Qatar motorcycle Grand Prix

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Qatar Grand Prix
Losail.svg
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Venue Losail International Circuit
First race 2004
Most wins (rider)

Casey Stoner (5)

Jorge Lorenzo (5)
Most wins (manufacturer) Aprilia (12)
Riders of the 2010 Grand Prix at Losail.

The Qatar motorcycle Grand Prix is a motorcycling event that is part of the FIM Grand Prix motorcycle racing season.

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, 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 multi-million-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 Prix[edit]

Multiple winners (riders)[edit]

# Wins Rider Wins
Category Years won
5 Australia Casey Stoner MotoGP 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
250 cc 2005
Spain Jorge Lorenzo MotoGP 2012, 2013
250 cc 2006, 2007
125 cc 2004
3 Italy Valentino Rossi MotoGP 2005, 2006, 2010
2 Spain Marc Márquez MotoGP 2014
Moto2 2012
Spain Nicolás Terol 125 cc 2010, 2011

Multiple winners (manufacturers)[edit]

# Wins Manufacturer Wins
Category Years won
12 Italy Aprilia 250 cc 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
125 cc 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
5 Japan Yamaha MotoGP 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2013
3 Austria KTM Moto3 2013, 2014
125cc 2005
Japan Honda MotoGP 2004, 2011, 2014
Italy Ducati MotoGP 2007, 2008, 2009
2 Germany Kalex Moto2 2011, 2014
Switzerland Suter Moto2 2010, 2012

By year[edit]

Year Track Moto3 Moto2 MotoGP Report
Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer
2014 Losail Australia Jack Miller KTM Spain Esteve Rabat Kalex Spain Marc Márquez Honda Report
2013 Losail Spain Luis Salom KTM Spain Pol Espargaró Pons Spain Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Report
2012 Losail Spain Maverick Viñales FTR Honda Spain Marc Márquez Suter Spain Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Report
Year Track 125cc Moto2 MotoGP Report
Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer
2011 Losail Spain Nicolás Terol Aprilia Germany Stefan Bradl Kalex Australia Casey Stoner Honda Report
2010 Losail Spain Nicolás Terol Aprilia Japan Shoya Tomizawa Suter Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha Report
Year Track 125 cc 250 cc MotoGP Report
Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer Rider Manufacturer
2009 Losail Italy Andrea Iannone Aprilia Spain Héctor Barberá Aprilia Australia Casey Stoner Ducati Report
2008 Losail Spain Sergio Gadea Aprilia Italy Mattia Pasini Aprilia Australia Casey Stoner Ducati Report
2007 Losail Spain Héctor Faubel Aprilia Spain Jorge Lorenzo Aprilia Australia Casey Stoner Ducati Report
2006 Losail Spain Álvaro Bautista Aprilia Spain Jorge Lorenzo Aprilia Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha Report
2005 Losail Hungary Gábor Talmácsi KTM Australia Casey Stoner Aprilia Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha Report
2004 Losail Spain Jorge Lorenzo Derbi Argentina Sebastián Porto Aprilia Spain Sete Gibernau Honda Report

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