Losail International Circuit is the only circuit in the region with both FIA and FIM homologation licenses.
The circuit held it's inaugaural race in October 2004.
The first ever MotoGP Night Race was held here in 2008, as the circuit has full flood lighting. This enables testing around the clock, as does the perfect weather conditions for track activities from October to April.
The circuit is 30 Kilometers from Doha International Airport. Qatar Airways flies from here to over 70 destinations worldwide (7 hours flight from London, 6 hours flight form Germany, 10 hours flight from Japan).
Qatar is a perfect tourist destination with world renowned hotel chains such as Ritz Carlton, Intercontinental, Four Seasons, and Marriott etc…
Time Zone : (GMT +3:00) Baghdad, Riyadh, Moscow, St. Petersburg
Major Events : F1 Grand Prix, Moto GP, World Superbikes, FIM Endurance
Circuit Length : 5.38 km
Turns : 16; 10 right, 6 left.
Lap Record : 1:38.699 - Davide Rigon, Trident Racing, 2009
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FIAT YAMAHA OPEN ACCOUNT WITH THRILLING ONE-TWO IN QATAR Posted on: 12/04/2010
The 2010 MotoGP season got off to a flying start under the floodlights tonight with a gripping Qatar Grand Prix and a perfect opening result for the Fiat Yamaha Team. The indomitable Valentino Rossi took his 104th career victory, his first in the opening round since 2005, whilst Jorge Lorenzo rode a clever race to finish a strong second.
The 2010 MotoGP season gets underway beneath the floodlights of the Losail circuit in Qatar on 11 April, and Bridgestone has adopted a different approach to slick tyre compound selection for the inaugural race.
Last year, soft and medium compounds were available but this time round the selected slick tyre compounds are harder. There is also a difference in... Read More >>
THE WAITING IS OVER AS MOTOGP KICKS OFF IN QATAR Posted on: 09/04/2010
The long winter break draws to a close this weekend as the 2010 MotoGP season gets going under the floodlights of the Losail International Circuit. Fiat Yamaha Team riders Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo are fresh from the recent pre-season test and both last year's World Champion and the runner-up are aiming to kick off their 2010 campaigns with a successful... Read More >>
ROSSI CONTINUES PRE-SEASON DOMINATION AS LORENZO MAKES HIS RETURN Posted on: 19/03/2010
Reigning World Champion Valentino Rossi continued his domination of the pre-season testing programme in Qatar yesterday, finishing the opening day of the final test 0.3 seconds ahead of Casey Stoner. His team-mate Jorge Lorenzo made a welcome return from injury to finish the day a creditable seventh and with Ben Spies third and Colin Edwards fourth, it was four Yam... Read More >>
MotoGP Testing at Qatar Posted on: 18/03/2010
Fiat Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo is the only Premier Class rider who will prepping not only his 2010 racing bike during the third and final MotoGP test at the floodlit Losail International Circuit but himself too.
The 2009 World Championship runner-up had suffered a motocross training session fall in a slow corner near Montmelo and b... Read More >>
MotoGP - Watch The Final Test For Free! Posted on: 15/03/2010
Losail International Circuit is ready for the final pre-season MotoGP Test
The last MotoGP 2010 pre-season test will be on the 18th and 19th March 2010 at Losail International Circuit.
It will be the last chance for the MotoGP riders to check their bikes before the opening of the season on the 11th April under the floodlight of the Q... Read More >>
LORENZO TO TAKE PART IN NEXT TEST IN QATAR Posted on: 15/03/2010
Fiat Yamaha Team rider Jorge Lorenzo will take part in this week's MotoGP test in Qatar, four weeks after breaking a bone in his right thumb during a training incident.
The 22-year-old has spent the time recuperating at home in Barcelona and he has now been given the all-clear by his doctor to get back on his bike. The recovery has gone well and th... Read More >>
2010 Event Calendar Posted on: 19/02/2010
Losail International Circuit has announced it's 2010 Calendar of Events and details of ticket and hospitality packages for the Qatar Moto GP.
