2024-05-13

Qatar Airways Group becomes official airline partner of MotoGP™

Qatar Airways Group becomes the official airline partner of MotoGP™

Qatar Airways Group becomes Official Airline Partner and Official Cargo Airline Partner of MotoGP™. The decision to establish a multi-year partnership between the Qatari airline and the Motorcycle Grand Prix was driven by the success of previous collaborations in 2023 and March 2024. Qatar Airways Cargo will provide air transportation for racing equipment and motorcycles to all MotoGP races worldwide. The next planned race under the patronage of Qatar Airways is scheduled to take place at the Le Mans circuit during the French Grand Prix.

Qatar Airways promotes motorcycle sports

During a ceremonial event at the Lusail International Circuit in Qatar, attendees included the Minister of Sports and Youth of Qatar, the President of the Qatar Motorsports Federation, and the CEO of the Qatar Airways Group. The CEO's remarks assured that Qatar aims to promote motor sports, and the agreement with MotoGP™ is a confirmation of these efforts. The Qatar Airways Grand Prix became an excellent opportunity to combines the worlds of aviation and motorsports. The global network of Qatar Airways and Qatar Airways Cargo will serve as the perfect medium for motorsport enthusiasts to connect with their favorite racing teams, making the upcoming season exceptional.

About MotoGP™

MotoGP™ is the most prestigious motorcycle racing event in the world, held on five continents. The race involves 22 of the fastest riders on specially designed prototype motorcycles. Competitions take place on some of the most magnificent racetracks worldwide. MotoGP is characterized by speeds exceeding 360 kilometers per hour and motorcycle lean angles exceeding 60 degrees.

Qatar Airways Cargo with advanced solutions for car transportation

Mark Drusch, Cargo Director at Qatar Airways Cargo, added: "Whether classic, prototype, or your favorite wheels, Qatar Airways Cargo offers specific solutions to transport automobiles by air. As the world's largest cargo carrier, operating an extensive global network with a modern fleet (...), we cannot wait to transport motorcycles to their global events.

Through various initiatives, Qatar is becoming increasingly recognized as a hub for motor sports. The country has also committed to investing in modern infrastructure, assisting fans in traveling to global motor sports events through an extensive passenger network covering up to 170 destinations.

Qatar Airways supporting other sports disciplines

Qatar Airways actively supports other sports disciplines as well. The airline is the official carrier for various organizations, including Formula 1, FIFA, the Asian Football Confederation, Paris-Saint Germain (PSG) football club, Inter Milan, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), CONCACAF, FIA Endurance World Championship, IRONMAN Triathlon, United Rugby Championship (URC), European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR), the NBA's Brooklyn Nets, as well as many other sports, including Australian football, equestrianism, kitesurfing, car racing, squash, and tennis.

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