Rev up for MotoGP Qatar Airways Grand Prix of Qatar 2023

Rev up for MotoGP Qatar Airways Grand Prix of Qatar 2023

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By QLNews

The Lusail International Circuit (LIC) is gearing up to welcome yet another premier motorsport event.

The MotoGP Qatar Airways Grand Prix of Qatar 2023, which is scheduled to run from November 17 to 19, is already sold out.

For nearly two decades, MotoGP races under the stars have been a highlight of the sporting calendar. The fusion of speed, skill, and the captivating backdrop of the Qatari night sky has made this event an unforgettable experience.

The 2023 season is a grand tour across 21 countries, introducing the exciting Tissot Sprint Saturday at half-distance for the very first time. 

Whether you are a seasoned motorsports enthusiast or a newcomer to the spectacle, here is a comprehensive guide to the action-packed MotoGP Qatar Airways Grand Prix of Qatar 2023.

The Grand Prix will showcase the fierce competition of distinct subcategories within the motorsport franchise.

The FIM Grand Prix World Championship has three main classes of motorcycle racing — Moto3, Moto2, and MotoGP.

Moto3, introduced in 2012, is the starting point for riders on their trajectory to MotoGP. It is held alongside MotoGP and Moto2 races.

Unlike before, Moto3 bikes now use a different, more modern engine. Moto2 and MotoGP are the more advanced categories. MotoGP is the top tier of racing, while Moto2 is one rank below it.

There are differences in how the bikes are customized and built, as well as in the technology of the engine used and the total cost. 

Additionally, the MotoGP Qatar Airways Grand Prix of Qatar 2023 promises exciting additions — the Tissot Sprint Race, a condensed version of a typical MotoGP race, offering riders a chance to earn valuable points to boost their championship standings. 

The Grand Prix will also feature the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup, the biggest and most successful platform for young riders on the way to compete in MotoGP. This competition is designed for participants aged 14 to 17, and the rider will compete in a total of five rounds taking place across the race weekend.

Race Weekend Breakdown

Friday, November 17

The first day of the Grand Prix will be a free practice round for each category. The sessions will begin around 1.20pm with the Free Practice rounds of The Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup followed by Moto3, followed by Moto2 and finally MotoGP. Spectators will have the opportunity to observe their favourite teams as they prepare for the races and become well-acquainted with the track. 

Saturday, November 18

The second day of the GP is packed with action. Fans will watch riders compete in qualifying rounds which determine their grid position on the final race day on Sunday. For the first time, LIC will host the Tissot Sprint Saturday where riders race half the distance of a traditional Grand Prix giving them a chance to maximize their potential to secure points which will reflect in their overall team score. The Sprint is an exciting addition to the MotoGP portfolio as it promises unmatched track action. 

Sunday, November 19

The iconic MotoGP Qatar Airways Grand Prix of Qatar 2023 will conclude with an unforgettable line up. The day will begin with a Rider Fan Parade where spectators will get to watch the colorful celebrations closely. Later, the final race will take place under the Lusail floodlights where riders will compete for the coveted title. 

Beyond the Track

The excitement of MotoGP will continue both on and off the track as the Fan Zone has something in store for everybody. From engaging activities, games to delectable food options, it is the ideal place to unwind and have an unforgettable time. 

Follow Lusail International Circuit for more information:

X: @lusailcircuit

Instagram: @lusailcircuit

Facebook: @Lusail Circuit Sports Club

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