The final standings in the 2017 WorldSBK championship:
The final standings in the 2017 WorldSSP championship:
Press releases from the WorldSBK series organizers and teams after the final race of the year at Qatar:
The last race of the year, with all the titles decided, all that remains is Jonathan Rea's chance at a points total record, attempting to beat the 552 points hauled in by Colin Edwards in 2002 and the fight for second place in the championship between Tom Sykes and Chaz Davies.
The World Supersport championship came down to the last race, with Kenan Sofuoglu keeping it alive in spite of breaking his hip five weeks previously. Lucas Mahias led the fight by twenty points going into the last round.
Press releases from the WorldSBK and WorldSSP teams after the first race of the weekend in Qatar:
WorldSBK standings after the first race at Qatar:
Seventeen laps in the desert under artificial lighting, the air temperature was 28ºC and it was the penultimate round of the battle for second place between Tom Sykes and Chaz Davies.
World Supersport qualifying had some surprising names in Superpole one, fighting for only two slots in Superpole two.
The last Superpole of the year opened under the floodlights, with second place in the championship to be decided between Tom Sykes and Chaz Davies.