A new venue and a night event in the 08-09 GP2 Asia Series Championship

Qatar will replace the second Dubai event on the GP2 Asia Series 08-09 calendar

The GP2 Series organisation is pleased to announce that the fourth round of the GP2 Asia Series 08-09 Championship will now take place in Qatar instead of Dubai as previously scheduled for the end of February 2009. The GP2 Asia Series circus will now compete at the Losail International Circuit on February 6th and 7th.

Qatar is not only a new addition to our calendar, but it also marks a historical event for GP2 as the entire race weekend will take place at night, providing a new challenge for all thirteen teams and twenty-six drivers in the series. It will also be the first time that the Losail International Circuit organise a single-seater night race.

Series Organiser Bruno Michel commented: "I am very pleased to report that we will be having a night race weekend in Qatar. It is a very exciting new challenge, and one that GP2 is happy to take up. The Formula One Grand Prix in Singapore prove to be a success, generating tremendous interest among both media and fans all over the world: we are confident that the GP2 Asia Series will offer the same kind of dramatic action in Qatar in true GP2 style. I am really looking forward to that fourth round."

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