MotoGP 2021. Photo: motogp
MotoGP 2021. Photo: motogp

What a season we had in the year 2020! It was full of surprise. The season was reduced to 15 races due to the Covid pandemic. We didn’t get the usual start as the season opener in Qatar could stage only Moto2 & Moto3 events. The premier class had to be canceled due to Covid 19 and fans had to wait until July 19 for the season restart in Spain. MotoGP had come with some special safety guidelines using bio bubble to make it possible. Their updated calendar had only 15 races with four triple headers and 1 doubleheader. After the restart on July 19, the season successfully concluded on 22nd November in Portugal. Sportsfeista brings you complete details of the MotoGP 2021 calendar with the venue and prospective dates.

MotoGP 2021 race calendar

Here is the MotoGP NBC Sports schedule for broadcasts on NBC and NBCSN (subject to change; all times are Eastern):

Date Race Network Time (ET)
Sun., May 2 Spanish Grand Prix NBC 1:30 p.m.
Spanish Grand Prix NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Sun., May 16 Grand Prix of France NBCSN 5:30 p.m.
Sun., May 30 Italian Grand Prix NBCSN 5 p.m.
Sun., June 6 Catalunya Grand Prix NBCSN 10:30 p.m.
Sun., June 20 German Grand Prix NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Sun., June 27 Dutch Grand Prix NBC 12 p.m.
Dutch Grand Prix NBCSN 10 p.m.
Sun., July 11 Grand Prix of Finland NBCSN Midnight
Sun., August 15 Grand Prix of Austria NBCSN 4:30 p.m.
Sun., August 29 British Grand Prix NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
Sun., September 12 Aragon Grand Prix NBCSN 2:30 p.m.
Sun., September 19 Misano Grand Prix NBCSN 6 p.m.
Sun., October 3 Grand Prix of Japan NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
Sun., October 10 Thailand Grand Prix NBC 12 p.m.
Thailand Grand Prix NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
Sun., October 24 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix NBCSN 12:30 p.m.
Sun., October 31 Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
Sun., November 14 Valencia Grand Prix NBC 2:30 p.m.
Valencia Grand Prix NBCSN 6 p.m.

MotoGP 2021 Teams & Riders

Photo: foxsports
Photo: Foxsports

There have been some key moves made by the teams, however, Andrea Dovizioso deciding to part away with Ducati was one of the most shocking ones. Fans will miss Andrea Dovizioso in MotoGP season 2021 as he did not get any seat for the season. After Marquez ruled out in the opening round many thought Dovi will win this season. But there was something else was boiling down between Ducati and Dovi. Dovi finally decided to put his 13 years old relationship with Ducati to an end. It’s a shame we will not be able to the rider of the caliber of Dovizioso in 2021. He will be replaced by Francesco Bagnaia who will join Jack Miller.

In another popular move, Fabio Quartararo who has been impressive since 2019 will move Monster Yamaha team to join Maverick Vinales. The MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi will move to take Fabio’s place in Petronas Yamaha SRT team. Repsol Honda who signed Alex Marquez for season 2020 will have Pol Espargaro replacing him, Pol will now partner Marc Marquez. Alex Marquez will shift to LCR Honda to partner with Takaaki Nakagami who had a very impressive season this year. Danilo Petrucci will make way for Miguel Oliveira and move to Tech3 KTM to join Iker Lecuona.

Here is the list of the teams and their announced riders.

SN GP Riders 1 Riders 2
1 Aprillia Lorenzo Savadori Aleix Espargaro
2 Ducati Jack Miller Francesco Bagnaia
3 Pramac Racing Johann Zarco Jorge Martín
4 Esponsorama Racing Luca Marini Enea Bastianini
5 Repsol Honda Pol Espargaró Marc Marquez
6 LCR Honda Takaaki Nakagami Alex Marquez
7 Red Bull KTM Miguel Oliveira Brad Binder
8 Tech3 KTM Danilo Petrucci Iker Lecuona
9 Team Suzuki Joan Mir Alex Rins
10 Monster Energy Yamaha Maverick Viñales Fabio Quartararo
11 Petronas Yamaha Valentino Rossi Franco Morbidelli

Eurosport has bagged the rights of MotoGP telecast in the Indian subcontinent. Here are the details of the DTH provider where you can get the subscription to Eurosport, according to Sportsfeista.

