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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Meet Yan Ting - an F1 volunteer in Singapore for ten years 😊

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Heck I'd volunteer as well. So you don't get paid with money. You get paid with the excitement of being part of the greatest sport and just plain fun.

I would volunteer... What a privilege to be a part of this amazing sport and to have the chance to get so close to the action. Everyone appreciates all of the hard work they do in all weathers and if they didn't love it they wouldn't do it... Thanks to everyone who helps to keep the sport that I love going ❤️🏁🏁🏁

A person that doesn't judge others and very humble. Willing to share and impart knowledge to others. Her unselfish personality deserves a credit! 👏👏👏

Considering the volume of comments complaining they don’t get paid you don’t hear volunteers complaining. They do it for the love of Motorsport and the chance in some small way to be involved. Not everything has to be about money!

Obviously Yan Ting doesn’t remember the PROPER roar of a V10/V12, just a purr of a quiet V6 hybrid 😑

I just don't get it. F1 is a multi million if not billion £ business. So why don't theses fantastic people get paid? Without them there would be no F1. Don't treat people's passion as an excuse to use and not pay them for their very important work. Am I wrong?

Singapore F1 has the greatest staff & so friendly

The very fact that F1 moves so many millions, and there are unpaid volunteers workers sickens me to be honest. Selling people the idea that by volunteering, they are doing good, they have a super opportunity, post their face on social media, making them feel special, and saving yourself the wagesnin the process sickens me.I love watching the races, the tech etc, but F1 shame on you. I'm pretty sure there is no one in the F1 scene short of a few quid, and I'm pretty sure that some of these volunteers would most definitely appreciate the money as well as the chance to work on the circuit. Everything isn't about the money unless your a capitalist company making money off the backs of others. Shame on you f1

This is my good friend and fellow SGP marshal Yeo Yan Ting...

For everyone complaining about the free labor. Its VOLUNTEER work not like it's against anyone's will. Secondly volunteer for a race sometime and you will understand the point. I volunteer for the pikes peak hill climb every year. I get to experience a badass event for a little work while others are paying $180+ for the same experience. A little free work is well worth it.

Why are people complaining about money? They are volunteers not slave. I volunteered at the Montreal tennis tournament for over 10 years. Doing office work. I got to watch all the matches for free and got to meet/talk to all kinds of players like Agassi, Graf, Hingis and Federer. It was fun. I’m guessing the people volunteering at the race gets to watch F1 for free and see/hear the cars up close. For any race fan that is just priceless.

It is impossible to not get paid, unless you do work for a non profit organization. I'm very sure the "volunteer" name is just that, a name, I refuse to believe F1 is exploiting human workforce to save some bucks.

I agree...why can’t F1 pay these people. We lost one volunteer due to an accident at the Montreal F1 a few years ago. Is it worth volunteering for nothing and risking your life?

Why does F1 even need volunteers when you are willing to spend endless piles of money on everything else? Props to the people who do it but when you charge 5k for Paddock Club tickets it seems to me you could do with paying all these wonderful people for their work...

Singapore GP is the best one I have been to. Vietnam is next on my list as I have fancied a holiday there for a while but will take me a few years to save enough money.

Why is everyone so outraged that the volunteers don’t get paid? People travel all over the world for some events and this is something they’re willing to do as a hobby/do it in their spare time. I’ve been doing it for a year now and did this years Singapore Grand Prix. I would always volunteer to do this as it is an absolute privilege to be officiating at such an awesome event. The organisers always look after us so well with meals and nice souvenirs. So for those that are outraged by it. Maybe you should come join us sometime.

She speaks pretty well. Of course her accent is really hearable, but her grammar is on a high level!

With the money the sport brings in they should be payed.

Those idiots that run F1 should pay these people, sky and channel 4 pay their team money.. loads I imagine.. probably don’t get even a Christmas box

Do they get paid for their work? because the tickets are very expensive

More on these behind the scenes people they're also very important 😎

Really enjoyed my days in timing and scoring.

That’s amazing! So jealous she gets to work on track !

I wonder why no one sponsors them.🤔. Plenty of space for logos on their overalls. Might earn themselves a few quid too.

Many people asked ...."Why do you still officiate/volunteer? .. Do they pay you? "......If you have to ask, you simply won’t understand

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I cant wait to see what the new honda will look like....

Unfortunately in Brazil we will not be able to see this top bike this year, the closed TV channel that was broadcasting did not renew and we ended up staying at a loss !!! Too bad for Moto Gp lovers in Brazil, last year without a super bike and this year without a Moto Gp !!! What the hell!!!

Je ne trouve pas qu il y est de grand changement une écriture en noir a la place du blanc . Ducati fait du Honda . Les couleur de pramac était belle

You can't really see the motorcycles because of all the sponsors but I suppose they look great, it's Ducati.

Killer look! Love it! 😎 great job! It has been the most 'non traditional looking' bike and it's getting more and more different and high tech looking.

Should’ve been Miller with Dovi. Much better rider on the second rate bike, would smash it on the factory bike. Typical euro decision

Great looking bike, a pity you don't have a rider to exploit its full potential. Jack Miller would fill that requirement perfectly.

Amazing, Ducati fan here but hope we have a good season this year. Im more on, close competition and pushing the skill and other bikes to the limits. That's more exciting keeping my *ss on my couch.

Awesome lookin bikes, Hope their up the pointy end more often but with 43 on the front 🇦🇺

Looks more WSB than Moto gp. Sponsors looking crowded and messy. Also needs more white. Just my opinion but it's a shame as it used to be the best looking bike and the best colour.

A top innovative team with mediocre riders. Always poor rider choices who can win few races but not championship. Give this bike to Bagnaia/Miller and see the magic. The biggest mistake was getting rid of Lorenzo.

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Look great but I don’t think the 2 of them together can catch. 93

Ducats is under VW motors so it's Germany machine & Italian passion design qual to super straight line speed, hopefully they worked on the cornering speed so well

Looking forward to the Honda v Ducati battle again.Amazing to watch,great TV.

So looking forward to the start of the new season 😁😁

Bikes look amazing...So do the performance....Pity that Ducati doesn't have a championship winning rider...🤕🤕..

It’s the same as last year, the year before, and every other year.

Essas Ducatti estão tops é só esperar o show✊

L avant de lla moto est bien plus affûté

la seule chose visible qui a changé c'est les couleurs du casque de Dovi 😉

Linda che, aunqe para mi nunca superara en el aspecto visual a la gp7 u 8

Bonsoir je voudrais savoir si le Moto GP est toujours diffusé sur Canal+ cette année

Go Dovi all MotoGP fans support you for win MotoGP titles and we so boring watch marq win the boring titles

I can't see the motorcycle name anywhere on the the bikes, what the heck.

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