2018 Qatar MotoGP schedule change

Rossi in Qatar
Rossi in Qatar

Track action at next year's season-opening Qatar MotoGP will begin on Friday, rather than Thursday.

In the past the unique night-race schedule has seen one practice session for MotoGP, plus two each for Moto2 and Moto3, on the Thursday. Friday has then featured two MotoGP practice sessions, sandwiching one session each for Moto2 and Moto3.

But for 2018, the provisional schedule follows the same format as a normal daytime event: Two sessions for all classes on Friday, Free Practice 3 and 4 (for MotoGP) plus qualifying on the Saturday, then warm-up and the races on Sunday.

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