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The number of laps in MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 races are to be adjusted to ensure greater parity in race duration.
Race distances in the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship will be adjusted from 2018, with a two-year transition beginning this season before final changes come into force in 2019. This is to ensure that races have a similar duration at each venue on the World Championship calendar, enhancing event organisation and aiding television broadcasters to better structure race day programming.
Due to the limitations of regulations regarding fuel and engine usage in the premier class, it is not possible to increase the distance of some MotoGP™ races and decrease the distance of others. Therefore, to achieve the objective of less variation in race duration, seven MotoGP™ races will be shortened, beginning in 2018. The Americas GP, French GP, Catalan GP, Czech GP and San Marino GP will be one lap shorter, with the Spanish GP set to shorten by two laps and the Valencia GP by three. These changes are final.