Tag Archive: Losail International Circuit

Mar 25

Viñales on pole after qualifying cancelled

MotoGP™ grid for the #QatarGP decided by practice times after bad weather sets in

Viñales on pole after qualifying cancelledAfter overnight rain, a storm and too much standing water on track at Losail International Circuit, the original timetable for Saturday at the #QatarGP saw some adjustments before the decision was taken by Race Direction to cancel track action for the day. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 24

Still up, once down: Viñales fastest

Top on combined despite a crash – with Iannone shooting up into second

Still up, once down Viñales fastest despite first crashMaverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) kept his top spot on the combined timesheets after FP3 at Losail International Circuit, with his Friday stunner remaining unchallenged by the grid.

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Mar 23

MotoGP: Viñales keeps his view from the top on opening day in Losail

Grand Prix of Qatar – Top gun in preseason shoots first as action opens at the #QatarGP

Maverick VIñales (SPA) refuses to step down from the top of the timesheetsAfter Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) was quickest out the box, it was a familiar scene from preseason by the end of the first track action at Losail International Circuit – Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) on top and Repsol Honda Team’s reigning Champion Marc Marquez in second, 0.596 off P1.
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Mar 20

Nakagami and Fenati reign in Qatar

Moto2™ preseason finishes with Nakagami out front

Takaaki Nakagami (JPN-Kalex) topped the timesheets in Moto2On Day 1 it was rain, on Day 2 it was good running, and Day 3 ended in a sandstorm and thunder and lightning. High winds throughout the day gave way to rain and sand by the third Moto3™ session, with the final outing for Moto2™ preseason then cancelled. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 11

VR46 “not very happy” on Day 1

Movistar Yamaha rider looking for more in the #QatarTest

Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) had an up and down Day 1 of testing at Losail International Circuit, ending the first session in P7 on a 1:55.679 – half a second back on teammate Maverick Viñales – but with some positives to be found, with improvements made on corner entry. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 26

Your ‘Insider’ Guide to #QatarWorldSBK

On & Off Track – Everything happening on and off the track at the Losail International Circuit

Your 'Insider' Guide to #QatarWorldSBK Excitement for the Gaerne Qatar Round is at an all-time high, as the 2016 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship is set to be decided this weekend at Losail for the season finale.

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Oct 25

Qatar Prepares for Spectacular Season Finale of WorldSBK

Gaerne Qatar Round

For the third year in a row, the state-of-the-art Losail International Circuit will host the final Round of the Superbike World Championship from 28th to 30th October.  The event always draws a crowd as spectators come from near and far to watch blockbuster WorldSBK action, under floodlights during the night at the desert track. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 18

MotoGP statement about Taoufik Gattouchi

Passing of Tunisian rider Taoufik Gattouchi

Statement on Taoufik Gattouchi after Losail 600 Cup incidentFollowing an incident during this evening´s (18th March) Losail 600 Cup support race at the Losail International Circuit, it is with great sadness that we have to report the passing of Tunisian rider Taoufik Gattouchi. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 02

The FIM MotoGP™ World Championship begun their final test before the 2016 season with champion Jorge Lorenzo leading the way

Lorenzo shows intent for title defense

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo With the start of the season fast approaching, riders and teams eagerly went to work at the Losail International Circuit as the final test of the pre-season got underway.

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Mar 01

Winter almost gone, one last MotoGP test in Qatar

The end of winter rapidly approaches; just one final test remains before the season gets underway

MotoGP™ riders prepare for final pre-season testAfter three days in both Sepang and Phillip Island, the MotoGP™ World Championship head to Losail International Circuit for one last test. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 18

Haslam ends the 2015 WorldSBK season with a win, Smith scores maiden WSS victory

Second place Davies claims runner-up spot as Rea suffers first DNF of the season

WSBK - Leon Haslam (GBR) battled hard to score a crucial season-ending win The final FIM Superbike World Championship race of 2015 was won on the final lap after another race-long fight as Leon Haslam (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils), who took his second win of the year – the fifth of his WorldSBK career – beat Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati SBK Team).

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Oct 18

WSBK: Maiden win for Torres in Race 1 after spectacular battle with Rea

The Spaniard ends Great Britain’s winning streak as Sykes claims final podium place

WSBK Maiden win for Torres in Race 1 after spectacular battle with Rea The penultimate race of the 2015 WorldSBK season has been won under floodlights at the Losail International Circuit by Jordi Torres (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils), with Jonathan Rea and his KRT team-mate Tom Sykes joining him on the podium.

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Oct 16

Rea displaces Torres to end first Qatari night on top

Sykes, Davies and van der Mark complete the top 5

WSBK - Jonathan Rea (GBR) shone his way to first place in the second free practice session at Losail After the opening floodlit session of the weekend, the second free practice session at the Losail International Circuit saw lap times tumble as the WorldSBK riders got up to speed around the 5.380km Qatari track, with a flurry of improving laps in the final eight minutes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 16

WorldSBK: Pirelli in Qatar as Event Main Sponsor of the final round

The WorldSBK Official Tyre Supplier is ready for the last challenge of 2015

The Losail International Circuit in Doha will host the production derived Championship series for the seventh time (and at night for the second year in a row), the tyre company is also back on track to consolidate the solutions chosen for next season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 28

Brand new championship launched: FA1 Middle East Trophy 2016 is go!

FA1 Middle East Trophy 2016 launch

FA1 logoThe organiser of the Acceleration 2014 events, ISRA, has today officially launched a brand new motor racing championship – FA1 Middle East Trophy 2016 – which aims to provide drivers with key seat time and race experience during the traditional winter break across Europe. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 17

Dovizioso and Ducati top timesheets at Qatar pre-season MotoGP test

Losail International Circuit, Qatar
MotoGP - Bridgestone engineer Masao Azuma in Ducati Team box Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso lifted the spirits of Ducati fans around the globe after posting the quickest time at the final MotoGP pre-season test of 2015 at Qatar’s Losail International Circuit.

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Nov 02

Guintoli does the double and takes the title

The Frenchman took the lead on lap 5

WSBK - Guintoli title win Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) is the 2014 eni FIM Superbike World Champion after a nail biting season final race held under floodlights at the Losail International Circuit.

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Oct 30

Incident packed Doha boat trip for the WSBK stars

This weekend’s event at the Losail International Circuit will see history being made

WSBK - DOHA - All riders skyline The final round of the 2014 eni FIM World Superbike Championship began earlier today with Thursday’s traditional Media event.

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Oct 27

All set for the 2014 WSBK season finale in Qatar

The final round of the 2014 eni FIM Superbike World Champion takes place this weekend at the Losail International Circuit in Doha, Qatar.

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo black For the first time in WSBK history, the event will be held under floodlights thanks to the impressive lighting system that powers the entire venue, allowing riders to race under conditions that are similar to daylight.
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Oct 05

Rejuvenated title hopes for Guintoli after home round success

Sylvain Guintoli narrowed the gap to leader Tom Sykes

WSBK - Sylvain Guintoli Day 3 The penultimate round of the 2014 eni FIM Superbike World witnessed a change of momentum for the title race, which will be decided on November 2nd at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar.

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