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Losail MotoGP to be held at night?

Maybe some day, but I doubt it

Night riding in Qatar.

"These pictures show Kenny Roberts Jr, Loris Capirossi and Valentino Rossi night riding in Qatar on Thursday, to evaluate the exciting possibility of future Losail MotoGP races being held at night.

The test was carried out between 18.30 and 19.00 local time - in full darkness - with vast football-stadium style lamps illuminating the Losail racetrack from the startline to the first corner.

The three world champions - who represent the Safety Commission - completed around four laps on street bikes, the headlamps of which were necessary for those parts of the track without the benefit of artificial lighting.

"It would be possible to race here during the night but they need to improve the illumination which, at the moment, doesn't allow us to ride safely," declared Ducati Marlboro rider Capirossi. "Shadows, that depend on the light position, create some problems and also braking markers are not clearly visible. Anyway, if the lighting was improved, it would become possible to race here at night."

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Even on a streetbike Rossi can't help but be in front. :headshake
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Even on a streetbike Rossi can't help but be in front. :headshake
:iamwithst just watched the vid, but to tell the truth none of them looked comfortable & I did'nt see knee meet tarmac once! I also watched the vid of fp2 & NH makes a proper squid of himself

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dam krjr is chubby. i may be wrong but they said that caparossi was on a 999. it looks to me that that is a 999s or 999r by the looks of the ohlins forks.

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krjr could weigh 300lbs and still whoop all of our asses in pitch black if he wanted to!! i am surprised they don't bring some of the 24hr of lemans officals out there for night setup. either way, it should be badass whenever it does happen, but imagine if there is a crash!! prob need reflective gear of some sort on!

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Night time is the only time you want to ride in Qatar. Hot gets redefined out in the Middle East.
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I also watched the vid of fp2 & NH makes a proper squid of himself
He had a spot of trouble with the launch-control system. Pretty amazing that he saved it, IMO.
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