- Qualifying: April 7, 2012
- Race Day: April 8, 2012
- City: LOSAIL
- Country: Qatar
- MotoGP Laps: 22
- Moto2 Laps: 20
- 125cc Laps: 18
- Lap Distance (km): 5.380
- Honda Dominates the Podium in Qatar
- Repsol Honda riders Dani Pedrosa and Casey Stoner finished the first grand prix of the 1000cc era in second and third place, respectively, in the season-opener under the desert lights of the Losail International Circuit in Qatar.
- Stoner Starts Title Defence from Front Row
- Casey Stoner will begin the defence of his 2011 MotoGP World Championship from the middle of the front row after a hectic end to the one hour night qualifying session at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar.