Qatar: Opening round of FIM MX1 / MX2 World Championship set for Doha this weekend

Qatar: Opening round of FIM MX1 / MX2 World Championship set for Doha this weekend

Wildcard Kuwaiti riders Moaath Al Ansari (pictured) and Mishary Shibah will join the MX1

Doha, Feb 25th 2013 – The countdown for the start of the new season of the 2013 FIM MX1 / MX2 World Championship has started for the opening Championship round at Losail Motocross Track.

For first time ever a Motocross Β World Championship will be organized in the Middle East, with Losail’s Motocross track the venue in Qatar. This venue choice will be historical due to its location and that it will be the first time in all the FIM MX1 / MX2 World Championship history that it occurs under floodlights.

According to the Provisional Entry lists released from Youthstream, a total of 25 riders in the MX1 category and 33 riders of the MX2 category will participate in the Qatar round.

MX Motocross World Championships GP of Qatar Event Schedule

All spectators will have the opportunity to see the defendant MX1 World Championship rider, Antonio Cairoli of the Red Bull KTM Factory team flying over the Losail jumps. The Italian rider Cairoli is six times World Motocross Champion, 4 times in MX1 and 2 times in MX2 with 54 Grand Prix victories.

Cairoli knows the importance of having the FIM World Motocross Championship played out all around the World and expects that this new race venue will attract a lot of attention for the sport.

“For sure I am looking forward to Qatar a lot. I have never been, but I love to travel and see new things. I hope they made a nice track for us, and I am sure it will be a nice race.” Cairoli reported in a recent interview.

In the MX2 category, the defendant world championship rider, Jeffrey Herlings from Netherlands will be also present in the Qatar round. The Dutchman, also from the Red Bull KTM Factory, has 16 Grand Prix victories to his name.

Regarding wild card riders for the Qatar round, four riders that joined the previous round of the Losail MX Championship will have the opportunity to ride closer with the motocross champions.

Track layout at Losail

The Kuwaiti riders Moaath Al Ansari and Mishary Shibah will join the MX1 World Championship whereas Abdulla Al Shatti from Kuwait and Hassan Ahmed from Bahrain will participate in the MX2 category.

The lenght of Losail MX track is 1,69 kilometres with a width of 10-12 metres. There are 16 turns and 18 obstacles of different distances and difficulties that for sure will guarantee a great spectacle to all the fans and spectators.

Race InfoΒ 

Track activity will start on Friday 1st March at 17:00 with the Free Practice for MX2 category and at 17:45 for the MX1 category.

Pre – Qualifying Practices will be at 19:15 and 20:00. Qualifying races are scheduled at 22:00 and 23:00.

On Saturday, MX2 World Championship race 1 is at 19:10 and for MX1 category the race 1 is at 20:10. There is a new race format for this year and both categories will ride together in the MX1/MX2 World Championship SUPER FINAL, at 23:10.

A part from the FIM MX1/MX2 World Championship, there will be also the second round of the Losail MX Championship as a support race during the weekend.

For the riders taking part at the Losail MX championship, the track activity starts on Friday at 13:30 with Free Practice and Race 1 at 15:00. On Saturday the Losail MX riders will dispute a second Race also at 15:00.

Tickets are available at the Villaggio Mall and during the 2 days event at the ticket booths at the Losail International Circuit. The ticket price for both days is 100 Qrs and children under 11 years old have free entrance. During both days there will be a traditional tent next to the grandstand with traditional hospitality and entertainment.

Mr. Nasser Khalifa Al Attiya , QMMF President and FIM Vice President

Mr. Nasser Khalifa Al Attiya , QMMF President and FIM Vice President said “This is a great moment for Qatar and for Middle East to host the opening round of the 2013 FIM MX1 / MX2 World championship. For sure that this round will be a big success and we really hope to see in action a great number of participants from all over the word flying in the Losail MX track.”


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8 hrs ago


That Alex Albon is so cheeky πŸ˜‚ ... See Less

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Omg! I love this duo so much! Never fail to make me laugh πŸ˜‚

Actually I don't Like Alex' sense of humor :/ he is imo too arrogant

Is it just me or does anybody else wanna punch max in the fuckin face as hard as u could??

Why in the hell did Merc haven't done Grill the Grid?

