Suzuki one-two at Qatar race one!

Laconi then went about trying to reel in Corser's four second lead which he made little indent on before the race was stopped on the 11th lap.

For the re-start of race one, the grid was decided on the positions on lap ten, which meant that Abe and Haga lost a place after both of them passed Pitt on lap 11.

The grid racked up with Corser on pole, Laconi second, Kagayama third and Pitt in fourth followed by Norick Abe, Noriyuki Haga, Chris Vermeulen, Alberto Ivan Silva, James Toseland and Sebastien Gimbert.

Abe was unfortunate in that his R1 refused to start for the second part of the race which had been declared wet despite there being a dryer track than the start of the first part.

Abe did eventually get the bike started in the pit lane with the help of the Foggy Petronas bike starter, so he could start the second part from pit lane.

In the second race start Yukio again took the whole-shot into the first corner as Laconi and Corser battled it out for third behind second placed Andrew Pitt.

Laconi had third on the second corner only to be taken again by Corser half-way through the lap.

Laconi followed Corser through when he took Pitt on the second lap of the re-start.

On aggregated time at this point, with Kagayama's slight lead, the Japanese rider had secured second place overall, with Corser leading and Laconi in third – this was the way it would stay for the remainer of the race.

On track Laconi was still in second trying to chase down Kagayama's two second advantage, closely followed by Corser, as he rode just fast enough to make sure he finished the race in the lead.

By the 12th lap overall Abe had moved up to tenth on the track but still hadn't managed to take his first race's fifth position back.

James Toseland came out with all guns blazing hoping to improve on his first part race finish of ninth. He led a gallant second part to secure a final sixth as he still battles with bruising suffered from a self proclaimed high-side of his life during practice earlier in the week.

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Troy Corser at the Qatar preseason official test.
Kagayama, WSBK Qatar 24-26th, February, 2005
Laconi, WSBK Qatar 24-26th, February, 2005
Alex Lowes and VD Mark, WSBK Race2, Malaysia 2016
Giugliano, WSBK Race2, Malaysia 2016
VD Mark, WSBK Race2, Malaysia 2016
Sykes, WSBK Race2, Malaysia 2016
Jonathan Rea, WSBK Race2, Malaysia 2016
Hayden, WSBK Race2, Malaysia 2016
Davies, WSBK Race2, Malaysia 2016
Alex Lowes, WSBK Race2, Malaysia 2016
Giugliano, Hayden and Jonathan Rea, WSBK Race2, Malaysia 2016
Jonathan Rea, WSBK Race2, Malaysia 2016
Giugliano, WSBK Race2, Malaysia 2016
VD Mark, WSBK Race2, Malaysia 2016
Brookes, WSBK Race2, Malaysia 2016
Savadori, WSBK Race2, Malaysia 2016
De Angelis, WSBK Race2, Malaysia 2016

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.