Losail International Circuit in Qatar will host the final pre-season test of 2018, 1-3 March, with each day’s session running 1-9 p.m. local time.
It will be an important test for the Repsol Honda Team to finalize their preparation and make the final choices regarding bike setup before the starting lights go out for the first Grand Prix of the season at the same venue, on March 18.
During the last hour of the test’s final day (3 March), the track will be covered in water to give riders the chance to evaluate the Losail circuit in the wet under the floodlights.
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The fabulous Losail International Circuit lies on the outskirts of Doha, the capital city of Qatar. Built in little over a year, the track cost $58 million USD and required round-the-clock dedication from almost 1,000 workers in order to get it ready for the inaugural event – the Marlboro Grand… read more.
|Length||5.380 kilometres / 3.343 miles|
|Longest straight||1.068 kilometres / 0.664 miles|
Losail International Circuit, Al Daayen, Qatar - View in Google Maps
|Pole Position||1m 53.680s (170.3km/h) Johann Zarco (Yamaha, 2018)|
|Race Lap||1m 54.927s (168.5 km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2016)|
|Race Time||42m28.452 42s (167.1km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2016)|
|2018 Race Winner||Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati)|