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TIME SCHEDULE: don't miss a second of the Qatar Grand Prix

Every time of every session from the opening round of the 2021 MotoGP™ World Championship all in one place so you don't miss a thing

After months of waiting, MotoGP™ is finally back this weekend. The 2021 MotoGP™, Moto2™ and Moto3™ World Championships all fire into life under the lights of Losail at the Barwa Grand Prix of Qatar. Make sure you don't miss a moment of the action from Thursday to Sunday by checking out the full time schedule below.

The next generation has arrived in MotoGP™

On Thursday, all three grids will come together for the 2021 Class Photos, with everything available to watch LIVE on Following that, World Champion Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar) will be joined by Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP's Fabio Quartararo, Petronas Yamaha SRT's Valentino Rossi, Ducati Lenovo Team's Jack Miller, Repsol Honda's Pol Espargaro and Aprilia Racing Team Gresini's Aleix Espargaro for the first Press Conference of 2021 at 17:00 local time in Qatar.

We properly get underway on Friday, with the Moto3™ class offering the first bit of track action at 13:50 before the Moto2™ riders head out for FP1 at 14:45. Then, at 15:40 local time in Losail (GMT+3), the stars of the premier class will roll out of pitlane for the very first time in 2021. The day is rounded off by the MotoGP™ grid later on Friday with FP2 starting at 20:00 local time.

We'll find out who's in and who's out of Q2 for the first time this year from 13:50 on Saturday afternoon with Moto3™ kicking us off, followed by Moto2™ and then MotoGP™ at 15:15 local time. The first grids of 2021 will be set later on Saturday as the sun begins to set in Qatar. The lightweight class start proceedings at 17:30, the intermediate class fight for pole at 18:25 before the first premier class pole position of the year will be decided from 20:00 local time.

Ready for the thrill! Join Jack Miller OnBoard around Losail

After all of that, it's time for race day. Here are the times you need to take note of for the opening races of 2021. And remember, the clocks change from Saturday to Sunday meaning your main event start time will be an hour later across Europe and the UK (ie. MotoGP™ qualifying starts at 18:00 across Europe on Saturday but the race will be an hour later, at 19:00, across Europe on Sunday).

Moto3™ is lights out at 17:00 local time. Moto2™ starts at 18:20 local time. And, finally, 22 laps of frantic MotoGP™ action gets underway at 20:00 local time.

14:00-14:45       Moto3™                                         CLASS PHOTO               
14:45-15:20       Moto2™                                         CLASS PHOTO               
15:20-16:15       MotoGP™                                      CLASS PHOTO
17:00-17:45       MotoGP™                                      PRESS CONFERENCE  

13:50-14:30       Moto3™                                         FP1               
14:45-15:25       Moto2™                                         FP1               
15:40-16:25       MotoGP™                                      FP1

18:10-18:50       Moto3™                                         FP2               
19:05-19:45       Moto2™                                         FP2                              
20:00-20:45       MotoGP™                                      FP2

13:25-14:05       Moto3™                                         FP3              
14:20-15:00       Moto2™                                         FP3                            
15:15-16:00       MotoGP™                                      FP3                            

17:30-17:45       Moto3™                                         Q1  
17:55-18:10       Moto3™                                         Q2       

18:25-18:40       Moto2™                                         Q1              
18:50-19:05       Moto2™                                         Q2                   

19:20-19:50       MotoGP™                                      FP4                   
20:00-20:15       MotoGP™                                      Q1
20:25-20:40       MotoGP™                                      Q2

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 laps)                     
18:20                    Moto2™                                       RACE (20 laps)                      
20:00                    MotoGP™                                    RACE (22 laps)

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