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Grand Prix of Qatar (MotoGP) 2022

The 2022 MotoGP season kicked off in Qatar with intense racing action. The race saw the return of the Aprilia factory team, and debut races for both RNF MotoGP Racing and the VR46 Racing Team.


The opening race of the season took place on March 6, 2022, and was a race of many firsts. Five riders made their premier class debuts, including Remy Gardner, Raúl Fernández, Fabio di Giannantonio, Marco Bezzecchi and Darryn Binder. Enea Bastianini took the checkered flag, with Brad Binder and Pol Espargaró following him across the line and onto the podium

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Qatar race winner Bastianini put in a strong performance across the season, but couldn’t quite keep up the pace with eventual championship winner Francesco “Pecco” Bagnaia. Pecco also led the charge for Ducati to take the Constructors' World Championship title.

256 pts

Francesco Bagnaia (ITA)

Ducati Lenovo Team

248 pts

Fabio Quartararo (FRA)

Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP

219 pts

Enea Bastianini (ITA)

Gresini Racing MotoGP

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Get revved up for the 2024 Qatar MotoGP

Qatar will once again host the season-opening race of the new MotoGP season in 2024. Start planning your visit to Qatar for three thrilling days of World Championship racing at Lusail International Circuit from 8 – 10 March.

2022 MotoGP Grand Prix of Qatar | Recap

Now relive the 2023 MotoGP in Qatar

In a break from tradition, the Qatar GP was not the season opener in 2023. Instead, the upgraded Lusail International Circuit hosted the 19th round of the 2023 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. The race saw the Prima Pramac Racing team make history by securing the Teams' Championship.

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Where the MotoGP action takes place

Lusail International Circuit is situated 22 miles north of Qatar’s capital city, Doha. The circuit opened its doors in 2004, and in 2007, added permanent floodlights to facilitate evening races. Lusail International Circuit is 5.38 km long with 16 turns (10 right turns and 6 left turns).

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Qatar’s strong MotoGP legacy

Qatar has been host to motorcycle racing’s premier event since 2004. For almost two decades, enthusiasts from all over the world have flocked to witness MotoGP in Qatar.

Look back at all the action from Lusail International Circuit

2022 MotoGP Grand Prix of Qatar | Recap