MotoGP trying to introduce F1-style dash races in 2023

As a part of a revamp in race weekends, F1 trialled dash races at three occasions – Silverstone, Monza and Brazil – on Saturdays which decided the beginning grid for the principle grand prix on Sunday.

The trial proved profitable amongst followers and groups alike, and so F1 pencilled in three additional dash weekends for 2022 at Imola, Pink Bull Ring and Brazil.

As a part of the World Fan Survey run by Dorna Sports activities together with the Motorsport Community, the concept of dash races was floated.

Now MotoGP plans to push forward with this concept for 2023 and can talk about this in Friday’s Grand Prix Fee assembly at this weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix.

In contrast to in F1, the concept is to have a dash race at each single MotoGP occasion subsequent yr and preserve it a separate entity to the principle grand prix.

The MotoGP dash race would run to round half distance of the principle grand prix and half-points shall be awarded.

It’s doubtless the beginning grid for the grand prix will proceed to be determined by a qualifying session and won’t be dictated by the results of the dash race.

To accommodate this, one free follow session and the warm-up on Sunday could be lower from the schedule.

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At current, this concept is just for the MotoGP class, with Moto2 and Moto3 weekend codecs more likely to stay unchanged for now.

Whereas particulars are but to be finalised, a lot of the constructors’ presently competing in MotoGP are in favour of the format change.

Ought to this go forward, it is going to be the primary main change to a MotoGP weekend format for the reason that cut up qualifying classes was launched in 2013.

Since then, there has solely been minor adjustments made to the weekend format for the Moto2 and Moto3 class, when cut up qualifying was launched in 2019 for them.

At the moment, there are three 45-minute follow classes every weekend for the MotoGP class – the mixed order of which decides who goes straight into Q2 in qualifying and who should undergo Q1.

A 30-minute FP4 classes precedes qualifying, with each Q1 and Q2 working to fifteen minutes every.

A 20-minute warm-up takes place on Sunday earlier than the grand prix later that afternoon.

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