Changes to how MotoGP™ riders enter Q2 approved

by | Jul 17, 2023 | motoGP News

Changes to how MotoGP™ riders enter Q2 approved

The Grand Prix Commission agrees to change the sessions timed for entry into Q2

The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Paul Duparc (FIM), Hervé Poncharal (IRTA) and Biense Bierma (MSMA), assisted by Messrs. Jorge Viegas (FIM President), Carlos Ezpeleta (Dorna), Mike Trimby (IRTA, Secretary of the meeting) and Corrado Cecchinelli (Director of Technology), in electronic meetings held in July 2023, made the following decisions, effective immediately:


MotoGP™ Class Practice Sessions timed for entry into Q2

Following unanimous agreement between the MotoGP™ Class Teams, the GPC has approved a proposal to change the sessions timed for entry into Qualifying 2. 

The first premier class practice session of a Grand Prix weekend will no longer be timed for qualifying/entry into Qualifying 2. 

It will remain 45 minutes in length and will now be named Free Practice 1. 

The second, 60-minute practice session on Friday will now be named Practice. It will be the sole practice 
session timed for entry into Q2. 

The 30-minute session on Saturday morning will now be named Free Practice 2. 

MotoGP™ Class sessions therefore now comprise: 

• Friday
− Free Practice 1 (FP1): 45 mins
− Practice (PR): 60 mins, timed for entry into Q2

• Saturday
− Free Practice 2 (FP2): 30 mins
− Qualifying 1 (Q1): 15 mins
− Qualifying 2 (Q2): 15 mins 
− MotoGP™ Tissot Sprint (SPR)

• Sunday
− Warm Up (WUP): 10 mins 
− Race (RACE)

A regularly updated version of the FIM Grand Prix Regulations which contains the detailed text of the regulation changes may be viewed shortly on: 

Read more here

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