Cudlin more leader after Race 1
Alex Cudlin is increasing his gap in the champoinship after winning the first race of the QIRRCH round 5. It has been a very tough battle between him and Nasser Al Malki during all the race but at the end the Aussie rider crossed the checkered flag in first position with a difference of 3.814. Cudlin got the pole position yesterday in the qualifying practice whereas Al Malki was third in the grid. The German rider Nina Prinz made an great race finishing in third place in the podium although she had a terrible pain in her shoulder due to yesterday crash. Prinz started from second place in the grid and although it took her some time in the beginning to get the rhythm she was in third place all the race. Al Naimi still have some problems with the bike and couldn't finish the race.
Fahid Al Sowaidi was the winner of the 600cc.
Trophies were given by Mr. Mohammed Saad Al Morraikhi, QMMF General Secretary.
The second race will be at 21:10
Alex Cudlin – 1st place
'The race was really good, another close finish with Nasser as yesterday. During the whole race we were fighting and in the middle of the race, Nasser passed me in the straight and during four laps he lead the race but when I realized where he was fast and slow I made my move and I was able to win the race. It is really good for the championship. Unfortunately for Mishal he didn't finished but for me it creates a bigger gap in the championship , and I hope he can finish the next race as it has been a tough weekend for him.'
Nasser Al Malki – 2nd place
'For this race I changed the two suspensions, front and rear and the bike was completely different compared to yesterday. Last time I couldn't turn fast but now the bike is completely different, I feel better and able to change the direction, I take my rhythm in line. Today I started in third position, and in the first corner I managed to be second behind Alex. In two laps, Alex was not pushing so hard but after that he started push and push. At the end, the problem was the traffic in the track, I had chance in the last lap but there were overlap riders. I want to thank QMMF , Al Rayyan Channel and BMW Alfardan for their support and I hope in the second race to do it better.'
Nina Prinz – 3rd place
At the moment, just after the race I have a terrible pain in my shoulder and I didn't think I could go so fast and also in the in the podia,. I am really surprise by myself I finished third. It was really hard to ride in the first 5 laps. I had to tried how much I can do. And in the end, the right corners no problem i can brake into the right corners but the left corners really hard to ride. Saeed was in the first 3 laps in front of me, I managed to pass him and keep the rhythm as much I could and I am really really happy for this podium.
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