The return of the MotoGP series is being met with a warm welcome among racing fans around the world, but the fact that the season opener at Qatar is a night race is always cause for confusion. As a result of it being run at night, the race weekend is spread over four days instead of three, in order to fit all of the classes into the window between sunset and the potential onset of the dew, which can form in the evenings around 11pm, and make track conditions extremely treacherous.
To assist in planning your viewing - either via the live video feed on MotoGP.com or via your local broadcasters around the world - below is the time schedule for the coming four days of the MotoGP event. All times are in local time for Doha, Qatar. You can use the tools on www.timeanddate.com to convert the times below to your local time.
|Thursday, 4th April|
|18:00-18:40||Moto3™||Free Practice 1|
|18:55-19:40||Moto2™||Free Practice 1|
|19:55-20:40||MotoGP™||Free Practice 1|
|20:55-21:35||Moto3™||Free Practice 2|
|21:50-22:35||Moto2™||Free Practice 2|
|Friday, 5th April|
|18:00-18:45||MotoGP||Free Practice 2|
|19:00-19:40||Moto3||Free Practice 3|
|19:55-20:40||Moto2||Free Practice 3|
|20:55-21:40||MotoGP||Free Practice 3|
|Saturday, 6th April|
|19:55-20:25||MotoGP||Free Practice 4|
|Sunday, 7th April|
|19:00||Moto3||Race (18 laps)|
|20:20||Moto2||Race (20 laps)|
|22:00||MotoGP||Race (22 laps)|
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