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The third in the three-week flyaway triple header of MotoGP™ rounds - the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix - takes place this weekend at Sepang. With clocks changing overnight on Saturday-Sunday in some time zones, be sure to familiarise yourself with the Grand Prix timetable before the weekend.
Friday free practice will commence at 9am as is customary and with Malaysia's time zone being GMT+8 that means those sessions will begin at 3am CET (Central European Time), whilst on the East Coast of the United States that is 9pm on the evening of Thursday 23rd, EDT (Eastern Daylight Time).
Saturday's action commences at the same time for free practice - and then qualifying in the afternoon - with the same time differences being applicable. MotoGP™ Q2 on Saturday afternoon, for example, takes place at 2.35pm Malaysian time, which is equivalent to 8.35am CET and 2.35am EDT.
On Sunday the races will start two hours later than they would at a standard European Grand Prix in terms of local time. Also, in some countries overnight on Saturday night to Sunday morning the clocks will change from Daylight Saving Time to winter times.
Therefore, the following timetable applies for Sunday’s races at Sepang:
Race Local time CET EDT
Moto3™ 1pm 6am 1am
Moto2™ 2.20pm 7.20am 2.20am
MotoGP™ 4pm 9am 4am
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