Restructured qualifying format for Moto2 and Moto3 categories in 2019

Both categories to align with MotoGP qualifying schedule.

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A restructure in the Moto2 and Moto3 qualifying format has been revealed for 2019, which will see the two classes brought into the line with the premier MotoGP category, where Q1 and Q2 sessions will be introduced.

The decision comes after discussion with teams and reviewing the current situation in Moto3, where many riders are waiting and riding slowly, plus also considering the experience of riders in Moto2.

It is expected that this system will also bring a more entertaining format for the fans as well as preparing the young riders for the same system of classification as the premier class. This will also make for a consistent qualifying format across all grand prix classes.

Riders in Moto2 and Moto3 will continue to have three free practice sessions, with the fastest 14 riders from the combined standings will qualify directly for Q2. The other riders will compete in Q1 and the four fastest riders will join the other 14 in Q2.

For both Moto2 and Moto3 the free practice sessions will last 40 minutes, and both qualifying sessions will have a duration of 15 minutes. The four riders that participate in both Q1 and Q2 will be allowed to use one extra rear soft tyre.


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