Asia Road Racing Championship(ARRC): Losail hosts final leg of Championship in night race

Ron Hogg, TWMR Promoter shakes hands with President and Losail Circuit General Manager Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Attiyah " It feels great to see another prestigious event take place in Qatar.

The PETRONAS Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) takes a giant leap in spreading its wing across Asia as it announced the Losail International Circuit (LIC) in Qatar will play host to the final leg this 16 to 19 December 2010 under the floodlights- making history as the second Championship to ever hold a night race there besides MotoGP.

Situated about 30 kilometres away from the Doha International Airport, the 5,380 meter circuit inaugurated on October 2004 is fully equipped with the latest state of the art facilities and services complementing last year’s addition, the Autopolis International Circuit, Japan and the Madras Motor Race Track, India.

Event promoter, Two Wheels Motor Racing (TWMR) Promotions Director, Ron Hogg is pleased to see another venue added to the PETRONAS ARRC calendar saying it marks progressive growth of the Championship.

In addition, he believes Qatar’s debut will offer the SuperSports 600cc and Underbone 115cc riders the rare opportunity to race on another world class circuit which host prestigious events such as the MotoGP, Qatar International Road Racing Championship (QIRRCH), Qatar National Road Racing Championship (QNRRCH), FIM Endurance World Championship, Losail Bike Experience, World Superbike Championship (WSBK) and many more.

“Now with Qatar joining us, it’s clear we have good collaborations between the Asean countries.  This season,  it’s good to see our riders  getting different exposure at six different circuits namely Sepang, Autopolis, Sentul, Madras, Zhuhai and Losail. I hope to see Qatar become a permanent feature on our calendar in the coming years not only because it is world class facility but it offers a new set of challenges for our riders which is valuable for their development and careers.” 

Ron Hogg, TWMR Promoter and President and LIC General Manager Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Attiyah Signing the agreement

Out of all the riders currently riding in the Championship, SuperSports 600cc Doni Tata Pradita is the only rider with experience racing on the circuit. Other teams and riders will be walking into the unknown but Ron ensures the desert race will be a delightful experience.

Ron went on to add that there are a pool of talents where the Championship is headed and he hopes to see these riders sign up as wildcards in the final round of the ARRC. “There are many potential riders in Qatar. For example we have Mashel Al Naimi, the first Qatari rider to take part in the MotoGP. He has trained and competed at the desert track many times  and now he rides full season in Moto2. With the Championship now heading to the Middle East, we hope to attract these talents. Maybe this year they can  participate as wildcards and return full season in the following years,” said Ron.

President and LIC General Manager Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Attiyah who was also present during the press conference welcomes the contingent to Qatar with arms wide open and commented, “It feels great to see another prestigious event take place in Qatar. It will be a momentous occasion because the PETRONAS ARRC is the second Championship to ever hold a race under the floodlights besides MotoGP and I am convinced it will be very exciting.”

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After 20 gripping laps, it all came down the final few metres! ⚔️

Watch the overtake which saw Álex Rins narrowly get the better of Marc Márquez! 🏁

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Awesome finish... Loved it

Just goes to prove the only lap you have to lead is the last one or in this case the last 10 metres. What an advert for Motogp Congrats Alex!

Not sure y am keep remembering Marco Simoncelli whenever am seeing Alex Rins. It was one hell of a day for Suzuki n team. Brilliant attack Alex

When Marquez points standings approaching world champion can not be pursued by other riders, then we will see extraordinary races like in Texas and Silverstone... Usually Marquez always dominates every race.

Beautiful... He know he can do it at the last corner...

Wasted! Marquez's rear slide followed by front slide ... no more grip. Rin's tires still gripping.

Marques again...marc is moto gp is marc

Magnifique coiffé sur la ligne d'arrivée 😂😂😂

I had to clap for the television, no words for the race Rins did, what a lesson for Marquez and all the others riders

Rossi, Lorenzo, Devizioso and now Rins, Marquez really needs to work on that last corner thing.

prachtig weer in de laatste bocht voorbij gekomen.

Awesome pass on the inside.

Magical move! 🥰

A move Marques would have been proud of.

And rins giving marques the side eye as he crossed the line!!! Well earned victory

That look at Marquez. Priceless.

This is what Moto GP is all about! Realistically, MM has the title sown up, but he's still willing to lay it all on the line to win races. I don't really have a favourite, I just have huge respect for all riders and what they bring to the sport! 🙏

Amazing race.. ee all cheered for you alex 😀

Yes 42INS!!

i had to shout when rins got the W..what a race..marq rear tire got skid a little & it turn out for open to rins..

One of the greatest finish ever!!!

Fantastic last couple of MotoGP races, brilliant win for Rins 🏁

2 right corner again for M.M

Two races in a row now where MM93 hasn’t managed his tires till the end and has lost it in the final stages. He used to be the best at that.

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