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Qatar Airways Revs Up Excitement for Motorsports in 2023 With Live Formula 1 Car Demonstration at Lusail Boulevard on Wednesday, 22 February from 5PM

‎ 13 February 2023

Fans will see a Championship Rally car driven by Qatari Nasser Al-Attiyah, a Red Bull Racing Formula 1 car driven by David Coulthard, a KTM MotoGP bike driven by Dani Pedrosa, a Red Bull drift car driven by Abdo Feghali, and much more from the world of Motorsport

Spectators will also be treated to a live performance by a special hip-hop artist and superstar, in addition to other entertainment acts, activations and a fireworks display

DOHA, Qatar – In celebration of the multiple motorsport events coming to Qatar in 2023, the World's Best Airline, Qatar Airways, invites motorsports enthusiasts to fuel up on excitement and join the airline for a special evening at Lusail Boulevard on Wednesday, 22 February, from 5pm. Fans will be entertained with special appearances from famous Qatari rally driver – Nasser Al-Attiyah, a Formula 1 (F1) Red Bull car driven by David Coulthard, a MotoGP bike driven by Dani Pedrosa, and a Red Bull drift car driven by Abdo Feghali, racing down the strip, in addition to a static display of an FIA World Endurance Championship hypercar.

The event will be open to the public free of charge, and will also include an international live music performance from a world-renowned artist, in addition to other entertainment acts, activations and a fireworks display. Attendees can either park in the many car parks around the Lusail Boulevard or take the metro.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Following the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, and now a growing motorsports presence, Qatar is quickly becoming a hub for global sporting events. Qatar Airways will continue to display the synergy between travel and sports, giving fans the ultimate travel experience to their favourite events, especially in Qatar.

“We look forward to hosting a special evening of motorsport extravaganza at the world-class Lusail Boulevard, where fans can get close to the action and feel the thrills and excitement of different automobiles.”

The 19-times Middle East Rally Championship (MERC) winner and four-time (2022, 2019, 2015, 2011) Dakar Rally champion Nasser Al-Attiyah will be driving his car on the demonstration run.

In 2023, Qatar will host two races across F1 and MotoGP, along with the Geneva International Motor Show in October and the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) World Endurance Championship in 2024.

The Lusail International Circuit will host both F1 and MotoGP races in 2023. Making its inaugural visit to Qatar in 2021, the F1 Qatar Grand Prix will take place from 6-8 October, while the MotoGP Grand Prix of Qatar will occur from 17-19 November.

Located in the heart of Lusail, Lusail Boulevard is the epicentre of the city's activity. The strip is known for its uniquely modern and integrated lifestyle experiences, captivating the energy and vibrant spirit of Doha’s cosmopolitan urbanism.

Qatar Airways as a brand is committed to supporting sports across the globe, helping fans travel to their favourite sporting events. The airline is a leading global football supporter, with partnerships including FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, Paris Saint-Germain, FC Bayern, Concacaf, and CONMEBOL. Additionally, Qatar Airways is the official airline of The Ironman and Ironman 70.3 Triathlon Series, Official Airline Partner of the United Rugby Championship (URC), Global Kitesurfing Association, in addition to multiple other disciplines including equestrianism, padel, squash and tennis.

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was recently announced as the ‘Airline of the Year’ at the 2022 World Airline Awards, managed by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax.  The airline continues to be synonymous with excellence having won the main prize for an unprecedented seventh time (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2022), while also being named ‘World’s Best Business Class’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Lounge Dining’ and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’.

Qatar Airways currently flies to more than 150 destinations worldwide, connecting through its Doha hub, Hamad International Airport, currently named the ‘Best Airport in the World” by Skytrax World Airport Awards 2022.

About Qatar Airways

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways won the ‘World’s Best Business Class’ for the tenth time at the 2023 World Airline Awards, managed by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax. The airline continues to be synonymous with excellence, also taking home, Best Airline in the Middle East, World's Best Business Class Lounge and World's Best Business Class Lounge Dining at the prestigious awards held during the 2023 Paris Air Show. Qatar Airways is an unprecedented seven-time winner of the “World’s Best Airline” voted by Skytrax (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2022). As leaders in industry innovation and digital adoption, Qatar Airways was recently voted the world’s best airline website by World Travel Tech Awards.

Qatar Airways was the first Airline in the Middle East to be certified to the highest level of IATA’s Environmental Assessment (IEnvA) programme, based on recognised environmental management system principles (such as ISO 14001). As an inaugural signatory to the Buckingham Palace Declaration in March 2016, Qatar Airways became the first airline globally to be certified to the industry standard for the prevention of illegal wildlife trafficking in aviation.

Qatar Airways currently flies to nearly 170 destinations worldwide, connecting through its Doha hub, Hamad International Airport, the ‘World’s Best Airport’, as voted by voted by Skytrax in 2021, 2022, and 2024. In 2024, Hamad International Airport also received the ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ accolade for 10 consecutive years, as well as ‘World’s Best Airport Shopping’ for the second year in a row.

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