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Qatar R11 - Losail Circuit, Qatar
Losail Circuit overview
Losail WSS Circuit

The Losail circuit, located in the desert outside Qatar’s capital, Doha, sprung up in 2003 and hosted its first international motorcycle race in 2005. In 2008, it became notable for hosting the first-ever floodlit MotoGP race.

At 5.380km in length, Losail is one of the longest circuits on the international calendar, with the main straight more than 1km long. Ten right turns, mix with six lefts but the flat and featureless landscape make it a difficult track to learn. Desert sand also causes grip problems.


Less than 30km from Doha International Airport, Losail circuit boasts superb facilities, while the city itself has a wide selection of hotels, some of which can inflate rates during race events.

Losail Circuit information
First race 2004
WSS races held 5
Laps 18
Race distance 96.84km / 60.174miles
Track length 5.380km / 3.343miles
Track width 12m
Longest straight 1,068km / 0.664miles
Corners 16 (10 right, 6 left)
Pole position Left
Losail Circuit records
Pole position 2m01.586s (159,290Km/h) Cal Crutchlow, Yamaha, 2009
Race lap 2m02.626s (157,944Km/h) Fabien Foret, Yamaha, 2008
Wins 1 (Fujiwara 2005, Charpentier 2006, Curtain 2007, Parkes 2008)
Manufacturer wins 3 (Honda 2005, 2006, 2007)
Manufacturer pole position 2 (Honda 2005, 2006 - Yamaha 2007, 2008)
2009 Winner Eugene Laverty, Honda
Losail Circuit contact details

Losail International Circuit,
Al Wusail, North Relief Road,
Doha, Qatar.
T: +974 472 9151
F: +974 472 9246
P.O.Box 4611


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WSS Circuits
01. Phillip Island
02. Motorland Aragon
03. Assen
04. Imola
05. Donington Park
06. Sepang
07. Misano
08. Portimao
09. Jerez
10. Magny-Cours
11. Losail