It’s back for the fourth year in a row and the news is hardly surprising. The past three seasons, the finale of the WorldSBK Championship has burned bright (and rubber) under the floodlights of the fabulous Lusail track, and rendered the event one of the most exhilarating motorsport spectacles you can find across the Middle East. It’s daring, it’s dangerous, and it’s very, very fast indeed.
Qatar is particularly known for hosting several international sporting events and the WorldSBK is inarguably one of the best. The Qatari track initially debuted on the WorldSBK calendar in 2005, in daylight. Last year was pretty intense, and fans were treated to some high-adrenaline action as Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) secured his second world title in a row.
Fans can actually get closer this year than ever to the riders and teams during the Paddock Show activities. There’s also a giant screen as well, where races, free practises and super-poles will feature live with commentary. While another key addition is the go karting track, which will be open during the three-day event for 15-minute sessions from 4pm-10pm, and for only QR50. Who will win, both there and at the main event? See you there to find out.
QR100 (grandstand, for three days, with access to the Paddock for the first 2,000 guests), QR1,200 (WorldSBK VIP Lounge for Fri, Sat), QR700 (Sat only). November 2-4. Lusail International Circuit. For tickets: www.lcsc.qa, www.q-tickets.com.