MotoGP: Riders visit Katara Cultural Village ahead of Qatar GP

MotoGP: Riders visit Katara Cultural Village ahead of Qatar GP

The first race weekend is in gear, with some of the grid checking out a photo exhibit and some local landmarks of the Qatari capital.

Before the sun goes down and the lights go out on Sunday ahead of the first Grand Prix of the season, Bradley Smith (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing), Karel Abraham (Angel Nieto Team), Tito Rabat (Reale Avintia Racing), Tom Lüthi (EG 0,0 Marc VDS), Hafizh Syahrin (Monster Yamaha Tech 3), Lorenzo Baldassari (Pons HP 40) and Enea Bastianini (Leopard Racing) took a trip to the Katara Cultural Village in Doha to check out the “Speed & Rituals” photo exhibit by the highly esteemed MotoGP™  photographers Gigi Soldano and Mirco Lazzari.

Upon arrival the riders had a photo opportunity with the creative minds behind the exhibition, Gigi and Mirco, and once formalities were out of the way the riders set off to find their pictures on the walls of the Youth Hobbies Centre. Bradley Smith was happy to spot a photo of himself, grinning, “There’s a picture of me here, that’s cool! It’s great  to be able to showcase the creativity of the photographers in MotoGP and to showcase MotoGP in a different light.”

Meanwhile, 2018 MotoGP™ rookie Tom Lüthi is determined to get his photo up there after his veteran career in the lower classes. “I’m a little bit sad but it’s ok, next year I will be up there…” The Swiss rider is a 125 World Champion and has multiple Grand Prix victories, but hasn’t yet taken on the premier class.

After wandering through the exhibition, the riders then moved on for more photo and media opportunities in the Amphitheatre overlooking the Persian Gulf, before one last photo stop in front of Katara’s famous Pigeon Towers. The riders now look forward to preparations ahead of the Grand Prix of Qatar, with Free Practice scheduled for 14:45 local time (GMT +3) on Friday 16th March.

facebook feed

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

2 hrs ago

F1

It was an incident-packed second practice under the lights in Singapore 😮

Here are the best bits 🍿 🇸🇬
... See Less

Comment on Facebook

Very interesting race weekend. Third practice with the event gear box will be an exciting one ..

That stroll is the best driver tho! 😊

Stroll is my favourite driver

Singapore is my personal favorite GP.

Good job racing point 🥴

US, cst, when is the race, please.

Both driver at racing point should have been watching the F1 from tv

😳❤️❤️

Thanks for describing me the video, Mr. Commentary Man. Wouldn't know what to do without you.

Racing point is up to no good this weekend 😂

Both Racing Point drivers showed why they are in F1... money

🔥💥

Racing point... 🤦‍♂️

P3 grazie tutti Matthew Rozdilsky

These guys need to fold that badly.. worst drivers in the field 😖

🤔

WHAT CH IS QUALIFYING AIRED ON!!??? EVER SINCE ESPN TOOK OVER, THEY HAVE SCREWED THE FANS BIG TIME AND IM REALLY GETTING PISSED OFF!! THEY DECIDED TO AIR FP3 INSTEAD OF QUALIFYING!!! HUH!!?? PLEASE HELP ME REMAIN A F1 FAN BY TELLING US WHAT CH QUALIFYING IS AIRED ON? I've been a F1 fan for over 18 years and this season has frustrated THE CRAP out of me and all of my friends. ESPN SUCKS!!

Go Leclerc

Daniel White

Luke Wrench

I don't know why***

Wow

Stroll it’s a bag of potatoes on wheels! Jizz!

Janus Uhd Jepsen det bliver et fedt løb😂

Billy Estropia

View more comments

Load more