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Qatar gears up to host two MotoGP races

DOHA, March 3, 2021

With just over one month until Qatar kicks-off the 2021 FIM MotoGP World Championship season, a daring rider performed for the cameras outside the country's iconic Museum of Islamic Art to mark the occasion.

The Qatari rider, Mashel Al-Naimi, and Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) put on the display to raise awareness of the forthcoming races at the world-famous Losail International Circuit.

Running from March 26 to April 4, the fixture is one of the most spectacular events on the motoracing calendar, with the world's best motorcycling talent taking to the floodlit track for unique night-time races. This year's event will be live on TV but have no spectators present due to Covid-19.

Secretary General of Qatar National Tourism Council and Group Chief Executive of Qatar Airways, Akbar Al Baker, said: "The Grand Prix of Qatar and Doha MotoGP are key events in our sporting calendar and fans have flocked to Doha for the thrilling night races since 2004. We are thrilled to be hosting the events again this year.

"Welcoming exceptional talent and visitors to prominent global sporting events helps cement Qatar as a major tourism destination. We look forward to opening our borders later this year to showcase our incredible sporting facilities and offer our renowned hospitality to international visitors."

The MotoGP is just one of the exciting sporting events taking place in Qatar this year, as the country looks to position itself as a key sports tourism destination ahead of hosting the Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022. Other key sporting events include Fifa Arab Cup, Qatar Total Open, Qatar ExxonMobil Open and the international golf tournament, the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters 2021.- TradeArabia News Service


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