The countdown for the start of the new season of the 2013 FIM MX1 / MX2 World Championship is coming to an end with the opening round at Losail Motocross Track.
For first time ever a Motocross Championship will be organized in the Middle East, and Qatar will be the place.This venue is not only special because it will be the first time it happens in the region , but also because it will be the first time in all the FIM MX1 / MX2 World Championship history that it occurs under the floodlights.
Musco Lighting, the same company that illuminates the Losail International Circuit for MotoGP, has installed 9 poles with mountain heights from 16 to 36 metres to cover the Losail MX track.
All poles are placed in determined areas to provide adequate lighting of all track surfaces for rider viewing at race speeds and telecast of the race. Special care was taken in placing lighting at start line and finish line. In total there will be 19 millions design lumens of light.
Regarding the time schedule, the track activity will start on Friday 1st March at 17:00 with the Free Practice for MX2 category and at 17:45 for the MX1 category. Pre - Qualifying Practices will be at 19:15 and 20:00. Qualifying races are scheduled at 22:00 and 23:00.
On Saturday, MX2 World Championship race 1 is at 19:10 and for MX1 category the race 1 is at 20:10. There is a new race format for this year and both categories will ride together in the MX1/MX2 World Championship SUPER FINAL, at 23:10.
A part from the FIM MX1/MX2 World Championship, there will be also the second round of the Losail MX Championship as a support race during the weekend.
For the riders taking part at the Losail MX championship, the track activity starts on Friday at 13:30 with Free Practice and Race 1 at 15:00. On Saturday the Losail MX riders will dispute a second Race also at 15:00.
Tickets are available at the Villaggio Mall and during the 2 days event at the ticket booths at the Losail International Circuit. The ticket price for both days is 100 Qrs and children under 11 years old have free entrance. During both days there will be a traditional tent next to the grandstand with camels, falcons, henna lady for drawing tattoos and traditional Qatari dancers, open to all the spectators.
Mr. Nasser Khalifa Al Attiya , QMMF President and FIM Vice President says that this is a great moment for Qatar and for Middle East to host the opening round of the 2013 FIM MX1 / MX2 World championship. For sure that this round will be a big success and we really hope to see in action a great number of participants from all over the word flying in the Losail MX track'.