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The Qatar motorcycle Grand Prix (Arabic: جائزة قطر الكبرى للدراجات النارية‎) is a motorcycling event that is part of the FIM Grand Prix motorcycle racing season.

Qatar Grand Prix
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VenueLosail International Circuit
First race2004
Most wins (rider)Jorge Lorenzo (6)
Most wins (manufacturer)Aprilia (12)
Riders of the 2010 Grand Prix at Losail.

The Losail race track in Qatar represents the debut race of each MotoGP season. In 2008, the track held the first night event in MotoGP history. The 2008 night event, aside from drawing boosted viewing which also coincided with the race being moved to the opening spot on the calendar, was initiated with the intent of increasing equipment performance: the day-time heat in Qatar has been hazardous to the conditions of tires and expensive, customized parts on the multimillion-dollar motorcycles. Rider safety notwithstanding, the extreme heat could be a critical variable contributing to defeat. Qatar's Grand Prix is the only event in the entire MotoGP calendar to be held at night.

Winners of the Qatar motorcycle Grand PrixEdit

Multiple winners (riders)Edit

# Wins Rider Wins
Category Years won
6   Jorge Lorenzo MotoGP 2012, 2013, 2016
250 cc 2006, 2007
125 cc 2004
5   Casey Stoner MotoGP 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
250 cc 2005
4   Valentino Rossi MotoGP 2005, 2006, 2010, 2015
2   Nicolás Terol 125 cc 2010, 2011
  Marc Márquez MotoGP 2014
Moto2 2012
  Maverick Viñales MotoGP 2017
Moto3 2012
  Andrea Dovizioso MotoGP 2018, 2019

Multiple winners (manufacturers)Edit

# Wins Manufacturer Wins
Category Years won
12   Aprilia 250 cc 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
125 cc 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
8   Yamaha MotoGP 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017
  Honda MotoGP 2004, 2011, 2014
Moto3 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  Kalex Moto2 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
5   Ducati MotoGP 2007, 2008, 2009, 2018, 2019
3   KTM Moto3 2013, 2014
125cc 2005
2   Suter Moto2 2010, 2012

By yearEdit

Year Track Moto3 Moto2 MotoGP Report
Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer
2019 Losail   Kaito Toba Honda   Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex   Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Report
2018 Losail   Jorge Martín Honda   Francesco Bagnaia Kalex   Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Report
2017 Losail   Joan Mir Honda   Franco Morbidelli Kalex   Maverick Viñales Yamaha Report
2016 Losail   Niccolò Antonelli Honda   Thomas Lüthi Kalex   Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Report
2015 Losail   Alexis Masbou Honda   Jonas Folger Kalex   Valentino Rossi Yamaha Report
2014 Losail   Jack Miller KTM   Esteve Rabat Kalex   Marc Márquez Honda Report
2013 Losail   Luis Salom KTM   Pol Espargaró Kalex   Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Report
2012 Losail   Maverick Viñales FTR Honda   Marc Márquez Suter   Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Report
Year Track 125cc Moto2 MotoGP Report
Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer
2011 Losail   Nicolás Terol Aprilia   Stefan Bradl Kalex   Casey Stoner Honda Report
2010 Losail   Nicolás Terol Aprilia   Shoya Tomizawa Suter   Valentino Rossi Yamaha Report
Year Track 125 cc 250 cc MotoGP Report
Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer
2009 Losail   Andrea Iannone Aprilia   Héctor Barberá Aprilia   Casey Stoner Ducati Report
2008 Losail   Sergio Gadea Aprilia   Mattia Pasini Aprilia   Casey Stoner Ducati Report
2007 Losail   Héctor Faubel Aprilia   Jorge Lorenzo Aprilia   Casey Stoner Ducati Report
2006 Losail   Álvaro Bautista Aprilia   Jorge Lorenzo Aprilia   Valentino Rossi Yamaha Report
2005 Losail   Gábor Talmácsi KTM   Casey Stoner Aprilia   Valentino Rossi Yamaha Report
2004 Losail   Jorge Lorenzo Derbi   Sebastián Porto Aprilia   Sete Gibernau Honda Report

ReferencesEdit

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