Mashel Al Naimi
Mashel Al Naimi’s began his career with endurance racing. He was the first Qatari rider to ever appear on the World Championship stage with his debut season in 2010.
His first race in the Moto2 class was on his home circuit at Losail, a dream come true for Mashel. He was teamed up with rookie Yonny Hernández in the Blusens-STX line-up for 2010. Mashel struggled to maintain a numbered standing in the huge field of Moto2 riders, mediocre finishes, crashes and unattended races held him down in the standings at year's end.
For 2011, Al Naimi will ride for QMMF Racing Team in Moto2 alongside teammate Ricard Cardus.
Mashel Al Naimi #95 - QMMF Racing Team
Born: September 8, 1983
Mashel Al Naimi 2011 Moto2 Results
QMMF Racing Team
Announced as a new 4-stroke MotoGP World Championship class in 2010, Moto2 replaced the 250cc category. Moto2 is intended to be a prestigious yet cost-effective accompaniment to the premier class of MotoGP. Some of the key characteristics of this category of Grand Prix racing are a single engine supplier and a single tyre supplier. Honda Racing Corporation was chosen as the engine supplier, while Dunlop, currently present in the 125cc World Championships provide the tyres.
Moto2 technical specifications - in a nutshell
Powered by a one-make 600cc 4-stroke engine, producing around 150hp, the Moto2 class will continue the 250cc series' pursuit of developmental excellence with the running of a prototype chassis -free from limitation.
No production bike parts will be permitted for the frame, swing arm, fuel tank, seat or cowling, meaning that these aspects of the machine will be left to the manufacturer and designers' discretion.
Electronic systems will be more limited than those previously permitted in 250cc, which had seen select factories bringing in traction control in recent years. Moto2 rules will allow for data loggers, ECU and timing transponders supplied by the organiser, with a maximum total cost of the ECU's components set at 650 euros. No other electronic control, nor datalogging systems, will be present on the bikes.
Experience the excitement of season 2 of Moto2 Racing as Mashel Al Naimi rides to capture his first Moto2 Championship crown.