The headline Moto GP race event takes place from the 9th to the 11th April, with MotoGP testing taking place a month earlier from 17th to 19th March. The circuit also hosts the Qatar National and internationa... Read More >>
Porsche World Roadshow Returns to Losail Posted on: 02/02/2010
Al Boraq Automobiles Company (Porsche Centre Doha) has chosen the Losail International Circuit for the second time in 2 years to hold the Porsche World Roadshow, an international driving event to give Porsche enthusiasts the chance to drive the entire range of Porsche models for one day in different situations.
Successful Losail Bike Experience for Michelin Spain Posted on: 02/02/2010
Michelin Spain has chosen the Losail International Circuit to hold a private Losail Bike Experience.
Michelin Spain invited their best dealers to a tour around Nepal and on their way back to Spain they did a stopover in Qatar so 24 of its guests could test their new tires Michelin Power Pure on the Qatari track.
QMMF, Al Jadeed TV ink deal to boost racing Posted on: 28/12/2009
The Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation (QMMF) and Al Jadeed TV, a channel from Lebanon, signed a deal aimed at boosting car and motorbike racing in the Middle East.
QMMF President Nasser Bin Khalif Al Attiya and Al Jadeed TV's sports head Hasan Sharara put their signature on the agreement at the QMMF headquarters on Wednesday. Read More >>
His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al-Thani is 1st Qatari to drive F1 car Posted on: 10/12/2009
His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al-Thani of Qatar, owner of the Al-Anabi Group of Drag Racing Teams in the US and the Middle East, became the first Qatari to drive a Formula One car when he took to the 5.3km Losail
International Circuit in a Williams FW31 today.
His Highness completed a comprehensive preparation process including travel... Read More >>
ROLLS-ROYCE GHOST LAUNCHED AT NEW SHOWROOM ON PEARL ISLAND IN QATAR Posted on: 09/11/2009
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has opened a new showroom at Qatar’s most exclusive address, the Pearl Island in Doha. The luxury automotive manufacturer celebrated the occasion on the outstanding, man- made island, located offshore the Arabian Peninsula, with a prestigious event that attracted prominent members of the Qatari business community.
DOHA World champion Qatar Endurance Racing Team got back to the winning groove, clinching the superstock class at the truncated German Speedweek race, the second round of the Qtel world endura... Read More >>
Track Day season restarting in September 2009 Posted on: 02/07/2009
Track day season to restart in September at Losail International Circuit
The next track day, which will take place after the hot summer, will be on the 26th September. If you wish to receive information about track days, please do not hesitate to email the circuit on Read More >>
Losail International Circuit is located on the North Relief Road, 30km north of Doha International Airport.
Taxis and hire cars are available at the airport to take you to the circuit.
Follow the Al Jamaaia road around the harbour, and then take the coast road toward Al Khawr, the circuit is about halfway there.
2009 Event Calendar
Track Days 2009
26th September 2009
10th October 2009
7th November 2009
28th November 2009
19th December 2009
Qatar International Road Racing Championship
Race 5 - 3 October 2009
Race 6 - 5 December 2009
Qatar National Road Racing Championship
Race 4 - 2 October 2009
Race 5 - 16 October 2009
Race 6 - 4 December 2009
Endurance World Championship
8 HOURS OF DOHA - Qatar 14 November 2009
2010 Event Calendar
> MotoGP race - Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar "Night Race" 9-11 April 2010
> Qatar International Road Racing Championship (QIRRCH)
Race 5 8 & 9 April 2010
Race 6 7 & 8 May 2010
Race 7 28 & 29 May 2010
> Qatar National Road Racing Championship (QNRRCH)
Race 5 7 & 8 May 2010
Race 6 28 & 29 May 2010
Race 7 12 June 2010
> FIM Endurance World Championship
Qatar 8 Hour: November 13th, 2010
> Track Day (Bikes and Car)
2nd April - Night Track day
16th April - Night Track day
23rd April - Night Track day
30th April - Night Track day
14th May - Night Track day
21st May - Night Track day