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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 (SPA)
2016
165.5
Average Speed (km/h)
351.2
Top Speed (km/h)
MotoGP
Moto 2
Moto 3
Laps
22
20
18
2/3 of laps
-
13
12
Total distance
118.4 km
73.5 miles
107.6 km
66.8 miles
96.8 km
60.1 miles

Grand Prix Results 2017

unknown_rider
2
Andrea DOVIZIOSO
Ducati Team
Points
20
Time
39'00.460
Speed
165.5 km/h
unknown_rider
1
Maverick VIÑALES
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
Points
25
Time
38'59.999
Speed
165.5 km/h
unknown_rider
3
Valentino ROSSI
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
Points
16
Time
39'01.927
Speed
165.4 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
  • unknown_rider
    25
    Maverick Viñales
    Poles
    1

Circuit Records

  • Fastest Lap
    2008
    Jorge LORENZO
    Fiat Yamaha Team
    Jorge
    48
    Time
    1'53.927
    Speed
    170.0
  • Circuit Record
    2016
    Jorge LORENZO
    Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
    Jorge
    99
    Time
    1'54.927
    Speed
    168.5
  • Best Pole
    2008
    Jorge LORENZO
    Fiat Yamaha Team
    Jorge
    48
    Time
    1'53.927
    Speed
    170.0
  • Top Speed
    2016
    Andrea IANNONE
    Ducati Team
    Andrea
    29
    Time
    -
    Speed
    351.2

Grand Prix Results 2017

unknown_rider
2
Thomas LUTHI
CarXpert Interwetten
Points
20
Time
40'21.161
Speed
159.9 km/h
unknown_rider
1
Franco MORBIDELLI
EG 0,0 Marc VDS
Points
25
Time
40'18.480
Speed
160.1 km/h
unknown_rider
3
Takaaki NAKAGAMI
IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia
Points
16
Time
40'21.784
Speed
159.9 km/h

Most Wins

  • unknown_rider
    21
    Franco Morbidelli
    Wins
    1
  • Thomas Luthi
    12
    Thomas Luthi
    Wins
    1
  • Jonas Folger
    94
    Jonas Folger
    Wins
    1

Most Poles

  • unknown_rider
    21
    Franco Morbidelli
    Poles
    1
  • Jonas Folger
    94
    Jonas Folger
    Poles
    1
  • Sam Lowes
    22
    Sam Lowes
    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 2017

unknown_rider
2
John MCPHEE
British Talent Team
Points
20
Time
38'27.499
Speed
151.0 km/h
unknown_rider
1
Joan MIR
Leopard Racing
Points
25
Time
38'27.364
Speed
151.0 km/h
unknown_rider
3
Jorge MARTIN
Del Conca Gresini Moto3
Points
16
Time
38'27.582
Speed
151.0 km/h

Most Wins

  • unknown_rider
    36
    Joan Mir
    Wins
    1
  • Niccolò Antonelli
    23
    Niccolò Antonelli
    Wins
    1
  • Alexis Masbou
    10
    Alexis Masbou
    Wins
    1

Most Poles

  • unknown_rider
    88
    Jorge Martin
    Poles
    1
  • Romano Fenati
    5
    Romano Fenati
    Poles
    1
  • Alexis Masbou
    10
    Alexis Masbou
    Poles
    1

Circuit Records

  • Fastest Lap
    2016
    Livio LOI
    RW Racing GP BV
    Livio
    11
    Time
    2'05.832
    Speed
    153.9
  • 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
22 March 2017
23 March 2017
24 March 2017
25 March 2017
26 March 2017
17:00
Press Conference
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14:45 - 16:30
Photo Opportunity
PHOTO
14:45 - 16:30
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FP1
18:55 - 19:40
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FP1
19:55 - 20:40
MotoGP
FP1
20:55 - 21:35
Moto3
FP2
21:50 - 22:35
Moto2
FP2
18:00 - 18:45
MotoGP
FP2
19:00 - 19:40
Moto3
FP3
19:55 - 20:40
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FP3
20:55 - 21:40
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FP3
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QP
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FP4
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Q1
Session Cancelled
20:45 - 21:36
Press Conference
PRESS
20:45 - 21:36
Session Cancelled
MotoGP
Q2
Session Cancelled
13:20
ATC
RAC2
13:20
15:20 - 15:50
Moto3
WUP
16:05 - 16:35
Moto2
WUP
16:50 - 17:20
MotoGP
WUP
18:00
Moto3
RAC
19:20
Moto2
RAC
21:45
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