If he think that one is bad i wonder what he think of the rookie of the year one ! πŸ‘€

Alex very honest! I like that


Did he say Sonny Moore at 0:28?

Congrats 😎

Sarah Jones

Nikko Par

Alex Albon πŸ’™

Ricardo Ruiz

While you patiently waiting for your monthly salary, others are busy earning nothing less than $500- $10000 every 48hours, Ask me how????

Celine Maddie

Traduscalon a español

Rahul Kale Nuaman Wt

Max might be fast but his funny level is pretty low.

"It looks Romanian" hahaha good knowledge of flags Alex!

Who win this in 2018 please?

Being a Romanian, I’m surprise that Albon know the Romania πŸ‡·πŸ‡΄ flag ☺️. Wow.

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9 hrs ago


Hang in there... fewer than πŸ’― days until the next race πŸ˜… ... See Less

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Man weekends are so boring at the moment. Drive to survive needs to come out sooner than March to help this out

It was fun back in the days when we had the V8 .. It was a joy to watch the replays but now I can't stand watching any reply of this era even if it was a perfect move or something really special Please give us some noise .. I want my ears to hurt again πŸ˜…

And if Sebastian and Max have been good Saint Nic may bring them a fast car for 2020.

Odotetaan jannityksella odotus aika tuntuu pitkalta vai mita . ?? πŸŒ²πŸŒ¨πŸŽ…πŸŽ…Hyvaa joulua seka vuoden loppua . πŸ₯‚β€οΈβ€οΈπŸ€πŸ€.

Super cross holds me over quite well until F1 starts back up.

It's gonna be a long winter.

It’s worse when you put it that way! 100 days...omg....nooooooooooooo!

90 days, 4 hours, 9 minutes and 30 sec to be precise...

Now that F1 has been over.

Waiting on the season to start

if V12 days yes we aka fans are eager for new seasons race but not now sadly..

With me in the competition.. Your gonna.. WIN.. πŸ†β€πŸ’‹

We are ready πŸ’œπŸ˜

I know it’s not F1, but urge everyone to get on to the Bathurst 12 hour stream, starting October 21st. A real motor race with overtaking. It might get you through to the start of the next F1 season.

Hang in there Tom, it’ll be back soon!!

Racing denotes some sort of competition is involved.

Can't wait!

It's not that long.

Waiting for this.. πŸ‘πŸ» πŸ‘πŸ» πŸ‘πŸ» πŸπŸπŸŽοΈπŸŽοΈπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Non vediamo l'ora che comincia grand premio, speriamo che sia spettacolare come finale 2019...

100 days never seemed longer

Race ever day.

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Can’t wait πŸ˜†

Can't wait.

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10 hrs ago


πŸ₯ And the winner is... (as voted by F1 fans) ... See Less

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Funny how fans were whingeing about the state of F1 in early 2019, saying it's boring and a procession...Soon as they said that, boom! We have a season on our hands. A season to enjoy, with some of the best overtakes I've ever seen, in my 34 full years of F1 watching! Wow!

I'm surprised that Leclercs move on Gasly at Silverstone isn't included in this list. I don't think I've ever seen an overtake around the outside of Village. Pretty impressive, as far as I am concerned.

Would you look at that F1, the FIAs "Action of the Year" nowhere to be seen as anyone with an ounce of credibility knows that was an overtake off the circuit.

Sainz at Brazil should’ve been #1

Seriously how Max got "Action of the year" with that move I'll never know.... Way more impressive moves this year than that!

Lec overtake impossible Ver overtake very difficult and very beautiful but possible ! For me Lec P1 Ver P2

The number 1 is one of the easiest move, it's number 1 just 'cause crytappen done it. In the same footage, 20 meters behind, there is a more gutsy move made by his team-mate Albon on the (most powerful on straights) Ferrari of Vettel. That shows once again that "voted by fan" means s**t. Most of them can't even understand the basis of motorsport.

I liked the double overtake of Verstappen on LeClerc and Hamilton in Brazil the most. Such confidence and determinatiom and Senna-esque going for the gap. That’s what makes Max brilliant

The overtake of Verstappen to Leclerc in Austria is not a good overtake, was an ilegal overtake!

