 1:46.575 in his 14 round of the track, Sheikh Jassim, contesting in his first international event, managed a 27th spot.
Spain’s Oscar Gutierrez clinched the race for Andotrans Team Torr, while his compatriot Joan Uvina (Motos Y Max-Hospitali) clinched the second spot and Frenchman Loic Arbel (Emperador Racing Team) completed the podium.
In the Moto 4 category, Hamad al Sahooti had to pull out of the race in the ninth lap after a crash. Luckily, he escaped unhurt. The Spanish riders swept the race with Angel Piquiras emerging the winner. He was followed by Alberto Fernandez in the second place and Brian O’Rearty managing the third spot.
Khalid al Remaihi, Vice-President of the Lusail Circuit Sports Club, expressed his satisfaction at the achievements in the first round of the Spanish championship. “The start was good for our champion riders in this strong championship. This is very important assignment and it will help us prepare a strong Qatari team for international events.
He also added, “The organisation was at the highest level, the weather was good and we thank the organisers to provide good atmosphere for our riders to make the most of this participation.”
QMMF President Abdulrahman al Mannai praised the level of the Qatar Team in the first round of the Spanish championship and said: “For us, their first participation was important. We wanted to see how our riders respond to such a big race. Sheikh Jassim, Hamad al Sahooti tried their best and Abdulla al Qubaisi produced a fine result. Saeed al Sulaiti was unfortunate because of his crash.
“We hope that Saeed will recover fast and return to the track. Also I’m confident that our riders will get better results in the next round. We should be patient right now. We should not rush for the results. Our prime goal is to improve and our riders will certainly get better,” added the QMMF president.

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