The season opening of the 2022 MotoGP™ World Championship is set to take place at the state-of-the-art Lusail Circuit Sports Club (LCSC) from March 4 - 6. Fans will have the unique opportunity to experience the thrilling action at night, under the beaming floodlights of Lusail International Circuit.
Qatar Tourism (QT), the Title Sponsor of the event, has organised several live musical performances to take place alongside the event, adding further excitement to the thrilling races. The family-friendly event also offers complimentary access to children under the age of 12 to enjoy the various fun activities planned for March 4.
Chairman of Qatar Tourism and Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are proud to once again partner with 2022 MotoGP™ World Championship which is a significant event in our country’s annual calendar. This highly-anticipated sports event will bring top riders and race enthusiasts from around the world to experience Qatar’s tourism offerings. I congratulate Lusail Circuit Sports Club for organising yet another memorable event and welcoming residents and visitors to enjoy the races and live musical performances.”
Qatar Tourism is continuing with its efforts to develop the country’s sports tourism sector by supporting professional events and raising their profile on an international level. As the country prepares to host the first ever FIFA World Cup™ in the Middle East, QT has several initiatives planned around the mega-event to deliver a memorable experience for FIFA fans.
Berthold Trenkel, Chief Operating Officer of Qatar Tourism, also commented: “Qatar has been hosting the Qatar Moto Grand Prix for almost two decades, gathering residents and visitors from all over the region to come and watch the thrilling season opener. As the Title Partner, Qatar Tourism is proud to host the 20th race held at the state-of-the-art Lusail International Circuit, where audiences will enjoy the races under dazzling floodlights with live music adding to the thrilling atmosphere.”
A Special Moto Exhibition will also be showcased on the side-lines of the event, which will introduce and present the sport’s iconic history. Fans will have the opportunity to photograph and explore more than 20 legendary vehicle models and enjoy a graffiti art segment during which life-sized 3D motorbikes will be painted by local graffiti artists.
President of Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation (QMMF) and Lusail Circuit Sports Club (LCSC), Mr. Abulrahman Al-Mannai, added: “I welcome the efforts and inspiring enthusiasm of every individual within Lusail Circuit Sports Club who actively contributes to the overall success of this major sports event that Lusail Circuit has been hosting since 2004. It is also important to acknowledge and appreciate the generous sponsorship and unwavering support we have received from Qatar Tourism as part of its endeavour to promote sports activities and championships which position Qatar as global destination for major international sports and cultural events. This year’s MotoGP Championship will host a variety of activities that were organized to complement the event for a top-tier experience that will set a new benchmark for fans of the sport.”
Qatar hosted the inaugural event at Lusail International Circuit in October 2004, which saw the Grand Prix of Qatar title secured by Sete Gibernau. In 2008, the country celebrated the first Grand Prix night race in the history of the MotoGP™ World Championship. Having hosted two consecutive race rounds in 2021, this year’s season opener will mark the 20th race held at the Lusail International Circuit.
Ranked as one of the most vaccinated countries in the world, Qatar has safely and successfully held multiple sporting events recently, such as the FIFA Arab Cup 2021™, Qatar ExxonMobil Open and Qatar TotalEnergies Open, with an exciting line-up of events coming soon including the Ooredoo Doha Marathon, H.H. the Amir’s Football Cup Final and the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.
Ensuring the safety and well-being of its travellers is one of the country’s main priorities. Qatar was ranked the third safest country in the world in terms of its COVID-19 management by Global Finance. The nation’s airline carrier, Qatar Airways, and Hamad International Airport have also achieved the 5-Star COVID-19 Safety Rating by Skytrax.
Tickets are now available for purchase starting QAR 200 for adults and QAR 100 for kids on: www.tickets.lcsc.qa/
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Qatar Tourism’s mission is to establish Qatar as a place where cultural authenticity meets modernity, and where people of the world come together to experience unique offerings in culture, sports, business and family entertainment, rooted in Service Excellence. Qatar Tourism will regulate and develop the tourism industry, encouraging investment from the private sector. It will set the national strategy for the tourism sector, reviewing it periodically and overseeing its implementation, with the aim of diversifying tourism offerings in the country and increasing visitor spend. Through our network of international offices in priority markets, and cutting-edge digital platforms, Qatar Tourism is expanding Qatar’s presence globally and enhancing the tourism sector.