Passing on the grass is always tricky. A bit too much throttle either on the grass or when regaining the track and you're not going to have a good day. Much as I'm not a fan of Leclerc, I do have to say where he passed in Monaco was tricky and took some skill. I think that Norris' double pass in COTA should've been in this top ten.

Everything that F1 does here is to find a way to sell Max as an phenomenon. It sucks .... no credibility at all.

Max's overtake on Hamilton is exactly like Montoya to Schumacher at the same place in a GP of Brazil..

Where is Hamilton on Vettel in Bahrain?? And Albon on Ricciardo at Spa!!?

An overtaking package without a single highlight from Ricciardo. Sums up Renault's season perfectly.

No.4 Bottas passed Hamilton on the next corner, where no one had passed before. It was great move!

P7 was not overtaking. It was forcing out of the track and causing a collison

And Sainz in Mónaco overtakes kvyat?

Number 4 Bottas repasted Hamilton into Cops corner that should be in the top 10, not often we have cars wheel too wheel into the corner it was fantastic racing from both drivers !!! πŸ€™

The best overtake for me is Leclerc on Gasly in Silverston

Sainz last lap overtake that secured the point för the 6th Palace in the Championship

6 years of Boring Parades.....F1 used to actually race before the Engineering Exercise.

That Max pass on Leclerc was anything but clean or graceful. Shoulda left a little more room outside.

To vote overtake moves check tyre wear and strategy cause a Williams can send one outside of Merc if tyres are worn differently......

how was sainz 3rd and not first? that was brave and crazily tight to overtake there....

Why Leclerc got 2 best overtake? I’ve never seen overtaking at that part of the track in this decade.

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11 hrs ago


Round 2 in Ausin provided drama that nobody expected! 😱

Take a look back at the first moments of the #AmericasGP! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

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MM side to side transitions down through the esses is so much quicker than everyone else! Also he brakes so much harder and later than anyone coming into 12 it’s unreal to watch in person!

That turn 1 is so amazing.

it was actually round 3....but who's counting....

First race I went to ❀️

Who wrote this a child sloppy

Austin not 'Ausin' πŸ˜‚ Round 3 not 2 πŸ˜‚ I think MotoGP is drunk

Cant spell Austin

Where’s Ausin? Is that near Austin?

Vr 46 😍

who won..??

Round 3 in Austin

What drama? 🀷‍♂️

Where is Ausin?

Patrick Souza

Wasn't Austin* round 3?

that race..??

Bay Shapso

Marc Marquez ❀❀

Wow this track is up, the lining of the #GP is so amazing ,😎

Forza VR46 ❀

Fabien Audouard Polo Fabien

Tressia Nowlin πŸοΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€ΌοΈβ€ΌοΈβ€ΌοΈ


Que puesto quedo rossi?

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12 hrs ago


A first every Álex Rins/493142754078013">#MotoGP victory for Álex Rins! πŸ†

His victory back at the #AmericasGP will go down in the history books! πŸ‘
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Rossi has perfected diving in too late and hot, then running way wide. You'd think he'd know better by now.

rossi should kick rins. so he can win this race. 🀐


S U Z U K Ingggggg πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ¦ΎπŸ¦Ύ

Young riders to win 😎

I was there😁

Boa. Parabéns




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18 hrs ago


Maiden winners at the Marc MΓ‘rquez17">#AmericasGPMaverick ViΓ±alesf="https://facebooÁlex Rins142754078013">#MotoGP ➑️ Marc MΓ‘rquez πŸ†
2014 #Moto2 ➑️ Maverick ViΓ±ales πŸ†
2013 #Moto3 ➑️ Álex Rins πŸ†
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2013 AmericasGP marquez: new bike, new track, fast to adapt

Miss You Little Samurai #26DP πŸ˜‘πŸ˜‘

Of course a choose Vin also...

Always.... Marc...

First is always special ❣️❣️❣️

Always Marc πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ‡³πŸ‡΅πŸ‡³πŸ‡΅

Miss you dani😭😭

Marc ❀

The first sign of the alien existed


MM93 forewer

Keliatan beda kelas antara marc dgn alex and vina

Always boring rider and boring titles from marq marquez

Babang dani 😍


Hallo ich bin Martin πŸ˜€

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