MotoGP Points System

Points awarded to podium finishers (Top 3) Riders

Pos 1 2 3

Pts 25 20 16

Points awarded to Riders 4-9

Pos 4 5 6 7 8 9

Pts 13 11 10 9 8 7

Points awarded to Riders 10-15

Pos 10 11 12 13 14 15

Pts 06 05 04 03 02 01

How to watch a MotoGP live stream in the UK

Once again, BT Sport will be showing all the MotoGP action this year live on TV, usually on BT Sport 2.

Don't forget that BT now has a new £25 monthly sports pass, so you can get all that BT Sport goodness without a long-term commitment.

The BT Sport app will let subscribers watch MotoGP on any number of devices, including mobiles, tablets, consoles and smart TVs.

If you find yourself outside the UK and want to watch the MotoGP like you would at home, don't worry about geo-blocks on your account – simply grab a VPN and follow the instructions above to live stream the action.

How to watch a MotoGP live stream in the US

If you have cable, that means you're all set and will also be able to watch MotoGP online via the NBC Sports website - you'll just need to log in with details of your TV provider. For MotoGP fans based in the US, it's NBC and NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) that are showing races this season, though only five GPs are being shown live, with the rest on a delayed broadcast.

If you don't have cable, you'll want an over-the-top streaming service - try a FREE FuboTV trial today as it includes the channel and can be canceled no questions asked if it's not right for you.

Out of the US and want to watch your home coverage? No worries - just use a VPN as described above.

How to get a MotoGP live stream in Australia

This is great! However, anyone who watches more than just MotoGP may want to consider a service that gets them not only motorcycle racing but a wide range of sports coverage...You're in luck, Australia, as every MotoGP race of the 2020 season is set to be shown on free-to-air Network 10 channels, though if you're already a pay TV subscriber you can tune in on Fox Sports too.

Kayo Sports is a great-value streaming service that provides access to every MotoGP race, plus F1, AFL, NRL, Super Rugby AOT, cricket and way more. Handy if you don't want to go all out on Fox.

Better still, Kayo offers a FREE two-week trial!

After that, the Kayo Sports Basic Package costs $25 per month and allows users to stream across two devices simultaneously. The service also offers a Kayo Sports Premium Package, which provides three concurrent streams for $35 per month.

Don't forget, you can take your coverage abroad with you as well. For those wanting to watch home coverage of sports from overseas, a good VPN is the solution.

How to watch MotoGP online: Live stream in New Zealand

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Photo: financialexpress

MotoGP fans based in New Zealand need to tune into Spark Sport for the 2021 season. It costs $19.99 per month but if you just want to catch one race for free, you're in luck, as there's a 7-day free trial.

Once that's expired, you'll get coverage for the reasonable price of $24.99 a month. As well as the MotoGP action, you also get a bevvy of Black Caps and England cricket matches, NBA basketball action from the US, the F1 and EPL football.

Spark Sport is available via web browsers on your PC or Mac, plus Apple and Android mobile devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, selected Samsung, Sony, Panasonic and LG TVs, and select Freeview streamers.

If you're abroad and want to sign-in to watch the subscription you can, using one of our best VPN recommendations.

How to watch MotoGP from outside your country

If you find yourself abroad at all during the 2021 MotoGP season, you'll likely discover you're unable to access your usual coverage like you would at home (for example, Australians will be blocked from catching their free Network 10 coverage). This isn't necessarily caused for alarm, but rather the result of geo-blocking - best understood as digital borders that restrict certain services and content to certain parts of the world.

