What to remember
- Mishal Alneaimi extended winning streak to an impressive five rounds after winning both races in the championship’s penultimate event.
Alneaimi had a best lap of 1:08.039 to claim pole, and he made the most of his leading starting position to claim another big win in 13:00.301. The Qatari completed the 11-lap first race 13.826s in front of countryman Ali Al Shammari, while Briton Wesley Pearce came third 15.658s behind.
Ibrahem Al Sharidah (+29.718s) of Saudi Arabia, Rayad Alemadi (+32.034s) of Qatar and Ian Charles (+35.076s) of the UK completed the top six, while Fadi Bakhos (+38.494s) of Lebanon and Nasir Hussein (+1:06.114) of India were seventh and eighth, respectively.
In race two, Alneaimi won in 13:01.812. He once again led Al Shammari (+9.778s) and Pearce (+14.697s) onto the podium.
Rounding out the top eight were Al Sharidah (+24.532s), Al Suwaidi (+26.767s), Alemadi (+27.836s), Bakhos (+30.838s) and Charles (+36.928s). All 11 competing drivers were riding identical Ducati 899 Panigale sports bikes.
A word with the winner: Mishal Alneaimi
“I am very happy to win another two races in the Bahrain Superbike,” said Alneaimi. “I am enjoying this championship very much but we are still not finished; I want to complete the season with all wins and I will continue to work hard to achieve this.
“This has been a good year for the BSBK. I like the track, I like the organisers and the field of riders is very good; next year we will certainly see more guys competing and it will be highly competitive.”