The floodlights of the Losail International Circuit await as the Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team prepare for the last round of the 2018 season.
After a mixed weekend in Argentina, Leon Camier and Jake Gagne are looking to end the season with a brace of strong results aboard the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 at a circuit each knows well.
After consistently challenging for the top ten and narrowly missing out on an inaugural trip to Superpole 2 in Argentina, Gagne arrives in Qatar in fine form. The American knows the circuit having raced there in 2017 with the team and is aiming to use what he has learned throughout 2018 to improve on his pair of 12th place finishes from his previous visit.
Meanwhile, Camier and the team are heading into the final weekend with a revised approach as they look to return to regularly fighting for the top ten.
Qatar not only offers an incredible scene to end the 2018 World Superbike Championship, but also the unique challenge of racing under the floodlights. Heavy rain in the area before the weekend will see track conditions change significantly as more and more rubber is put down around the 5.380km Losail Circuit. Eyes on the sky this weekend.
The final round of the WorldSBK for 2019 begins with Free Practice 1 at 1420 local time (GMT +3) on Thursday. Evening races and a unique schedule means Race 1 begins at 19:00 local time on Friday with Race 2 taking place at 19:00 on Saturday.