Another busy season of popular activities at Losail Circuit Sports Club (LCSC) has just started. The next few months will see racing championships, track days, training activities to go along with karting sessions inside the Losail International Circuit (LIC).
Training days are held on Tuesdays for ladies only, and on Wednesdays, for the general public. The track is open both days, from 5 pm to 8:30 pm and ‘trainees’ can bring their own bicycle or rent one at the track. Fans can also run, walk or even go rollerblading. If you are a fan of adrenaline and racing, there will also be a track day for cars on 11 October and for the bikes, on 12 October. Both track days will be held at night. You can also enjoy the karting track, which opened again recently, from 5 pm to 10 pm, Thursdays and Fridays.
World Superbike Championship
October will end with another exciting round of World Superbike Championship (WorldSBK) at LIC. For the fifth year in a row, LIC will host the finale of the WorldSBK from 25 to 27 October, with evening races scheduled on Friday and Saturday. Grandstand tickets start from QAR40 and all tickets give free access to the Paddock with possibility of getting an access to the Grid and to the Pit Wall Canopy for WorldSBK races. All ticket holders also get the opportunity to be present at the Paddock Show to hear from participating riders, take photos and autographs with them.
For families and kids, there will be a Fan Area in the Paddock with merchandise tents, kids activities, pedal karts, food court and more.
As in previous years, fans can also share the FIM World Superbike Championship Price Giving Ceremony that will take place after the second WorldSBK race. Tickets can be purchased online through this link, www.lcsc.qa and during the event at the LIC ticket booths.
Qatar Superstock 600 and Qatar Touring Car Championship
The new Qatar Superstock 600 and Qatar Touring Car Championship will start in November, with two days of official practice and the first round to take place on 7 December. The season will have five rounds and both championships will be supported by Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation.
Qatar Motorsports Academy
A unique initiative in the new season is the creation of the Qatar Motorsports Academy (QMA). The aim of QMA is to train children 8 to 16 years old improve their riding skills in a safe environment and look for talented riders who could feature in professional fields.
QMA has training facilities inside the LCSC and training will take place twice a week, open for Qatari and non-Qatari boys and girls. Dorna and Aspire Academy are involved in the project with the programme called ‘Road to MotoGP’.
Khalid Al Remaihi, LCSC Vice-President and General Manager, said he is looking forward to the start of a new season.
Our overall objective is to promote motorsport. We know that it is important to create an environment for racing enthusiasts to practice motorsport safely. Apart from racing championships and community activities that we are organising, we are very excited with the launch of QMA. We know the importance of focus on the young generations and we believe that by creating this academy, we will be able to provide different programmes that will take into consideration the skills of each child.’
For updates and more information about activities at Losail Circuit Sports Club this season, visit circuitlosail.com.