Sequence organiser Dorna introduced following Saturday morning’s MotoGP qualifying session that the race begin instances for all three courses can be introduced ahead by an hour.
The MotoGP dash race, which had been scheduled for 2pm native time, will now happen at 1pm in consequence.
It comes amid the specter of rain and excessive winds that look set to lash Phillip Island on the ultimate day of the weekend, with gusts of as much as 80km/h (50mph) having been forecast.
Moreover, 10-minute warm-up periods have been added for each Moto2 and Moto3 to permit riders to familiarise themselves with the circumstances at full racing speeds. Each the intermediate and light-weight courses had their respective warm-ups axed from the schedule for 2023.
Moto3 warm-up will happen at 8am, with Moto2 following at 8.20am and MotoGP at 8.40am.
The beginning time for the Moto3 race is now 10am, whereas Moto2 is slated for 11.15am earlier than the MotoGP dash at 1pm.
A press release from Dorna stated the adjustments to the race begin instances had been made “so as to keep away from the worst of the climate which is forecast to reach at a while after 2pm”.
The most recent adjustments to the Australian GP schedule observe the choice taken on Saturday to essentially swap the MotoGP sprint and main race on the schedule, with the full-distance encounter now going down on Saturday at 3.10pm.
It ensures that not less than 25 factors can be up for grabs at Phillip Island even when the dash race, which awards 12 factors for a win, can’t happen on Sunday.