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Qatar MotoGP™ Official Test
10 Mar - 12 Mar
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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.
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Losail International Circuit is located approx. 30 km from the Doha Airport and approx. 20 km from the Doha Centre.
LOSAIL INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT
Al Wusail,North Relief Road
The route to the circuit from the Doha airport:
Drive through Al-Matar Street and turn right at Toyota Tower, then keep going through C-Ring Road. Keep driving along Corniche road all the way until reaching the Sheraton hotel then take a left towards City Centre.
Drive to Al-Wahda Street and turn right into Istiqlal Street. Keep straight then turn left going to Doha Golf Club. Turn to the right on the roundabout going north to Al-Khor Highway until you get to Losail International Circuit
GPS Circuit Entrance: