2018 August 7

What’s up in MotoGP week

Don’t miss a highlight at Austria’s biggest motorbike event

Wednesday, 8. August

„Schlossberg greets Spielberg“: Styria’s capital Graz welcomes the motorbike world championship to Austria – with special appearances by riders from MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3. At around 12:10 pm Jack Miller, Danilo Petrucci, Marcel Schrötter, Philipp Öttl and Takaaki Nakagami will take the ‘Bim’ and arrive in front of the show stage at the main square. Fans can take the opportunity to get autographs and take selfies with their racing idols.

Thursday, 9. August

Watch the teams make their final preparations, feel the spirit of MotoGP: On Thursday, between 4:40 pm and 6:30 pm, owners of a weekend ticket can participate in the Public Pitlane Walk (latest admission is at 6:00 pm). The walk leads from the start-finish grandstand via the pit lane to the Spielberg MotoGP Bike City. All information regarding the Public Pitlane Walk can be found here.

Friday, 10. August

Riders, start your engines! The first free practice session starts at 9:00 am and until 3:50 pm, the riders of MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 will conquer the Austrian track. From 4:05 pm until 6:35 pm the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup and the ADAC Junior Cup practice and qualifying sessions will take place.

“Spielberg MotoGP Bike City”: After the U2 Coverband “Achtung Babies” rock the stage from 3:45 pm, it will be an exciting time for fans when the stars of Moto2, Moto3 and MotoGP arrive on site for autographs and selfies. The entertainment continues on the Ö3 stage when Falco – The Show, the Black Eyed Peas (Elephunk) and Ö3 DJ Marco Jägert play until 11:00 pm.

Saturday, 11. August

At 9:00 am the free practice sessions begins for all categories and then at 12:35 pm it will be time to get serious when qualifying revs up for the MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 riders. Following the qualification sessions for the main classes, the track will be taken over by the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies and the ADAC Junior Cup riders.

Starting at 5:30 pm and playing until 11:00 pm, the following acts will be on stage at the “Spielberg MotoGP Bike City”: New Jersey (Bon Jovi Tribute), About Kings (Mario Barth & Band), Break Free (Queen Tribute) and the AC/DC Revival Band.

Sunday, 12. August

It’s go time! Following their warm-up sessions, the races of Moto3 and Moto2 are scheduled for 11 am and 12:20 pm respectively. Then, at exactly 1:51pm, everyone will rise to the sound of the Austrian National Anthem and then at 2:00 pm the “eyetime Motorcycle Grand Prix of Austria 2018” will finally rev into action!

More information can be found here and in the Spielberg App.

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