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Important changes for the Qatar GP time schedule

Check out the time schedule for Round 1 - Moto2™, Moto3™ tackle new qualifying format, with MotoGP™ the third and final race of the day

The moment we’ve all been waiting for is nearly here. The 2019 MotoGP™ World Championship revs back into life on Friday 8th March with FP1 and FP2, Saturday 9th with qualifying and of course, Sunday 10th with the first races of the season.

#2019 Goals - what's your goal?

The lightweight class get the ball rolling with FP1 on Friday at 13:50 local time (GMT+3), with Moto2™ FP1 starting at 14:45 before the premier class head out at 15:40, with MotoGP™ FP2 ending Friday’s action at 20:00.

Make sure you keep an eye out as Saturday’s on-track action takes on a new look this season. It begins as usual with all three FP3 sessions, before Moto3™ adopt the Qualifying 1 and 2 format at 17:30 local time, like we see in MotoGP™. Moto2™ then do the same, with Q1 for the intermediate class beginning at 18:25, before the premier class end Saturday with FP4, Q1 and Q2 – the battle for the first pole position of the year gets going at 20:25 local time.

Race day begins at 14:40 Doha time with Moto3™ Warm Up, before lights go out for the first time in 2019 at 17:00 with the lightweight class riders going for glory. Moto2™ launch at 18:20, before the big one gets underway: the MotoGP™ race commencing at 20:00 under the lights.

Overtaking hotspots: Losail International Circuit

Thursday 7th March
17:00 - Pre-event Press Conference

Friday 8th March
13:50-14:30 - Moto3™ Free Practice 1 
14:45-15:25 - Moto2™ Free Practice 1 
15:40-16:25 - MotoGP™ Free Practice 1
18:10-18:50 - Moto3™ Free Practice 2
19:05-19:45 - Moto2™ Free Practice 2
20:00-20:45 - MotoGP™ Free Practice 2

Saturday 9th March
13:25-14:05 - Moto3™ Free Practice 3
14:20-15:00 - Moto2™ Free Practice 3
15:15-16:00 - MotoGP™ Free Practice 3
17:30-17:45 - Moto3™ Qualifying 1 
17:55-18:10 - Moto3™ Qualifying 2 
18:25-18:40 - Moto2™ Qualifying 1
18:50-19:05 - Moto2™ Qualifying 2
19:20-19:50 - MotoGP™ Free Practice 4
20:00-20:15 - MotoGP™ Qualifying 1
20:25-20:40 - MotoGP™ Qualifying 2
21:30 - MotoGP™ post-qualifying Press Conference

Sunday 10th March
14:40-15:00 - Moto3™ Warm Up 
15:10-15:30 - Moto2™ Warm Up 
15:40 - 16:00 - MotoGP™ Warm Up 
17:00 - Moto3™ Race 
18:20 - Moto2™ Race 
20:00 - MotoGP™ Race

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