MotoGP Round 1: Grand Prix of Qatar
Losail International Circuit, Qatar. 6 – 08 March 2020
Scroll down for the latest news from the opening round of the 2020 MotoGP World Championship
The Qatar Grand Prix has firmly established itself on the MotoGP calendar over the last 15 years. Since its first race in 2004 the Losail International Circuit has grown and developed at a rate only exceeded by the nearby city of Doha. Under the night sky with the floodlights lit this event has a unique feel and offers a spectacular glimpse into what makes MotoGP special.
Whether it’s the glowing carbon brake discs, the glistening carbon fibre fairings or the flames from the exhausts this round is unlike any other on the calendar.
Number of laps: 22
Most Wins: Casey Stoner, Valentino Rossi (4)
Pole Record: Maverick Vinales 1m53.546 (2019)
Fastest Lap: Jorge Lorenzo 1m54.927 (2016)
Race Record: Jorge Lorenzo 42m28.452 (2016)
Latest News for Round 1
- MotoGP: David Emmett - Notes from the Qatar Grand Prix
- MotoGP: Neil Morrison - Five notes after the Qatar Grand Prix
Want to know what Neil Morrison thought after the Qatar Grand Prix? Click here and get his inisght into why he thinks there could be ten different winners in Moto2 this year and a dozen in Moto3
- MotoGP: Neil Morrison - Five notes from the Qatar Grand Prix
What does Neil Morrison think will happen at the Qatar Grand Prix this weekend? Here’s his rundown of what’s what in the Moto2 and Moto3 classes
- MotoGP: Updated MotoGP calendar
The impact of the coronavirus on the 2020 MotoGP season has been felt in recent weeks but today Dorna has released an updated calendar to take this into account
- David Emmett: Five Notes from the Qatar Test
The biggest problem with trying to sum up the Qatar test is that so much happened; it’s actually quite hard to pick five topics that I feel are the most important. Qatar was the final test of the pre-season, so the teams had a lot to work on throughout the three days of running.
- MotoGP Gallery: Qatar MotoGP Test
Want to see some of the best photos from the recent MotoGP test at Qatar? Have a look at Rob Gray’s work!
- MotoGP: David Emmett - Five notes ahead of the Qatar Test
- MotoGP: Neil Morrison - Five notes from the Jerez Moto2/3 Test
- MotoGP Gallery: Sepang Test 2020 - Part 2
- MotoGP Gallery: Sepang Test 2020 - Part 1
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