The Aprilia Racing Team duo of Sylvain Guintoli and Marco Melandri are in the Losail International Circuit to contest their all-important race of the 2014 eni FIM Superbike World Championship.
After narrowing the gap down to 12 points to series leader Tom Sykes, Sylvain Guintoli is ready to give it all to try and clinch what would be his first World Superbike title.
Sylvain Guintoli: “Last visit to Qatar I won the race (“8h of Doha”) and the Team I raced for was World Champion (Endurance), back in 2010. I love the track and it will suit the RSV4 like a glove. I am very excited about this weekend and very focused on our target. I have worked very hard for this and since Laguna we have closed the gap from 44 to 12 points. Sykes is defending well but we are now very close”.
Marco Melandri: “I’m very happy to race at night in Qatar. I really like both this place and this track and I’m sure that my RSV4 will adapt very well. I really want to continue my streak and help Aprilia take the Manufacturer World Championship”.