The weekend for the Malaysian GP starts with FP1 at 08:20 AM IST followed by FP2 at 12:30 PM IST. FP3 will start the day on Saturday.
Grand Prix motorcycle racing is the premier class of motorcycle road racing events held on road circuits sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM). Independent motorcycle racing events have been held since the start of the twentieth century. The current top division has been known as MotoGP since 2002 when the four-stroke era began. Prior to that, the largest class was 500cc, both of which form a historical continuum as the official World Championship, although all classes have official status. In the top-flight series, Giacomo Agostini holds the title record with eight, followed by Valentino Rossi with seven and active rider Marc Márquez with six.
The first Malaysian Grand Prix was held in 1991 at the Shah Alam Circuit as the final race of the season. Because of the long trip and high cost, many riders chose to not participate in this event. The event was notorious due to the tropical temperatures and a high degree of humidity. In 1998, the race was moved from Shah Alam to the Johor Circuit. The reason for the change was because of the 1997 Asian financial crisis that hit Malaysia at this time. In 1999 it moved to Sepang International Circuit; the circuit was not only more modern and purpose-built compared to Johor. Since 1999, the Sepang circuit has hosted the Malaysian GP every year until 2020.
The weekend for the Malaysian GP starts with FP1 at 08:20 AM IST followed by FP2 at 12:30 PM IST. FP3 will start the day on Saturday starting at 08:20 AM IST followed by FP4 and two back to back qualifying rounds. The race day starts with warm-up for the riders at 08:10 AM IST followed by some high octane racing drama starts at 12:30 PM IST.
|Friday, October 21||08:20||FP1|
|Saturday, October 22||08:20||FP3|
|Sunday, October 23||08:10||Warm up|