The Losail International Circuit opened in 2004 after being constructed in just over a year at a cost of $58 million. The circuit hosted its first MotoGP Qatar motorcycle Grand Prix on the 2nd October 2004, won by Sete Gibernau.
Since 2007, the circuit has hosted the opening round of the MotoGP season and in 2008 hosted the first floodlit Grand Prix of the sport after the addition of permanent outdoor lighting for night races.
Several other motorsport series have been held at the circuit, including the short lived Grand Prix Masters event in 2006 (won by Nigel Mansell), the Superbike World Championship from 2005 to 2009 and 2014 to 2019, a night time GP2 Asia event in 2009 (won by Nico Hülkenberg) and the World Touring Car Championship from 2015 to 2017.
The inaugural Formula One Qatar Grand Prix will be held at Losail in 2021 as a replacement for the cancelled Australian Grand Prix.
Location & Travel to Losail International Circuit
The Losail International Circuit is located just outside the city of Lusail, approximately 22 miles north of Doha.
Airport – The Hamad International Airport is ranked as one of the best in the world and is an important hub in the region, with Qatar Airways in particular offering flights to a number of international destinations.
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Bus – The 102X departs every 45 minutes from Al Ghanim Bus Station with a journey time to the circuit of approximately 50 minutes.
Driving & Parking – Driving from central Doha will take approximately 30 minutes when driving along the Al Khor Coastal Road before exiting for the circuit after approximately 12 kilometres.
Tickets at Losail International Circuit
Ticket prices vary considerably for both the Formula 1 and MotoGP depending on which day you attend and which kind of ticket you want – varying from VIP to Grandstand to General Admission.
Formula 1 – For further information and to purchase tickets, visit the official website here.
MotoGP – For further information and to purchase tickets, visit the official website here.
Hotels near Losail International Circuit
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Last Updated on November 5, 2021 by Sports Tourist