The delayed cargo plane will not blow up the South American leg. MotoGP loses a session on Saturday and times have been changed again but the competition has been confirmed
April 1, 2022
THEL Argentina GP on the Termas de Rio Hondo track is confirmedbut the times change again and more time is given to the MotoGP teams to set up the pits and the bikes.
in the meantime the long-awaited cargo plane with the missing materials he made a stopover in Salvador in Brazil in the Italian late afternoon and shortly should leave for Argentina. In South America the time zone is 5 hours behind Italy. For the mechanics there is an evening and a night of work to put in place the boxes and prepare the bikes (i doubts on the situation in Argentina were also expressed by Matteo Flamignitelemetry historian of Valentino Rossi and now chief engineer of Marco Bezzecchi. Flamigni was a guest of Zam in the classic Friday live broadcast which you can see by clicking here).
Let’s see together the new arrangement of the shifts in the graphic below.
Moto3 and Moto2 first on the track
Land Moto3 FP1 will start at 8.15am (1.15pm in Italy) and will be followed by Moto2 FP1 at 9.20am (2.20pm in Italy).
Moto3 and Moto2 will then do their respective FP2s at 10.25 and 11.30 respectively (15.25 and 16.30 in Italy): two rounds lasting 50 minutes each.
MotoGP postponed to give teams more time to fix the bikes
At 12.35 (17.35 in Italy) is scheduled for MotoGP 60-minute FP1before Moto3 qualifying starts at 13.50 (18.50 in Italy).
Moto2 qualifying will start later at 2.45 pm (7.45 pm in Italy), before the MotoGP take on FP2also for 60 minutes, starting from 15.40 (20.40 in Italy).
At 17.05 (22.05 in Italy), 25 minutes after the end of the MotoGP FP2, the Q1 of the MotoGP will begin. The usual 15 minutes will decide the starting grid for Sunday’s race at the end of Saturday.
The times of the races, on Sundays
P.On Sunday, the Warm Up of Moto3 (9.20, 14.20 in Italy) and Moto2 (9:50, 14.50 in Italy) will remain at 20 minutes, as originally planned in the rescheduling, but that of the MotoGP will be 40 minutes.
The Moto3 race will start at 12pm local time (5pm in Italy), Moto2 will race at 1.20pm (6.20pm in Italy), and MotoGP will start at 3pm (8pm in Italy).