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Reviewed November 2023

MotoGP is gearing up for its highly anticipated return to Qatar, hosting the 2023 Qatar MotoGP at the Lusail International Circuit from 17 to 19 November. Renowned for being the only night race on the MotoGP calendar, the Qatar MotoGP holds a special place in the hearts of fans. As the season approaches its conclusion and the battle for the top spot intensifies, the Qatar MotoGP 2023 is poised to deliver an electrifying experience for enthusiasts. 

In this article, Wego provides a comprehensive overview of this thrilling event.

Qatar MotoGP 2023

The Qatar MotoGP 2023 will be the penultimate race in the 2023 MotoGP calendar, making it an extremely important one in the lead-up to the championship. Earlier, the Qatar MotoGP used to be the season opener but has moved to a November slot. The race will be held under the floodlights at the Lusail International Circuit near Doha, creating a spectacular night-time spectacle for the fans and the riders.

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Qatar MotoGP 2023 dates & schedule

The Qatar MotoGP 2023 is scheduled to take place from November 17 to 19, with practice races kicking off on November 17, qualifying races on November 18, and the final race on November 19. These events will span across three classes: the official MotoGP, Moto2, and Moto3. Pre-event press conferences are set to be held on November 16.

Below is the comprehensive schedule of events for the Qatar MotoGP 2023:

17 November

Time Category Practice Session
14:00-14:35 Moto3 Practice Nr. 1
14:50-15:30 Moto2 Practice Nr. 1
15:45-16:30 MotoGP Practice Nr. 1
16:40-18:10 MotoGP Best of
18:15-18:50 Moto3 Practice Nr. 2
19:05-19:45 Moto2 Practice Nr. 2
20:00-21:00 MotoGP Practice Nr. 2


18 November

Time Category Practice/Qualifying/Sprint Session
13:30-14:00 Moto3 Practice Nr. 3
14:15-14:45 Moto2 Practice Nr. 3
15:00-15:30 MotoGP Free Practice
15:40-15:55 MotoGP Qualifying Nr. 1
16:05-16:20 MotoGP Qualifying Nr. 2
16:30-17:45 MotoGP Best of
17:50-18:05 Moto3 Qualifying Nr. 1
18:15-18:30 Moto3 Qualifying Nr. 2
18:45-19:00 Moto2 Qualifying Nr. 1
19:10-19:25 Moto2 Qualifying Nr. 2
20:00-20:45 MotoGP 11 Laps Tissot Sprint


19 November

Time Category Event
13:30-14:00 Moto3 Practice Nr. 3
14:15-14:45 Moto2 Practice Nr. 3
15:00-15:30 MotoGP Free Practice
15:40-15:50 MotoGP Warm Up
16:00-16:35 MotoGP Rider Fan Parade
17:00-17:35 Moto3 16 Laps Race
18:15-18:55 Moto2 18 Laps Race
20:00-20:50 MotoGP 22 Laps Race
21:10-21:45 MotoGP After the Flag
21:45-22:15 MotoGP Race Press Conference


Qatar MotoGP 2023 location

The 2023 Qatar MotoGP is scheduled to take place at the Lusail International Circuit, which is located approximately 30 kilometers outside of Doha, the capital city of Qatar. This circuit boasts a dynamic layout spanning 5.4 kilometers and is thoughtfully surrounded by artificial grass to prevent desert sand from encroaching onto the track. Notably, the main straight stretches over a kilometer, and the circuit features an exciting blend of medium and high-speed corners, including a couple of rapid left-hand turns that have earned acclaim among the riders.

To reach the circuit, there are several transportation options available. You can choose to take a taxi or drive your own vehicle. Additionally, there is a convenient bus service that transports spectators to the main entrance, and an internal shuttle service that shuttles visitors between the main entrance and the paddock/VIP areas.

Qatar MotoGP 2023 tickets

Tickets for the Qatar MotoGP 2023 are now available for purchase on the official MotoGP website. You have the option to buy tickets for a specific day, a three-day pass, or a VIP pass.

General admission tickets are priced at 200 QAR (EUR 51.6), while Grandstand tickets are available for 400 QAR (EUR 103.2).

If you’re looking for an exclusive experience, consider the VIP Passes, which provide access to the VIP Village, offering exceptional hospitality and stunning views of the circuit.

MotoGP VIP Village offers two ticket categories:

  • child (2-15) tickets for Sunday or Saturday-Sunday are priced at QAR 2410 (EUR 622.5) and QAR 2800 (EUR 725), respectively
  • adult tickets for Sunday or Saturday-Sunday are available at QAR 4821 (EUR 1,245) and QAR 5614 (EUR 1,450), respectively.


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