MotoGP Weekend Format Changes Explained

July 18, 2023Speed Trap Magazine

In a move supported by both the teams and the Grand Prix Commission. The race weekend format will be changed starting with the next race at Silverstone for the British Grand Prix. Friday morning’s first practice session will no longer weigh on entry into Q2. It will be a free practice that will have no implications on qualifying. The session will be 45 minutes long followed by a second Practice session in the afternoon which will be used to place riders into Q2.

The format will start the first weekend of August.

New MotoGP Weekend Format


  • Free Practice 1 (45 minutes)
  • Practice (60 minutes)


  • Free Practice 2 (30 minutes)
  • Qualifying 1 (15 minutes)
  • Qualifying 2 (15 minutes)
  • Sprint Race


  • Warm-up
  • Race