Moto2: Qualifying changes in support classes for 2019

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The 2019 Moto2 and Moto3 classes will see a big change in format, with the two support series moving to mimic MotoGP’s two-part sessions. The move comes after repeated complaints about dangerous conditions during the old single-session qualifying as riders waited on the racing line to find a tow.

This year, both the intermediate and lightweight classes will adopt the Qualifying One and Two format that we have seen for a number of years in the premier class. The riders going directly into Q2 will be decided on their combined Free Practice times after FP3 has finished on Saturday. The 14 combined fastest riders will then automatically book their place in Q2, with everyone else having to go out for a 15-minute Q1 session.

The four fastest riders from Q1 will have a chance to be promoted to Q2, with the second session also lasting 15 minutes.

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Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer