After 16 years in a row as a venue for the opening round of the World Championship, the
Qatar GP will be home to the second to last event of the season. It had already been held in the fall in 2004 and 2005 but between September and October and it was always the fourth last GP race of the season.
According to the Brembo technicians who work closely with all 22 premium class riders, the
Losail International Circuit is a
moderately demanding circuit on the brakes. On a scale of 1 to 5, it is
rated 3 on the difficulty index. When racing at night, you can admire the glow of the carbon fiber discs on the hardest braking sections, something that is usually disguised by sunlight.