Race of Qatar
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Race of Qatar - 26-27/11/2015

Opened in 2004, the Losail International Circuit can operate for 24 hours a day thanks to a state-of-the-art floodlighting system, which means the WTCC’s first visit to the Middle East will take place under the cover of darkness for a memorable season finale. Like Thailand before it, Qatar also has the honour of hosting a WTCC event for the first time. Losail has staged a round of the MotoGP world championship since it was opened, with Sete Gibernau winning the inaugural race for Honda. Losail also hosted the 2006 Grand Prix Masters of Qatar, which was won by Nigel Mansell.

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FIVE FACTS

1: The Losail circuit, located just outside the town of Lusail, north of the capital Doha, was built by 1000 workers at a cost of $US58 million.

2: When Musco Lighting added floodlighting to the circuit in 2007, it was the largest permanent sports lighting project in the world – a distinction that now belongs to the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.

3: In 2009 the track hosted a round of the GP2 Asia Series, with Davide Rigon setting the lap record for Trident Racing at 1m38.699s.

4: Bordered by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the west and the Persian Gulf to the east, the State of Qatar’s most famous motorsport personality is arguably double Dakar winner and WRC2 champion Nasser Al-Attiyah.

5: Arabic is the national language of Qatar but, due to a large expatriate population, English, French, Malayalam, Tagalog and Urdu are also widely spoken.

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Lap records

Lap distance : 5.380km
Race distance : 2 x 12 laps

Track records

Qualifying: To be established
Race: To be established

Location