MotoGP: Qatar goes floodlit for 2008
It’s been a year in the coming, but the 2008 Qatar MotoGP race has been confirmed as being run under floodlights in the series’ first ever night race.
The venue will be festooned with spot and floodlights in what is claimed to be the biggest lighting project ever undertaken for a sporting event. And we all had such trouble seeing the race during daylight hours.
The reason stated for the change is to synch the staging of the race with European TV schedules, though the move to a Sunday slot for 2008 from its traditional Saturday running will likely work just as well.
The race has been slated for March 9, making it the season opener.