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December 18th, 2011, 02:50 AM   #1
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Just curious if anyone has been to the Qatar GP?



The bikes under lights just seem so much sexier! And from Aus its not overly more expensive than travelling to europe or the US for a one off race.



Not sure how visibility etc would be?



Also the overall vibe of the event? Dubai doesn't strike me as a bike crazy culture the same as say jerez.



So yea, would love to go, but don't want to base an entire holiday around an 'average' trip.



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December 18th, 2011, 04:53 PM   #2
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I think MigsAngel went last year and the dude that has a girl licking a lollipop in his Avi lives down there. Cant remember his name though.
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I think MigsAngel went last year and the dude that has a girl licking a lollipop in his Avi lives down there. Cant remember his name though.




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December 21st, 2011, 10:01 PM   #4
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Hi, I did go last year. If you pay regular admission then you get access to the one main grandstand on the main straight. you cant really see the first and final turns from there since they are like half a kilometer away. The TV across the stand isnt great and you cant hear the announcers very well. And the only concessions stand (yes only 1) does not sell beer (for obvious reasons) and has a pizza hut.

If you go with a premium package then you get to sit in the paddock box which allows you to see main straight and look in on the infield, you get fed apparently, have access to a bar, and you can watch part of the race on the internal monitors. I may go again this coming year and if I do then i will go for premium package (which includes paddock walk).

Otherwise, you go practice, qualifying and racing at night and in the day you can sleep and work on your tan....

Sunday Race day, the local comes to race and the place is packed at the start finish end of the grand stand, so if you take the grandstand option then arrive find your seats with your mates and dont move....

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Are the attendees mostly fans who have traveled to Qatar or is there a fair amount of the local population?
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December 23rd, 2011, 11:16 PM   #6
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The fans for most of the practices and Qualifying are from all over the world....so true MotoGP fans....

Race day brings out the locals to add to the mix....however the local were okay, no bad behaviour at all....I guess it helps that they cant get drunk at track, but if you go to hotel bar then you will see the locals in action (and they seriously cant handle it).

Like i said i am mulling it over and might do it last minute like i did last year.....i decide the week before to go and had http://www.polepositiontravel.com/ sort out the hotel, transport to track, and tickets for me...i just had to get flights...
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migsangel said it like it is. the bikes under the lights are spectacular but it will be an average trip over all.
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January 9th, 2018, 11:52 AM   #8
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Hey,

Sorry to bump an old thread, but I was thinking of maybe going to this years' MotoGP.


I was wondering if anybody had any idea of how easy it is to get to the track with public transport?

It's a night race (obvs), but what time, local time does the main race finish (I was looking at a 01.30 flight out)

Thanks in advance for any replies.

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