In 2023, a new era will begin in the Motorcycle Grand Prix World Championship. It does not have to do too much in the technical aspects because during the period 2022-2026 it was agreed to maintain a certain continuity in order to control costs, but instead the competition program itself was revised with the aim of bringing the show closer to the fans, whose television partners have more minutes of competition content, which is why there will be races every Saturday and Sunday for the premier class and the Rider Fan Parade is established, as it is done every Sunday in F1 before the race.
In August during the Austrian GP the first outline of the program was given and during the Aragon GP in September they went into more detail. This Wednesday the definitive sports program for the 2023 Grands Prix was officially published. At its base it does not differ radically from the detailed one on September 17. On Friday the same remains, on Saturday Q1 and Q2 of Moto3 and Moto2 are brought forward by five minutes so that there are 35 minutes between the end of Q2 which that of Moto2 and the start of the MotoGP Sprint Race and on Sunday the MotoGP warmup, the only thing to be played, will be reduced by five minutes to ten minutes.
The Media Day is kept at 5:00 pm (12:00 pm for the GGPP of Austin and Termas de Río Honda) and the familiarization of the pilots on the track between 2:30 pm and 4:00 pm
This is usually the training day for the three categories. Moto3 Practices 1 and 2 will last 35 minutes, Moto2 Practices 1 and 2 will last 40 minutes and MotoGP Practices 1 and 2 will last 45 and 60 minutes, respectively. The morning of the queen’s category at 10:40 in the morning and in the evening at 3 in the afternoon. The combination of these two practices which are no longer called Free will serve as qualifiers for Q1 and Q2 on Saturday exclusively for the premier class.
This is the day that gained the greatest weight in the new sports regulations, especially for the premier class with the introduction of the Sprint Race at 3:00 pm The program begins with 30 minutes of Practice 3 for Moto3 and Moto2, which in their case increases for qualifying for Q1 and Q2, and at 10:10 am MotoGP has a 30-minute free practice session, similar to the previous FP4. , which will be career preparation. And after ten minutes Q1 will start (10:50 am) to start Q2 at 11:15 am and battle for pole position, which both last 15 minutes as before.
After two fights for pole position in Moto3 and Moto2. which maintains the Q1-Q2 format of 15 minutes each, the main course comes on Saturday with the new Sprint Race starting at 3:00 pm and the podium is in a different place -changing depending on the Grand Prix- to bring the celebration that closer to the fans, a modality that has been an absolute success in the Superbike World Championship also organized by Dorna.
Moto3 and Moto2 will not have a warm up as before and the MotoGP program will open at 9:45 am with a warm up of only ten minutes, before at 10 am the parade of riders from the premier class will begin before the fans in the stands. . The drivers will circle the track and make a few pit stops before returning to the Walk of Heroes to be greeted by fans.
The schedules for the three races on Sunday remain until now: at 11 am Moto3, at 12.15 pm Moto2 and at 2 pm MotoGP and this structure will remain in place throughout the season, always closing the race that closes the day.
The GP 2023 program
09:00 – 09:35h Practice 1 Moto3
09:50 – 10:30h Practice 1 Moto2
10:45 – 11:30h Practice 1 MotoGP
13:15 – 13:50h Practice 2 Moto3
14:05 – 14:45h Practice 2 Moto2
15:00 – 16:00h Practice 2 MotoGP
08:40 – 09:10h Practice 3 Moto3
09:25 – 09:55h Practice 3 Moto2
10:10 am – 10:40 am free MotoGP practice
10:50 – 11:05 Classification (Q1) MotoGP
11:15 – 11:30 Classification (Q2) MotoGP
12:50 – 13:05 Classification (Q1) Moto3
1:15 pm – 1:30 pm Classification (Q2) Moto3
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm Classification (Q1) Moto2
14:10 – 14:25 Classification (Q2) Moto2
15:00h MotoGP Sprint Race
4:15 pm Press conference
09:45 – 09:55 Warm up MotoGP
10:00-10:30h Parade of pilots
11:00 am Moto3 Race
12:15 pm Moto2 Race
2:00 pm Race (long) MotoGP
Source: La Verdad
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