MotoGP™ selects Qatar Airways Group as official partner

Qatar Airways takes pole position, commencing its three-year partnership as the Official Airline Partner and Qatar Airways Cargo as the Official Cargo Airline Partner of MotoGP,” the press release announces. Given the recent successes – the airline’s first Grand Prix last year, and earlier this year (the Qatar’s Lusail International Circuit, 08-10MAR24), it has now been chosen to provide air transport of race and bike equipment for all MotoGP races around the world, as the Official Cargo Airline of the MotoGP. Announced on the eve of the 2024 French Grand Prix, with the signing ceremony taking place before the start of the Qatar Airways Grand Prix 2024, the partnership will particularly aid “MotoGP in catering for Asian fans – a market where the sport continues to grow exponentially.”

The fastest wheels fly Qatar Airways Cargo. Image: Qatar Airways Group

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, said: “Qatar continues to demonstrate its commitment to being a prominent hub for motorsports, and our new partnership with MotoGP only propels us forward. The Qatar Airways Grand Prix of Qatar was the perfect season opener for us to welcome this unique partnership that combines the worlds of aviation and motorsports. Qatar Airways’ and Qatar Airways Cargo’s global networks will serve as the perfect medium for fans to connect with their favorite racing teams and make the upcoming seasons truly exceptional.”

Mark Drusch, Chief Officer Cargo at Qatar Airways Cargo, stated: “Whether it is a classic, a prototype or your favorite set of wheels, Qatar Airways Cargo offers specific solutions to transport automobiles by air. As the largest air cargo carrier in the world, operating an extensive global network on a young modern fleet and bespoke charter solutions in place, we meet the requirements to be dedicated air cargo carrier for the MotoGP. The cargo team and I are thrilled with our first major sports partnership with Dorna Sports and look forward to bringing motorcyles to their global events.”

Carmelo Ezpeleta, Chief Executive Officer of MotoGP rights holder Dorna Sports, commented: “We’re very happy to welcome Qatar Airways as official airline and confirm this new agreement. MotoGP is a global sport and to move across the world as we do, a partner like Qatar Airways has overwhelming value for our personnel, our freight and the whole paddock. Efficiency and excellence are words we live by and the same is true for Qatar Airways. There is no better partner to become the official airline of MotoGP.”

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