Grand Prix of Qatar

Losail International Circuit
Qatar
mi km
LENGTH
5.4 km
3.34 miles
CORNERS
6
left
-
10
right
WIDTH
12 m.
39.37 ft.
LONGEST STRAIGHT
1068 m.
3503.94 ft.

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.

Circuit Record:

1'54.927
Jorge
LORENZO
166.7
Average Speed (km/h)
351.9
Top Speed (km/h)
MotoGP
Moto2
Moto3
Laps
22
20
18
Red Flag Finish
16 (3/4 of laps)
13 (2/3 of laps)
12 (2/3 of laps)
Total distance
118.4 km
73.5 miles
107.6 km
66.8 miles
96.8 km
60.1 miles

Grand Prix Results 2018

2
Marc MARQUEZ
Repsol Honda Team
Points
20
Time
42'34.681
Speed
166.7 km/h
1
Andrea DOVIZIOSO
Ducati Team
Points
25
Time
42'34.654
Speed
166.7 km/h
3
Valentino ROSSI
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
Points
16
Time
42'35.451
Speed
166.7 km/h

Most Wins

  • Valentino Rossi
    46
    Valentino Rossi
    Wins
    4
  • Casey Stoner
    27
    Casey Stoner
    Wins
    4
  • Jorge Lorenzo
    99
    Jorge Lorenzo
    Wins
    3

Most Poles

  • Casey Stoner
    27
    Casey Stoner
    Poles
    4
  • Jorge Lorenzo
    99
    Jorge Lorenzo
    Poles
    4
  • Johann Zarco
    5
    Johann Zarco
    Poles
    1

Circuit Records

  • Fastest Lap
    2018
    Johann ZARCO
    Monster Yamaha Tech 3
    Johann
    5
    Time
    1'53.680
    Speed
    170.3
  • Circuit Record
    2016
    Jorge LORENZO
    Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
    Jorge
    99
    Time
    1'54.927
    Speed
    168.5
  • Best Pole
    2018
    Johann ZARCO
    Monster Yamaha Tech 3
    Johann
    5
    Time
    1'53.680
    Speed
    170.3
  • Top Speed
    2018
    Danilo PETRUCCI
    Alma Pramac Racing
    Danilo
    9
    Time
    -
    Speed
    351.9

Grand Prix Results 2018

2
Lorenzo BALDASSARRI
Pons HP40
Points
20
Time
40'19.914
Speed
160.0 km/h
1
Francesco BAGNAIA
SKY Racing Team VR46
Points
25
Time
40'19.802
Speed
160.0 km/h
3
Alex MARQUEZ
EG 0,0 Marc VDS
Points
16
Time
40'25.427
Speed
159.7 km/h

Most Wins

  • Francesco Bagnaia
    42
    Francesco Bagnaia
    Wins
    1
  • Franco Morbidelli
    21
    Franco Morbidelli
    Wins
    1
  • Thomas Luthi
    12
    Thomas Luthi
    Wins
    1

Most Poles

  • Alex Marquez
    73
    Alex Marquez
    Poles
    1
  • Franco Morbidelli
    21
    Franco Morbidelli
    Poles
    1
  • Jonas Folger
    94
    Jonas Folger
    Poles
    1

Circuit Records

  • Fastest Lap
    2016
    Jonas FOLGER
    Dynavolt Intact GP
    Jonas
    94
    Time
    1'59.052
    Speed
    162.6
  • Circuit Record
    2016
    Sam LOWES
    Federal Oil Gresini Moto2
    Sam
    22
    Time
    1'59.421
    Speed
    162.1
  • Best Pole
    2016
    Jonas FOLGER
    Dynavolt Intact GP
    Jonas
    94
    Time
    1'59.052
    Speed
    162.6
  • Top Speed
    2016
    Robin MULHAUSER
    CarXpert Interwetten
    Robin
    70
    Time
    -
    Speed
    286.7

Grand Prix Results 2018

2
Aron CANET
Estrella Galicia 0,0
Points
20
Time
38'18.230
Speed
151.6 km/h
1
Jorge MARTIN
Del Conca Gresini Moto3
Points
25
Time
38'18.207
Speed
151.6 km/h
3
Lorenzo DALLA PORTA
Leopard Racing
Points
16
Time
38'24.953
Speed
151.2 km/h

Most Wins

  • Jorge Martin
    88
    Jorge Martin
    Wins
    1
  • Joan Mir
    36
    Joan Mir
    Wins
    1
  • Niccolò Antonelli
    23
    Niccolò Antonelli
    Wins
    1

Most Poles

  • Niccolò Antonelli
    23
    Niccolò Antonelli
    Poles
    1
  • Jorge Martin
    88
    Jorge Martin
    Poles
    1
  • Romano Fenati
    5
    Romano Fenati
    Poles
    1

Circuit Records

  • Fastest Lap
    2018
    Jorge MARTIN
    Del Conca Gresini Moto3
    Jorge
    88
    Time
    2'05.590
    Speed
    154.2
  • Circuit Record
    2014
    Alexis MASBOU
    Ongetta-Rivacold
    Alexis
    10
    Time
    2'05.862
    Speed
    153.8
  • Best Pole
    2014
    Alex RINS
    Estrella Galicia 0,0
    Alex
    42
    Time
    2'05.973
    Speed
    153.7
  • Top Speed
    2016
    Bo BENDSNEYDER
    Red Bull KTM Ajo
    unknown_rider
    64
    Time
    -
    Speed
    240.3
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