An announcement will take place later today at Misano regarding the Qatar Grand Prix becoming the first MotoGP race to be staged under lights.
A press conference has been scheduled for 12.45 CET at which FIM president Vito Ippolito, Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation president Nasser Khalifa Al Attiya and Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta will speak.
It is thought that they will announce that the 2008 Qatar event will become a night race, and will take place under floodlights at the Losail International Circuit.
The Qatar GP has already been confirmed as next year's season opener, a position that it occupied for the first time in 2007.
The move follows Formula One's decision to begin staging some races under floodlights, starting with next season's Singapore GP.