The weekend we all have been waiting for has finally arrived…the return of both MotoGP and F1!



All 3 grids, MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3, will be Picture Perfect ahead of the weekends racing, straight after World Champion Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar) will be joined by Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP’s Fabio Quartararo, Petronas Yamaha SRT’s Valentino Rossi, Ducati Lenovo Team’s Jack Miller, Repsol Honda’s Pol Espargaro and Aprilia Racing Team Gresini’s Aleix Espargaro for the first Press Conference of 2021, airing at 16:00 local time.


With track preparations well underway, riders are expected to begin First Practice starting with the Moto3 riders at 12:50 today followed by the Moto2 riders at 13:45 and the premier class is set to begin at 14:40 local time. Friday’s practice will be concluded with MotoGP, which will commence at 19:00.


On Saturday FP3 will commence at 13:35 with the Moto3 class followed by Moto2 and ending with MotoGP at 13:15.

16:30 is the time set for Moto3’s Q1 with MotoGP starting qualifying at 19:00.


After that, it’s all systems go for Sunday’s race with Moto3 beginning at 16:00, Moto2 at 17:20 and MotoGP at 19:00.


See below the weekends race schedule:



12:50-13:30       Moto3™                                         FP1

13:45-14:25       Moto2™                                         FP1

14:40-15:25       MotoGP™                                      FP1


17:10-17:50       Moto3™                                         FP2

18:05-18:45       Moto2™                                         FP2

19:00-19:45       MotoGP™                                      FP2



12:25-13:05       Moto3™                                         FP3

13:20-14:00       Moto2™                                         FP3

14:15-15:00       MotoGP™                                      FP3


16:30-16:45       Moto3™                                         Q1

16:55-17:10       Moto3™                                         Q2


17:25-17:40       Moto2™                                         Q1

17:50-18:05       Moto2™                                         Q2


18:20-18:50       MotoGP™                                      FP4

19:00-19:15       MotoGP™                                      Q1

19:25-19:40       MotoGP™                                      Q2



13:40-14:00        Moto3™                                       WARM-UP

14:10-14:30        Moto2™                                       WARM-UP

14:40-15:00        MotoGP™                                    WARM-UP


16:00                    Moto3™                                       RACE (18 laps)

17:20                    Moto2™                                       RACE (20 laps)

19:00                    MotoGP™                                    RACE (22 laps)


Who do you have to win the first race of the season?



F1 gets underway with FP1  at 13:30 to 14:30 today followed by FP2 at 17:00. FP3 is scheduled to start at 14:00 on Saturday with qualifying to begin at 17:00.

Lights go out for race day at 17:00 on Sunday!

Rain may be rare in the desert, but it did strike the Sakhir circuit in 2019, disrupting an in-season test in which 2021 rookie Mick Schumacher finished second quickest to Max Verstappen.

Local forecasts predict that there will be no rain expected this weekend with temperatures expected to reach the 37’C  mark.

All eyes will be on 7-time champion Lewis Hamilton, as he sets his sights on the 2021 Championship. Lewis has had a great few years at the Bahrain circuit with Lewis taking pole last year and winning the last 2 races there.


See the full weekends schedule below:


FRIDAY 26th MARCH                      

Porsche Sprint Challenge Middle East      First Practice Session                                      10:55

FIA Formula 2                                                     Practice Session                                                12:05

Formula 1                                                            First Practice Session                                      14:30

Formula 1                                                            Press Conference                                            15:00

FIA Formula 2                                                     Qualifying Session                                           15:30

FIA Formula 2                                                     Press Conference                                            16:30

Formula 1                                                            Second Practice                                                17:00

Porsche Sprint Challenge Middle East      Second Practice                                                18:25


SATURDAY 27th MARCH                                                             

Porsche Sprint Challenge Middle East      Qualifying Session                                           11:15

Formula 1                                                            Team Pit Stop Practice                                   11:20

FIA Formula 2                                                     First Race                                                             12:25

FIA Formula 2                                                     Press Conference                                            13:35

Formula 1                                                            Third Practice Session                                    14:00

Porsche Sprint Challenge Middle East      First Race                                                             15:45

Formula 1                                                            Qualifying Session                                           17:00

Formula 1                                                            Press Conference                                            18:40

FIA Formula 2                                                     Second Race                                                       18:40

FIA Formula 2                                                     Press Conference                                            19:50



FIA Formula 2                                                     Third Race                                                           12:50

Porsche Sprint Challenge Middle East      Second Race                                                       14:20

FIA Formula 2                                                     Press Conference                                            14:15

Formula 1                                                            Drivers’ Presentation                                     15:10

Formula 1                                                            National Anthem                                             16:44

Formula 1                                                            Grand Prix (57 Laps or 120 Mins)               17:00


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