Qatar Grand Prix Live on Ten Sports

MUMBAI, April 7: With world champion Valentino Rossi raring to have a go after his unfortunate mishap in the season-opening MotoGP race at Jerez, Spain, the excitement will be at its peak at when some of the best riders take to their dream machines at the Grand Prix of Qatar.

Ten Sports, the world's number one sports channel for south Asians, will telecast the much anticipated race live on Saturday, April 8. This is the only race on the MotoGP circuit which is held on a Saturday. The race starts 2:15 pm IST.

The Qatar Grand Prix is held at the fabulous 5.4-kilometer long Losail International Circuit, built in 2004 at an approximate cost of US$-58 million, in the outskirts of Doha, the capital of Qatar. The complete track is surrounded by artificial grass, designed to prevent sand from the desert from blowing into the track.

Italian Loris Capirossi, who won twice in 2005 before his season was cut short by an injury, rode brilliantly to win in Jerez on his Ducati, while Daniel Pedrosa of Spain and Nicky Hayden of the USA made it a two-three finish for Team Repsol Honda. But they will now have to compete with a rejuvenated Rossi on Camel Yamaha.

Only launched in April 2002, Ten Sports is watched by more viewers than any other sports channel in the Sub-continent. Ten Sports is available in over 48 million households via cable and satellite networks across the world. In just a short span of three years, Ten Sports has also become the world's biggest producers of cricket. The Channel broadcasts cricket from Sharjah, the West Indies, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Morocco throughout the Indian sub-continent and Asia, as well as in Europe and the Middle East (except Pakistan cricket). Also, Ten Sports has broadcast cricket from India, the World Cup 2003 and the ICC Champions Trophy 2004 in certain territories.

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