Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar

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Losail International Circuit:

Track image of Losail International Circuit

Circuit info

Length: 5.380 m / 3.343 miles

Width: 12m

Left corners: 6

Right corners: 10

Longest straight: 1.068 m / 0.664 miles

Constructed: 2004

Modified:

Race Length: MotoGP Moto2 Moto3
Laps 2/3 of laps Total Distance
22 - 118.4 km - 73.5 miles

Introduction:

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.


How to arrive

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
P.O.Box 4611

www.circuitlosail.com

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:

25°28'59.09"N, 51°27'22.89"E

Map of how to arrive to Losail International Circuit
Records Season Rider Motorcycle Time Speed
MotoGP
Fastest Lap2008Jorge LORENZO (SPA)Yamaha1'53.927170.0 km/h
Circuit Record2008Casey STONER (AUS)Ducati1'55.153168.1 km/h
Best Pole2008Jorge LORENZO (SPA)Yamaha1'53.927170.0 km/h
Top Speed2014Andrea DOVIZIOSO (ITA)Ducati348.3 km/h
Moto2
Fastest Lap2014Esteve RABAT (SPA)Kalex2'00.081161.2 km/h
Circuit Record2014Maverick VIÑALES (SPA)Kalex2'00.168161.1 km/h
Best Pole2014Esteve RABAT (SPA)Kalex2'00.081161.2 km/h
Top Speed2012Randy KRUMMENACHER (SWI)Kalex285.0 km/h
Moto3
Fastest Lap2014Alexis MASBOU (FRA)Honda2'05.862153.8 km/h
Circuit Record2014Alexis MASBOU (FRA)Honda2'05.862153.8 km/h
Best Pole2014Alex RINS (SPA)Honda2'05.973153.7 km/h
Top Speed2014Alex MARQUEZ (SPA)Honda237.9 km/h

Time Schedule

Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar

26 March 2015

Moto3FP1

18:00 - 18:40

Moto2FP1

18:55 - 19:40

MotoGPFP1

19:55 - 20:40

Moto3FP2

20:55 - 21:35

Moto2FP2

21:50 - 22:35

27 March 2015

MotoGPFP2

18:00 - 18:45

Moto3FP3

19:00 - 19:40

Moto2FP3

19:55 - 20:40

MotoGPFP3

20:55 - 21:40

28 March 2015

Moto3QP

18:00 - 18:40

Moto2QP

18:55 - 19:40

MotoGPFP4

19:55 - 20:25

MotoGPQ1

20:35 - 20:50

MotoGPQ2

21:00 - 21:15

29 March 2015

Moto3WUP

15:50 - 16:10

Moto2WUP

16:25 - 16:45

MotoGPWUP

17:00 - 17:20

Moto3RAC

18:00

Moto2RAC

19:20

MotoGPRAC

21:00

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