Updated schedule - 2022 Argentine MotoGP

Saturday

08:15-09:05 Moto3 FP1 (12:15-13:05 UK)
09:20-10:10 Moto2 FP1 (13:20-14:10 UK)
10:25-11:15 Moto3 FP2 (14:25-15:15 UK)
11:30-12:20 Moto2 FP2 (15:30-16:20 UK)
12:35-13:35 MotoGP FP1 (16:35-17:35 UK)
13:50-14:05 Moto3 Qualifying 1 (17:50-18:05 UK)
14:15-14:30 Moto3 Qualifying 2 (18:15-18:30 UK)
14:45-15:00 Moto2 Qualifying 1 (18:45-19:00 UK)
15:10-15:25 Moto2 Qualifying 2 (19:10-19:25 UK)
15:40-16:40 MotoGP FP2 (19:40-20:40 UK)
17:05-17:20 MotoGP Qualifying 1 (21:05-21:20 UK)
17:30-17:45 MotoGP Qualifying 2 (21:30-21:45 UK)

Sunday

09:20-09:40 Moto3 Warm-up (13:20-13:40 UK)
09:50-10:10 Moto2 Warm-up (13:50-14:10 UK)
10:20-11:00 MotoGP Warm-up (14:20-15:00 UK)

12:00 Moto3 Race - 21 laps (16:00 UK)
13:20 Moto2 Race - 23 laps (15:20 UK)
15:00 MotoGP Race - 25 laps (19:00 UK)

After Sunday's race, MotoGP heads straight to Texas for next weekend's round at COTA, ruling out a delayed Monday race in Argentina.

Argentina MotoGP freight problems explained

Delays in transporting freight from the previous round in Indonesia on March 20 to the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit this weekend means some teams - including Gresini Ducati's world championship leader Enea Bastianini - werestill without their bikes and essential equipment.

It had been hoped that the delayed freight would arrive on Thursday and, following a night shift, all teams would be ready for Friday morning's FP1 session.

But a further flight problem meant the entire Friday schedule, including Moto2 and Moto3, was scrapped and the first Argentine round since 2019 will be compressed into Saturday and Sunday.

Would a two-day MotoGP weekend be better?

Fabio Quartararo said: “At the end, it’s always the same; if your bike is working straight away then you can even have just one day. At the moment, as soon as you have a little bit of difficulty then you have Friday evening and the morning to think about it.

“It’s difficult to say, but it will be a great experience to have two days because if we have many more GP’s then it will be much more difficult (to have full weekends). 

“From my point of view, I like to be moving around but it’s more for the mechanics and the families. But it will be a great experience to have just two days.”

Johann Zarco disagreed: “If you have experience then you can enjoy just two days. As Fabio [Quartararo] says, if you have the bike ready and you have all your references on the track, you can have maybe more advantage to have a great race. 

“But to work and progress as a rider, but also work technically with the bike, it’s always better three days. 

“If in the future it is two days then clearly they save money. It’s one night less in the hotels. But I think it’s not really good for the sport, yes, better for the show, but not for the sport.”

Miguel Oliveira said: “I don’t know! I mean, I’ve never heard that suggestion in the past. 

“I’ve never really thought about it. It will be a unique experience and hopefully we can get more ideas on whether that makes sense. But technically, for us to have three days is much better than two.”