Lusail International Circuit aims to become a sustainable destination – Doha News

The famous Qatar Circuit focuses on five key areas to improve sustainability and ensure a more environmentally friendly race for drivers, teams and spectators.

Qatar’s state-of-the-art Lusail International Circuit (LIC) takes its commitment to the environment seriously, as it aims to offset the impact of its operations to provide a sustainable destination for fans and stakeholders alike.

The Qatar Circuit doesn’t just talk about sustainability; it’s what it’s all about because it has chosen to focus on five key areas, taking significant steps towards a more environmentally friendly race for riders, teams and spectators.

LIC aims to reduce CO2 emissions in green transport, waste management, food waste, lighting and landscaping.

In terms of green transport, 50 electric golf carts were deployed around the circuit this weekend to reduce the use of fossil fuels.

Through a partnership with Q-Rail, spectators are also encouraged to use public transport, including the Doha Metro and Lusail Tram.

Event organizers estimate that up to 50% of spectators used Q-rail, reducing the number of people using their own cars to get to the circuit.

The LIC has implemented four waste separation streams throughout the site.

LIC’s commitment to waste management goes beyond just having waste bins. They implemented four waste separation streams throughout the site, ensuring that the contents of each rubbish bag on the sites were carefully separated by hand.

During the race weekend, more than 23,000 tons of organic material, five tons of plastic and PET, almost four tons of household waste, almost three-quarters of a ton of glass and over a ton of metal were collected, sorted and recycled.

To tackle food waste, LIC and MotoGP are working with Wa’hab in Qatar, which collects all surplus food for redistribution to vulnerable communities.

Meanwhile, lighting teams have been working hard to replace the generators that power the lights with energy from solar energy by 2023. This has significantly reduced diesel consumption compared to previous MotoGP events, and the amount of fuel ordered for track lighting has fallen by as much as 85% year-on-year.

In terms of landscaping, the LIC has invested heavily in landscaping to help improve the horticultural diversity of the circuit, primarily establishing 15,000 m2 of lawn, which helps purify the air, retain carbon dioxide and improve the quality of the soil improve. .

Commenting on the sustainability transformation, Abdulrahman bin Abdullatif Al Mannai, President of Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation (QMMF) and LIC said: “As a hub of motorsports and entertainment in the Middle East, we are proud to be at the forefront of implementation sustainability strategies with our championship partners.”

“It is important that the motorsport sector works together to reduce the impact of its activities on the environment and sets new measurable targets as we jointly strive towards net zero status,” he added.