MotoGP Releases 2023 Weekend Format And Dash Race Schedule

MotoGP’s Dash Race period will formally start when the 2023 season will get underway on March 24-26, 2023. With a half-distance Dash Race scheduled for all 21 rounds of the 2023 calendar, the Grand Prix will host a complete of 42 races this yr. These clambering for all of the MotoGP motion they’ll deal with will rejoice over Dorna releasing the brand new 2023 race weekend format (disclaimer: timeslots listed are all native race instances).

As at all times, every Grand Prix will kick off on Friday. The 45-minute Apply 1 session begins at 10:45 am. At 3 pm, Apply 2 begins, however officers prolonged the afternoon session to at least one hour. Following the 2 Friday practices, the highest 10 riders will mechanically transfer on to the Qualifying 2 session whereas the remaining rivals will vie for the final two Q2 slots in Qualifying 1.

Previous to Qualifying, the riders will profit from a 30-minute Free Apply beginning at 10:10 am. Quickly after, Q1 riders will rejoin the observe at 10:50 am. These eligible for Q2 will then battle it out for pole place at 11:15 am. Every Qualifying session will stay quarter-hour. With the grid set for the Dash Race and the full-length Grand Prix, riders will solely have 3.5 hours to recharge earlier than the lights exit for the Dash Race at 3 pm.

Come Sunday, the Premier Class will hit the circuit for a brief, 10-minute Heat-Up session at 9:45 pm. 5 minutes later, when the clock strikes 10 am, the racers will take part within the MotoGP Rider Fan Present. Throughout the 30-minute, pre-race parade, the rivals gained’t simply lap the observe but in addition interface with followers on the designated Hero Stroll part.

With the canine and pony present lastly over, the groups will try to refocus earlier than the GP commences at 2 pm. For these new to MotoGP, Dorna instituted Dash Races for every spherical as a strategy to drive attendance. Let’s simply hope all of the hullabaloo that comes with it doesn’t really detract from the racing in 2023.