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More delays but weather improvement expected

More delays but weather improvement expected

There has been a further interruption of track action at Motegi Twin Ring on Saturday morning, with Free Practice 3 sessions for all classes delayed. However, an improvement in conditions is expected from around midday (GMT +9).

On Friday, there was no opening practice ahead of the AirAsia Grand Prix of Japan as thick fog meant the medical helicopter could not operate. An ongoing lack of visibility remained an issue on Saturday morning, now coupled by heavy rain which together first caused a postponement of Free Practice 3 for Moto3™.

According to forecasts, there should be a let-up in conditions from around noon local time (GMT +9). Race Direction plans to run practice sessions on Saturday afternoon ahead of Qualifying, then scheduling more Free Practice on Sunday before the races of each class run to their full distances. This provisional plan is subject to changes and weather conditions.

Provisional Schedule for Qualifying:

Moto3™: 12:40-13:40

MotoGP™: 13:50-15:05

Moto2™: 15:15-16:15

Displayed in local time (GMT +9)


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