Losail International Circuit
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Losail International Circuit
Losail International Circuit
Losail.svg
LocationLusail, Al Daayen, Qatar
Time zoneUTC+03:00
Capacity8,000
FIA Grade1[N 1]
Opened2004
Major eventsMotoGP
Qatar motorcycle Grand Prix
Doha motorcycle Grand Prix (2021)
SBK
8 Hours of Doha
FIA WTCC Race of Qatar
Length5.380 km (3.343 mi)
Turns16
Race lap record1:38.699 (Davide Rigon, Trident Racing, GP2 Asia Series, 2009[1])
Websitewww.circuitlosail.com
2016 FIA WTCC Race of Qatar
View from the Grandstand

Losail International Circuit (Arabic ?) is a motor racing circuit located just outside in the town of Lusail, north of Doha, Qatar.

Built in just under a year by 1,000 workers at the cost of US$58 million, the track opened in 2004 to the inaugural Marlboro Grand Prix of Qatar, won by Sete Gibernau.[2]

The track is 5.380 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 on the track.

In 2007, Losail added permanent outdoor lighting for night races. At the time, the lighting of the Losail Circuit by Musco Lighting was the largest permanent venue sports lighting project in the world, a distinction that now belongs to another Gulf motorsport venue, Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. The first night race in MotoGP history was the Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar in March 2008.

In February 2009, a GP2 Asia Series nighttime race took place. The qualifying lap record was achieved by Nico Hülkenberg in 1:35.741.[1]

The WSBK visited Losail in the periods of 2005-2009 and 2014-2019; and the WTCC visited there between 2015-2017.

Lap records

The lap records at the Losail International Circuit are listed as:

Racing history

Since 2008, MotoGP class has run under lights at Losail

MotoGP

Superbike World Championship

World Touring Car Championship

Motorcross World Championship

Speedcar Series

Year Race Winning driver Winning team
2009 Race 1 Italy Gianni Morbidelli United States Palm Beach
Race 2 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi United Arab Emirates Union Properties

GP2 Asia

Year Race Winning driver Winning team
2009 Race 1 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France ART Grand Prix
Race 2 Mexico Sergio Pérez Spain Barwa International Campos

Notes

  1. ^ Losail International Circuit's Grade 1 licence expired 15 October 2018.

References

  1. ^ a b Losail International Circuit, Qatar 2009 - GP2 Asia results - autoevolution.com
  2. ^ "Losail International Circuit". RacingCircuits.info. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "2019 Superbike World Championship Losail Session Facts". Retrieved 2021.
  4. ^ "2015 WTCC Race Of Qatar Session Facts". Retrieved 2021.
  5. ^ "Motul Qatar Round, 24-26 October 2019 Race Results" (PDF). Retrieved 2021.

External links

Coordinates: 25°29?24?N 51°27?15?E / 25.49000°N 51.45417°E / 25.49000; 51.45417


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