Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar

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Stoner victorious in season opener in Qatar

Sunday, 20, March 2011

Casey Stoner had a titanic tussle with his Repsol Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa at the Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar in the first round of the 2011 MotoGP World Championship to snatch 25 points on his debut ride with Repsol Honda. Stoner eventually finished 3.440s ahead of reigning World Champion Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha Factory Racing), with Pedrosa third. read more »

Losail Circuit:

Track image of Losail 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.


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

Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar

17 March 2011

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18 March 2011

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19 March 2011

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20 March 2011

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2011 - Event Results

Podium

1ndSTONER C.AUS42'38.569
2dLORENZO J.SPA+3.440
3dPEDROSA D.SPA+5.051

Records:

Pole Lap:  STONER C.1'54.137169.7 Km/h
Fastest Lap: Lap: 13STONER C.1'55.366167.9 Km/h

Podium

1ndBRADL S.GER40'38.549
2dIANNONE A.ITA+4.330
3dLUTHI T.SWI+5.137

Records:

Pole Lap:  BRADL S.2'00.168161.2 Km/h
Fastest Lap: Lap: 9ANGELIS A.2'01.003160.1 Km/h

Podium

1ndTEROL N.SPA38'28.687
2dCORTESE S.GER+7.710
3dGADEA S.SPA+9.147

Records:

Pole Lap:  TEROL N.2'06.605153.0 Km/h
Fastest Lap: Lap: 3TEROL N.2'06.463153.2 Km/h