The final day schedule of the 2019 MotoGP world championship has been altered due to weather conditions forecast for the Circuit Ricardo Tormo on of the main race day of the Valencia Grand Prix.

With cold conditions hitting the Valencia track, race organisers have opted to delay the schedule to avoid the worst of the track conditions in the early morning.

While the Grand Prix race start times have been untouched, the warm-up sessions for all three Grand Prix classes have been pushed back by 30 minutes with Moto3 warm-up now starting at 08:50 local time.

The final MotoE race of 2019 has been moved back to start at 15:30 local time rather than beginning directly after the warm-up sessions for Moto3, Moto2 and MotoGP.

New Sunday schedule for the Valencia MotoGP (all local times):

0850-0910 Moto3 warm-up

0920-0940 Moto2 warm-up

0950-1010 MotoGP warm-up

1100 Moto3 race

1220 Moto2 race

1400 MotoGP race

1530 MotoE Race 2

It marks the second race weekend from the past three rounds where weather conditions have forced changes to the schedule.

At the Australian Grand Prix, MotoGP qualifying was held on Sunday morning due to high winds hitting Phillip Island on Saturday which made it unsafe to complete Saturday’s track activities.

As a result, calls to move the Australian round to a suitable time of year followed to avoid similar situations in the future, while there have also been requests for the Valencia MotoGP to be moved earlier in the calendar so it is run in a warmer climate.

 

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