03/26/2017

Grand Prix of Qatar

Grand Prix of Qatar

  • Circuit Losail International Circuit
  • Location Losail - Doha
  • Lenght 5380 mt.
  • Width 12 mt.
  • Longest straight 1068 mt.
  • Left corners 6
  • Right corners 10
  • Pole position Left

The fabulous Losail International Circuit lies on the outskirts of Doha, the capital city of Qatar. Built in little over a year, the track cost $58 million USD and required round-the-clock dedication from almost 1,000 workers in order to get it ready for the inaugural event - the Marlboro Grand Prix of Qatar on the 2nd October 2004.

The track itself is a flowing layout of 5.4 kilometres, surrounded by artificial grass designed to prevent sand from the neighbouring desert from blowing onto the circuit. The main straight is over a kilometre in length and there is a good mix of medium and high-speed corners, including a couple of quick left-handers which has proved particularly popular with the riders.

In 2008 Qatar celebrated the first night time Grand Prix in history, following the construction of permanent outdoor lighting. The switch to night time racing was a success and has continued to be so, with the Qatar event now established as one of the most spectacular on the MotoGP calendar.


MotoGP Records

RecordsSeasonRiderMotorcycleTimeSpeed
Fastest Lap 2008 Jorge LORENZO (SPA) Yamaha 1'53.927 170.0 km/h
Circuit Record 2016 Jorge LORENZO (SPA) Yamaha 1'54.927 168.5 km/h
Best Pole 2008 Jorge LORENZO (SPA) Yamaha 1'53.927 170.0 km/h
Top Speed 2016 Andrea IANNONE (ITA) Ducati - 351.2 km/h

Circuit Information

Losail International Circuit
http://www.circuitlosail.com
Al Wusail, North Relief Road, Doha,Qatar (GMT +3)
(+) 974 472 9151
Google maps
Doha International Airport
(Al Jamiaa Street)


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