Female rider Sara Handal of Honduras, poses for a picture ahead of the fourth round of the Losail MX Championship today
DOHA: The fourth and penultimate round of Losail MX Championship will take place today at the Losail MX track.
In the MX1 category, the leader is Kuwaiti rider Moaath Al Ansari with 117 points.
Abdullah Al Shatti also from Kuwait is leading the MX2 category with 140 points. He has stepped on the podium in all the races, with four victories.
Free practice will start at 9:55am while the qualifying session will be at 11.00am. Race 1 for both categories is scheduled to start at 12:45pm and Race 2 will begin at 15:05pm
Two Iranian riders, Ali Parvaresh and Amir Sabetifar will be among the entrants for today’s event.
Female rider from Honduras, Sara Handal will join the championship for the first time. The two Iranians and Handal will be in the MX2 category.
Handal joined the last Motocross Track Day and she is very happy to take part in the championship.
She said: “I am very excited to participate in this round and my main goal is to finish both races as this track is very technical so it will be a very demanding race.”
She added: “I am used to competing with riders of the same category, so here, riding with both categories together, it will be very challenging for me.”
The final round of the season will be held on February 27 as a support race for the opening round of the 2014 FIM Motocross World Championship.
Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation (QMMF) and Losail International Circuit (LIC), Nasser Khalifa Al Attiyah is delighted to see that more competitors from outside are taking part in the event and happy to see that the number of entrants is higher than in previous rounds.
Al Attiyah said: “We hope that more riders will come for the coming rounds and not only from the Middle East region. From Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation (QMMF) we are always supporting women in motorsport and it has always been in our agendas.”
For the fans, the pit lane terrace will be open with free access to watch the riders in action. THE PENINSULA