TV times for this weekend’s Honda Indy Toronto on NBCSN and Live Extra

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The 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season ventures to Canada for its sole overseas round of the season this weekend with the Honda Indy Toronto.

TV times and details are below:

NBCSN continues its extensive coverage of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series this weekend “north of the border,” with a live presentation of Honda Indy Toronto this Sunday, June 14, at 3 p.m. ET.

Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi) looks to build on his win last week at the Firestone 600 on Sunday at the Honda Indy Toronto at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Dixon’s win in Texas was his second victory of the season, drawing him within 43 points of championship leader Juan Pablo Montoya (Team Penske). Dixon is third in the overall standings, while last year’s champion Will Power (Team Penske) sits in second place, 35 points behind Montoya. Dixon has experienced recent success in Toronto, recording a sweep of the doubleheader at the Exhibition Place circuit in 2013.

This weekend’s coverage begins on Saturday at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN with qualifying, prior to NBCSN’s live race coverage on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET. In addition, NBCSN will air coverage of the Indy Lights series from Toronto on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET, leading into the Honda Indy Toronto.

NBC Sports Group lead IndyCar play-by-play voice Leigh Diffey will call the Honda Indy Toronto, alongside F1 analyst and former race mechanic for the Benetton F1 team Steve Matchett, and analyst and Toronto native Paul Tracy. Robin Miller, Jon Beekhuis, Kevin Lee and Katie Hargitt will handle pit reporting duties. Kevin Lee, (play-by-play), Anders Krohn (analyst) and Katie Hargitt (reporter) will handle coverage of the Indy Lights race.

Following is this week’s motorsports coverage schedule on NBCSN:

Date Program Time (ET) Network
Sat., June 13 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross High Point – Practice 10:30 a.m. NBC Sports Live Extra
Speed Energy Stadium Truck Super Series – Detroit 11 a.m. NBCSN
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross High Point – Pre-race Noon NBC Sports Live Extra
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross High Point– Moto 1s 1 p.m. MAVTV
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross High Point – Moto 2s 3 p.m. NBCSN
Honda Indy Toronto – Qualifying* 5 p.m. NBCSN
Sun., June 14 Road To Indy 1 p.m. NBCSN
Indy Lights – Toronto 2 p.m. NBCSN
Honda Indy Toronto 3 p.m.  NBCSN

 

MotoGP points leader Fabio Quartararo scores third win of season

MotoGP Fabio Quartararo
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Fabio Quartararo won the Catalan Grand Prix, recapturing the MotoGP points lead and his championship momentum Sunday with his third victory of the season.

Quartararo, who opened the season with his first two career victories in the premier series, took his first checkered flag in two months by winning at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya aboard his Petronas Yamaha SRT.

The French rider opened an eight-point lead (108-100) over Joan Mir, who finished second Sunday. Alex Rins was third.

After winning the previous race, Maverick Vinales slipped to 18 points behind Quartararo after a ninth-place finish.

Andrea Dovizioso was the points leader entering the race but crashed his Ducati in the second turn and placed last. Dovizioso fell three spots to fourth in the championship rankings, 24 points behind Fabio Quartararo in MotoGP.