Moto2 riders have two 40 minutes free practice sessions to establish an initial classification. The riders classed after the 14th place of the two first session combined tackle a fifteen minute qualify session (Q1). The four best riders are then allowed to join the session of the fastest fourteen riders for another qualifying session (Q2) which determines the first eighteen places on the grid. Each row is composed of three riders. To qualify a rider must post a time at least equal to 110% of the time achieved by the fastest rider.
The Moto2 world champion is similar in format to MotoGP. There are 20 rounds which are run over one hundred of so kilometres. Points are attributed in descending order to the first 15 as follows: 25, 20, 16, 13, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
While the chassis are ‘free’, the major feature of the Moto2 regulations is that all the riders use the same engine, meaning a rider’s individual talent is showcased. After nine consecutive years, the Honda 600cc engine was replaced by a three cylinder 765cc Triumph engine. Riders have 7 engines for the season. For the last three years all the teams have used the same electronic management system supplied by the championship promotor. As far as tyres are concerned, riders have an allocation of 8 fronts and 9 rears per weekend. The minimum weight of the bike plus rider is fixed at 217 kilos.
- Cubic capacity: 765cc
- Power: 140 bhp
- Weight: 150 kg
- Max speed: 295 kph
Number of entries
30 riders from 11 different countries (Italy, Spain, England, Japan, Thailand, USA, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Argentina)
The front runners
Sam Lowes, Tony Arbolino, Augusto Fernandez, Joe Roberts, Aron Canet, Jorge Navarro, Lorenzo Dalla Porta, Pedro Acosta…
Kalex, MV Agusta, Boscoscuro