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MotoGP schedule: When is the next MotoGP race and where will it be held?

The fifth round of the 2024 MotoGP season is set to take place at the Le Mans Bugatti Grand Prix race circuit in France as part of the 21-race calendar.

Jack Miller, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing leads at the start

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MotoGP is gearing up for the French Grand Prix at Le Mans at the Bugatti circuit. Last year’s grand prix was won by Marco Bezzecchi, who took the victory during the world championship’s 1000th grand prix weekend.

The victory was the Italian's second grand prix win last year, after taking his first at the Argentine Grand Prix - which briefly gave him the championship lead.

Last year's French GP set a new a attendance record for MotoGP, with 278,805 fans turning up at Le Mans across the weekend. 

Jorge Lorenzo has the most MotoGP French Grand Prix wins, with six victories across 2009-2016. The Spanish rider announced his retirement in 2019 after taking three championships in 2010, 2012 and 2015.

Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Factory Racing

Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Factory Racing

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

When is the next MotoGP race?

The fifth round of the 2024 MotoGP season will be the French Grand Prix. The first race was held in 1951 and has been held at Le Mans consecutively since 2000, despite hosting several races from 1969 onwards.

Giacomo Agostini won the 500c at the inaugural race on the circuit when he lapped all the other riders. The Italian won three more races in France (1970, 1972 & 1975) as well as claiming eight titles over both the 500c and 350c classes.

Honda has the most victories for manufacturers in the premier class at Le Mans with 20, the latest coming in 2019.

When is the French Grand Prix?

The MotoGP French Grand Prix is set to take place between 10-12 May 2024, with Sunday’s race starting at 1pm BST - 2pm local time.

Johann Zarco, Pramac Racing

Johann Zarco, Pramac Racing

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What are the timings for the French Grand Prix?

Here are the full timings for the MotoGP French Grand Prix:

Session   

Date  

Start time (BST)  

Free Practice 1  

Friday 10 May 

9.45am - 10.30am 

Free Practice 2  

Friday 10 May  

2pm - 3pm 

Free Practice 3   

Saturday 11 May 

9.10am - 9.40am 

Qualifying 1  

Saturday 11 May 

9.50am - 10.05am 

Qualifying 2  

Saturday 11 May 

10.15am - 10.30am 

Sprint Race – 13 laps  

Saturday 11 May 

2pm  

Warm Up  

Sunday 12 May 

8.40am - 8.50am 

Race – 27 laps  

Sunday 12 May 

1pm 

What are the timings for Moto2 and Moto3 races at the French Grand Prix?

Tony Arbolino won the shortened 2023 Moto2 French Grand Prix after leading every single lap of the race and claiming his second win of the season. The race was red-flagged on lap three after multiple drivers collided and was eventually restarted over 14 laps.

KTM’s Daniel Holgado took the Moto3 win after holding off Ayumu Sasaki on the last lap. The Spanish rider took his second race win of the season by just 0.150 seconds.

Here is the weekend schedule for the Moto2 and Moto3 French Grand Prix:

Moto2 French Grand Prix schedule:

Session   

Date  

Start time (BST)  

Free Practice 1  

Friday 10 May 

8.50am - 9.30am 

Free Practice 2  

Friday 10 May 

1.05pm - 1.45pm 

Free Practice 3   

Saturday 11 May 

8.25am - 8.55am 

Qualifying 1  

Saturday 11 May 

12.45pm - 1pm 

Qualifying 2  

Saturday 11 May 

1.10pm - 1.25pm 

Race – 22 laps  

Sunday 12 May 

11.15am 

Moto3 French Grand Prix schedule:

Session   

Date  

Start time (BST)  

Free Practice 1  

Friday 10 May 

8am - 8.35am 

Free Practice 2  

Friday 10 May 

12.15pm - 12.50pm 

Free Practice 3   

Saturday 11 May 

7.40am - 8.10am 

Qualifying 1  

Saturday 11 May 

11.50am - 12.05pm 

Qualifying 2  

Saturday 11 May 

12.15pm - 12.30pm 

Race – 20 laps  

Sunday 12 May 

10am 

What are the timings for MotoE at the French Grand Prix?

MotoE is back for its second race of the sixteen-race season over eight weekends. The electric motorcycle series will have two races at the Bugatti Circuit on Saturday as part of the MotoGP weekend.

Last year’s French Grand Prix races were won by Jordi Torres and Matteo Ferrari, with the latter taking the fastest lap at both races.

Here is the full MotoE schedule for the French Grand Prix:

Session   

Date  

Start time (BST)  

Free Practice 1  

Friday 10 May 

7.30am - 7.45am 

Free Practice 2  

Friday 10 May 

11.25am - 11.40am 

Qualifying 1  

Friday 10 May 

3.15pm - 3.25pm 

Qualifying 2  

Friday 10 May 

3.35pm - 3.45pm 

Race 1 - 8 laps 

Saturday 11 May 

11.15am 

Race 2 - 8 laps 

Saturday 11 May 

3.10pm 

Where is the French Grand Prix being held?

The MotoGP French Grand Prix is being held at the Bugatti Circuit which is located within the Circuit de la Sarthe - which is home to the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans car race - and is 2.6 miles (4.185km) long. The track is named after Ettore Bugatti - the Italian-French automobile designer and manufacturer. The circuit was opened in 1965 - 18 years after the death of Bugatti in Paris.

Some of the Bugatti circuit overlaps with the main 24-hour track, including the pit straight, the Dunlop Chicane, La Chapelle and Raccordement. The track separates after La Chappelle, which carries on right for the Bugatti circuit and left for the 24-hour car layout.

The Bugatti circuit also hosts the 24 Hours of Le Mans motorcycle race, which was won in April by Gregg Black, Etienne Masson and Dan Linfoot for Yoshimura Sert Motul.

Remaining 2024 MotoGP schedule 

Date 

Event 

Circuit  

UK Time 

Local Time 

10-12 May 

French GP  

Bugatti Circuit 

1pm 

2pm 

24 - 26 May 

Catalan GP 

Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya 

1pm  

2pm 

31 May - 2 June  

Italian GP 

Mugello Circuit 

1pm  

2pm 

14 - 16 June 

Kazakhstan GP 

Sokol International Racetrack 

9am 

2pm 

28 - 30 June 

Dutch TT 

TT Circuit Assen 

1pm 

2pm 

5 - 7 July 

German GP 

Sachsenring 

1pm  

2pm 

2 - 4 August 

British GP 

Silverstone Circuit 

1pm 

1pm 

16 - 18 August 

Austrian GP 

Red Bull Ring 

1pm  

2pm 

30 August - 1 September 

Aragon GP 

MotorLand Aragon 

1pm  

2pm 

6 - 8 September 

San Marino and Rimini Riviera GP 

Misano World Circuit 

1pm  

2pm 

20 - 22 September 

Indian GP 

Buddh International Circuit 

11am  

3.30pm 

27 - 29 September 

Indonesian GP 

Mandalika International Street Circuit 

8am  

3pm 

4 - 6 October 

Japanese GP 

Twin Ring Motegi 

6am  

2pm 

18 - 20 October 

Australian GP 

Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit 

4am  

2pm 

25 - 27 October 

Thailand GP 

Chang International Circuit 

8am  

3pm 

1 - 3 November 

Malaysian GP 

Sepang International Circuit 

7am  

3pm 

15 - 17  November 

Valencian Community GP 

Circuit Ricardo Tormo  

1pm  

2pm 

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