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Losail International Circuit

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Losail International Circuit
Location Doha, Qatar
Time GMT +3
Image
Events MotoGP, SBK
Length km 5.4
Length mi 3.375
Turns 16
Record time 1:56.528 - MotoGP Track Record
Record driver Casey Stoner
Record team Ducati
Record year 2007


Losail International Circuit is a motor racing circuit located just outside Doha in the Persian Gulf State of Qatar.

Built in just under a year by 1000 workers at the cost of $USD58million, the track opened in 2004 to the inaugural Marlboro Grand Prix of Qatar, won by Sete Gibernau. In addition the circuit hosted the 2006 Grand Prix Masters of Qatar won by Nigel Mansell.

The track is 5.4 km in length, with a main straight of just over a kilometre at 1,068 metres. It is surrounded by artificial grass to stop the sand encroaching too much onto the track.

In 2007, Losail added permanent outdoor lighting for night races. The lighting of the Losail Circuit by Musco Lighting is the largest permanent venue sports lighting project in the world. The first night race in MotoGP history will be the Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar in March 2008.

Racing History

2007 MotoGP of Qatar

2006 MotoGP of Qatar

2005 MotoGP of Qatar

2004 MotoGP of Qatar

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MotoGP circuits

Current circuits (2008)
LosailJerezEstorilShangaiLe MansMugelloCatalunyaDoningtonAssenSachsenringLaguna SecaBrnoMisanoIndianapolisMotegiPhillip IslandSepangValencia

Past circuits
IstanbulWelkomSuzukaRio de JaneiroPaul RicardImolaBuenos AiresJohorJaramaShah AlamZeltwegNürburgringSentulEastern CreekSalzburgringHockenheimHungaroringMagny-CoursInterlagosKyalamiRijekaSpa-FrancorchampsAnderstorp GoianiaMonzaSilverstoneOpatijaNogaroImatraSan CarlosKarlskogaIsle of ManMontjuïcCharadeDundrodMosportFujiDaytonaRouenSolitudeTampereKristianstadtHedemoraReimsBremgartenSchottenringAlbiGeneva


SBK circuits

LosailPhillip IslandValenciaAssenMonzaSalt Lake CityNürburgringMisanoBrnoBrands HatchDonington ParkVallelungaMagny-CoursPortimao

Past Circuits
AlbaceteAnderstorp BrainerdEstorilEuroSpeedway LausitzHockenheimHungaroringImolaJohorJaramaJerezKyalamiLaguna SecaLe MansManfeildMosportMugelloOran ParkOscherslebenÖsterreichringPaul RicardPergusaSalzburgring SentulShah AlamSilverstoneSpa-FrancorchampsSugoZeltweg