Losail International Circuit
Length: 5.84 km // 3.63 mi
Location: Qatar // 25.489275,51.449581
Losail is one of MotoGP's newer circuits and the sport's first Middle Eastern venue. The track hosted its inaugural event in 2004, when windblown desert sand made the circuit treacherously slippery but the surface has improved a lot since then, though sand can still be an issue. Dominated by a 1.1km straight, the remainder of the 5.4km Losail track is a sinuous high-speed switchback, with most corners leading into one another, rather than separated by straights. Heat was a concern at the inaugural Qatar GP held in October when temperatures nudged 50 degrees. Since then the event has been scheduled at cooler times of year.