Fortunately, there's a convenient way around this in the form of a VPN. This is a nifty bit of software that lets you whizz around these digital borders, thereby allowing you to globetrot and still access your preferred MotoGP live stream. It's a completely legal workaround, very affordable, and super easy to use - allow us to explain more.
We've put all the major VPNs through their paces and we rate ExpressVPN as our top pick, thanks to its speed, ease of use and strong security features. It's also compatible with just about any streaming device out there, including Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox and PlayStation, as well as Android and Apple mobiles.

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MotoGP Live Stream Free

Here you will get free MotoGP races live streaming links for every Grand Prix before the start of every MotoGP session. You can watch MotoGP live streaming for free in HD with the help of BT Sports links. Fox Sports 1 live streaming of MotoGP races will be available on their official website.

BT Sport 2 to have all the MotoGP race live on TV while the BT Sport app will allow the users to watch MotoGP live stream online on laptops, iOS and Android mobile devices. The UK fans can subscribe to BT Sport at £6 per month.

Racing fans in the UK can watch live coverage of the MotoGP on BT Sport 2. The BT Sport app and the official website is showing MotoGP live streaming on a desktop computer, mobile phones and a laptop.

The UK fans can also download the BT Sport app which is available for iOS, Android and Windows 10 devices to watch MotoGP live streaming HD. BBC does not have tv or streaming rights to stream the MotoGP live race in Europe.

Trans7 will have a live race in Indonesia and Fox sports in Australia. Sky Italia is the official broadcaster of MotoGP live in Italy while beIN SPORTS will have MotoGP live race in the USA and middle east countries.

Indian motorsports viewers can watch the race and MotoGP live stream on Sony Six channel. Check out the complete list of MotoGP broadcasters.

The US racing viewers can catch MotoGP streaming on beIN Sports who holds the official broadcasting rights of MotoGP 2020. In Australia, there are a couple of options to watch the MotoGP streaming, Network Ten and Fox Sports provides he coverage through the paid subscription while 10 Bold is a free-to-air channel in Australia.

TV Channels Broadcasting MotoGP: In the United States, beIN Sports will have the live coverage of every Grand Prix plus Moto2 and Moto3 coverage on a delayed basis. The UK viewers can watch MotoGP live on BT Sports while ITV will broadcasting highlights of the MotoGP races, Sportingfree wrote.

How to watch MotoGP highlights

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Photo: crash

ITV4 will air highlights of every race following a last-minute announcement after they secured the rights for the 2021 season.

The hour-long highlights show will air every Monday night after a race weekend and including coverage of MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3, bringing fans closer to the action on free-to-air TV, Radio Times cited.

MotoGP results 2021

28th March – Qatar

  1. Maverick Vinales (Yamaha)
  2. Johann Zarco (Ducati)
  3. Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati)

4th April – Doha

  1. Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha)
  2. Johann Zarco (Pramac Racing)
  3. Jorge Martin (Pramac Racing)

18th April – Portugal

  1. Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha)
  2. Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati)
  3. Joan Mir (Suzuki)

What is MotoGP?

New to the sport? Allow us to bring you up to speed on MotoGP.

The competition has been around since 1949, making it the oldest motorsport championship in the world. The event typically travels the globe with 19 races spread across 15 countries and multiple continents - though as we've already said, the 2020 season was a bit different due to coronavirus and there were significantly fewer races.

A Grand Prix event takes place over three days, with the first two days devoted to Free Practice sessions and qualifying races, and the Grand Prix itself staged on Sundays.

MotoGP is the absolute apex of motorcycle racing and all the big name manufacturers take part, including the likes of Aprilia, Ducati, Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha and KTM. All the machines in this class top out at 1,000cc but that's more than enough power for these finely tuned monster machines, which was clear when the top speed record was set in 2018 at 221.5mph.

Just below MotoGP is Moto2, for 600cc engines, and Moto3 for 250cc engines, both of which have a lower age minimum of 16 (MotoGP riders must be at least 18-years-old to qualify), acting as a feeding line for new riders. There's also now a MotoE competition for electric motorcycle racing.

The 2021 MotoGP is the 73rd edition of the championship and follows on from last year's event where Suzuki's Joan Mir took the top spot, followed by Yamaha's Morbidelli and Suzuki's Rins in third, TechRadar reported.

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