Round one of the 2013 Motocross World championship will take place at night under the floodlights of the Losail circuit in Qatar.
Mr Giuseppe Luongo said, “I would like to thank Mr Nasser Khalifa Al Attiya for the trust given to our company and to our capabilities in promoting the FIM Motocross World Championship, together with his competent QMMF staff who are people full of passion for motor sport we will build a strong future for Motocross in the Middle East. The involvement and work made by QMMF in the Motorsport is overwhelming, and thanks to the passion of its President, Qatar will become one of the most important Motocross centres in the world. Holding the FIM Motocross Grand Prix of Qatar during the night will make this event unique and live TV broadcasting will allow it to be followed worldwide. This is a fantastic opportunity for MX fans to visit the sparkling Doha for a holiday during one of the best moments of the year with an average temperature of 28°.”
Mr. Nasser Khalifa Al Attiya said, “Many thanks to Mr Giuseppe Luongo and Youthstream for providing us with this opportunity and we look forward to a long and successful relationship with them. The motocross circuit will provide a training ground to nurture talent across the region and holding the opening round will show young riders what is possible and give them the motivation to develop their skills. Once again we have achieved a milestone in the development of motorsport in Qatar and the Middle East in holding the opening round of the FIM Motocross World Championship. We are renowned for firsts and it is with great pride that Qatar will bring the world its first night time round of the World Championship Motocross.”