Rally Qatar 2017
We have great pleasure in welcoming you to the desert landscapes of Qatar and we hope that our varied desert terrain of soft sand, of dunes, of hard and rocky terrain all provide suitable challenges for our FIA and FIM World Championship contenders and competitors over the five hard days of competition. So welcome to each and every one of you; teams, organizers, FIA officials, FIM officials, media, sponsors and spectators to participate in one of the most testing events in the world.
Losail International Race Circuit, Municipalidad de Al Daayen, Catar - View in Google Maps
|2017||Sam Sunderland (KTM)|
|2016||Sam Sunderland (KTM)|
|2015||Marc Coma (KTM)|
|2014||Joan Barreda (Honda)|
|2013||Marc Coma (KTM)|
|2012||Marc Coma (KTM)|
Monster Energy Honda Team continue to make satisfactory progress in the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship as the results from the second round in Qatar improve on those previously obtained in Abu Dhabi. The second race in the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship disputed in Qatar this weekend has closed… read more.
The fifth and final day of the Qatar Rally – the second round of the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship – has concluded with Paulo Gonçalves in runner-up position. Kevin Benavides likewise placed among rally’s elite with a fifth overall position. Monster Energy Honda Team close one of the toughest… read more.
The Qatar Rally produced its toughest day so far with extremely demanding navigation. Kevin Benavides finished second on the day, while Paulo Gonçalves still has options open in the upper-part of the overall table. A change of scenery at the Qatar Rally brought with it a complicated stage with constant… read more.
Portuguese Monster Energy Honda Team rider Paulo Gonçalves performed well in the third stage of the Qatar Rally with second position on the day to remain in second place in the overall standings. On Qatar Rally’s longest day, with a total trajectory of over 500 kilometres, Monster Energy Honda Team… read more.
A curtain-raising Super Special at the Losail Circuit got the second round of the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship off and running. Monster Energy Honda Team participate with Paulo Gonçalves and Kevin Benavides. A short, but nonetheless spectacular special stage of just less than five kilometres in the area surrounding… read more.
Monster Energy Honda Team will be back in action tomorrow (Tuesday) with the second round of the FIM Cross Country Rallies World Championship in Qatar. Portuguese rider Paulo Gonçalves and Argentinean Kevin Benavides line up once more for the Monster Energy Honda Team in the Qatar Sealine, the second race… read more.
The second round of the 2015 FIM Cross-Country Rallies closes with Team HRC riders Joan Barreda and Paulo Gonçalves on the podium after overcoming a complicated opening in the rally. After a week of competition in the Qatar desert, Team HRC come away pleased with a result that marks a… read more.
The FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship winds up with a stage victory for Joan Barreda and a second-place for Goncalves assuring both riders a step on the final rostrum as the championship’s second round finishes. It was yet another display of velocity and tactics as the Honda CRF450 RALLYs of… read more.
Joan Barreda and Paulo Gonçalves take the top-spots in the penultimate stage of the Sealine Cross-Country Rally as the Honda CRF450 RALLY seals a second consecutive win in Qatar. Team HRC haven’t thrown in the towel yet, today scoring a remarkable one-two as the rally heads towards the final-day showdown.… read more.
Team HRC come away from the third stage of the Sealine Cross-Country Rally with a positive report-card as Paulo Goncalves moves back up among the front-runners, winning the stage and clawing back positions in the general standings. Joan Barreda came very close to pulling off a spectacular result today after… read more.
The second stage of the Sealine Cross-Country Rally, in Qatar was far from an easy one for Team HRC. Neither the fourth place of Joan Barreda nor the eighth position of Paulo Goncalves really reflected the sheer amount of navigational work that the riders had put in over a long… read more.
Team HRC get the show on the road in Qatar with a fine performance. The second round of the Cross-Country Rallies World Championship sees Joan Barreda grab second spot and Paulo Goncalves fifth. Top ten finish also for Jeremias Israel. Team HRC’s Jeremias Israel got the tricky task of leading… read more.
Next Monday, Team HRC begin what looks set to be one of the greatest challenges of the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship: the Qatar Sealine. The buoyant HRC riders will have to tackle one of the most arduous tests in the rally calendar thanks to the colossal amount of navigation… read more.
Round two of the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship gets underway next week with a Team HRC squad made up of Paulo Gonçalves, Joan Barreda and Jeremías Israel. Barreda triumphed in the 2014 edition. The Middle East will once again be hosting a world championship event – this time the… read more.
The greatest achievements of Paulo Goncalves’ rally riding career have come since signing for Team HRC several years ago. These successes include clinching the 2013 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship and taking runner-up position in the most recent edition of the Dakar Rally. Historically, Portugal has a habit of… read more.
Joan Barreda took the title at the Sealine Cross-Country Rally in Qatar, and in doing so becomes the overall leader in the FIM Cross-Country Rallies Championship, switching places with Team HRC team-mate, Paulo Gonçalves. Joan Barreda has continued to grow since he first joined Team HRC, with the rider now… read more.
Joan ‘Bang Bang’ Barreda takes the title at the Sealine Cross-Country Rally in Qatar. This is his first triumph in a world championship race with the Honda CRF450 RALLY, and in doing so becomes the championship’s new leader. The fifth and final stage of Qatar’s Sealine Cross-Country Rally, once again… read more.
Another great win for Team HRC in the fourth stage of the Sealine Cross-Country Rally disputed today in Qatar. Paulo ‘Speedy’ Gonçalves picks up first place in the stage aboard the Honda CRF450 RALLY, the third for the team so far in the competition. The three Team HRC continue their… read more.
The third day of the Sealine Cross-Country Rally put Joan Barreda back on the top of the leader-board in what proved to be a great day out for Team HRC, imposing a cracking pace and taking the stage victory. Qatar’s Sealine Cross-Country Rally thus arrives at its halfway point, and… read more.
Another good day at the office for Team HRC in the second stage of the Sealine Cross-Country Rally. After a long and gruelling stage needing a lot of navigation, the Honda CRF450 RALLY riders picked up a worthy team result, leaving them well established in the overall standings. It proved… read more.
Joan ‘Bang Bang’ Barreda on the Honda CRF450 RALLY won a demanding first stage in the Sealine Cross-Country Rally disputed today, Monday, in Qatar. After setting the pace just ten days ago in Abu Dhabi, it was once again Team HRC commanding from the outset of the Sealine in Qatar… read more.
The Sealine Cross Country Rally is the second race of the FIM World Cross-Country Rallies Championship, as Team HRC and its three official riders ready themselves to defend the lead of reigning world champion Paulo Gonçalves. The action gets underway once again on Monday. Once the administrative and technical checks… read more.