New times for Qatar GP: Moto2 race at 8 p.m.

MotoGP race cancellation forces to revise programming: Moto2 takes the premier class' place, Moto3 races at 2:40 p.m.


With the MotoGP cancelled in Qatar, the weekend schedules had to be revised, without what the weekend's usual highlight.

We'll already be seeing the first difference on Thursday that, in Losail, is normally dedicated to group photos of all the riders. However, only those from the Moto2 and Moto3 will be available, while  their MotoGP colleagues will have to wait at least until Austin before they all reunite.

Even the press conference the evening before (7 p.m. in Italy) will also be entirely dedicated to the lower classes, with the best 3 test riders in Qatar by category. Jorge Navarro, Jorge Martin, Remy Gardner, Filip Salac, Ai Ogura, and Tony Arbolino will all be present.

As for the free practice sessions, the Moto3 will take to the track on Friday, March 6th at 3:25 p.m. and 7:05 p.m., while it's 4:20 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. for the Moto2.

On Saturday, March 7th, the FP3s will be held at 2:55 p.m. for the Moto3 and at 3.50 pm for the Moto2. Qualifying will be held in the evening: 7:05 p.m. for the Moto3 and 8:00 p.m. for the Moto2.

Finally, the schedule for Sunday, March 8th will be: warm ups at 3:10 p.m. and 3:40 p.m. and races at 6:20 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., respectively for the Moto3 and Moto2.

Below is the time schedule, in local time, for the Qatar Grand Prix (+2 hours Italian time).

Translated by Leila Myftija

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