Mishal Alneaimi claimed a fantastic double in round four of the Bahrain Superbike Championship (BSBK), held as part of National Race Day on Saturday at Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir.
Alneaimi got back to his winning ways against a field of 13 riders competing on identical Ducati 899 Panigale sports bikes.
After not finishing in first place in race two of the previous round held in January – the first time he wasn’t the victor in any race in this regional series – Alneaimi stormed out of the gates this meeting.
The Qatari was nearly a second quicker than his closest rival in qualifying, and then took the race one chequered flag in 12:38.430. He was 4.616s ahead of runner-up Fahad Alsowaidi, while Ahmed Almuyini was third 9.809s from the victor. Alshammari, Salman Khalaf and Wesley Pearce completed the top six in the final race one classification.
In race two, Alneaimi did well to fight his way back to the front after losing four positions in the early stages of the race. Towards the end, he was clear of the field and won in 12:49.772 – 4.290s quicker than Mike “Spike” Edwards who claimed second place. Alshammari had another podium in third 13.465s adrift. Alsowaidi, Almuyini and Khalaf were all in the top six.