Here are your Spanish GP times on NBCSN, Live Extra

0 Comments

The Formula 1 season shifts fully to Europe for the next long period of the year, save for the trip to the Canadian Grand Prix in June. First up in the traditional European season is the Spanish Grand Prix, which airs this weekend on NBCSN.

Full times and coverage details are below:

Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) aims for his eighth consecutive win this weekend, as NBCSN presents live coverage of the Formula One Spanish Grand Prix this Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET. Pre-race coverage starts at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN withF1 Countdown.

NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will provide comprehensive streaming coverage of practice, qualifying, and the Spanish Grand Prix.

F1 SPANISH GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY AT 7:30 A.M. ET ON NBCSN

Rosberg has dominated the F1 circuit to begin the 2016 campaign, rattling off four consecutive wins to start the season, including his first ever “grand slam” at the Russian Grand Prix on May 1, as he led every lap from the pole and set the race’s fastest lap.

Rosberg has won seven consecutive races dating back to the 2015 campaign, tied with F1 legends Alberto Ascari and Michael Schumacher for the second-most consecutive wins in F1 history. With a win in Spain this weekend, Rosberg would move within one of Sebastian Vettel’s F1 record nine straight victories. Rosberg won his first Spanish Grand Prix last year, holding off Mercedes teammateLewis Hamilton.

Eight different drivers have won the Spanish Grand Prix the past eight years, including Hamilton, Fernando Alonso (McLaren), and current Ferrari teammates Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen.

Live coverage begins exclusively on NBC Sports Live Extra on Friday morning at 4 a.m. ET with Practice 1, followed by NBCSN’s live coverage of Practice 2 at 8 a.m. ET. Live Extra’s coverage continues Saturday at 5 a.m. ET with Practice 3, followed by live qualifying at 8 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Live Spanish Grand Prix coverage begins Sunday morning at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN.

Lead F1 announcer Leigh Diffey will call this weekend’s action, and will be joined by veteran analyst and former racecar driver David Hobbs, and analyst and former race mechanic for the Benetton F1 team Steve Matchett. F1 insider Will Buxton will serve as the team’s on-site reporter from Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain.

NBCSN will also present the GP2 race from Spain on Sunday at 6 a.m. ET, leading into pre-race coverage of the F1 Spanish Grand Prix.

Following is this week’s F1 coverage schedule on NBCSN:

Date Program Network Time (ET)
Fri., May 13 F1 Spanish Grand Prix – Practice 1 NBC Sports Live Extra 4 a.m.
F1 Spanish Grand Prix – Practice 2 NBCSN 8 a.m.
Sat., May 14 F1 Spanish Grand Prix – Practice 3 NBC Sports Live Extra 5 a.m.
Off The Grid – Austin NBCSN 6 a.m.
F1 Spanish Grand Prix – Practice 2 (Encore) NBCSN 6:30 a.m.
F1 Spanish Grand Prix – Qualifying NBCSN 8 a.m.
Sun., May 15 GP2 – Spain NBCSN 6 a.m.
F1 Countdown NBCSN 7 a.m.
F1 Spanish Grand Prix NBCSN 7:30 a.m.

Ken Roczen signs with HEP Progressive Ecstar Suzuki for 2023

Roczen Progressive Ecstar Suzuki
Align Media
0 Comments

ANAHEIM, California – Ken Roczen will make the move from HRC Honda to H.E.P. Motorsports with the Progressive Ecstar Suzuki team, ending a long and eventful offseason that saw his split from his longstanding team after he committed to running World Supercross (WSX).

“H.E.P. Motorsports is thrilled to announce that the team has signed Ken Roczen as its premier rider for the 2023 season,” the team announced on Instagram. “Former AMA Motocross champion Roczen will be aboard a Suzuki RM-Z450. Roczen, who won his most recent championship on a Suzuki, will be reunited with the brand and bring his exciting style, determination, and grit back to the RM Army.

“Ken Roczen will compete in the upcoming 2023 Supercross and Motocross Championship series which is set to start on January 7 at Anaheim Stadium in Southern California.”

For Roczen, it is a return to the bike of his youth and on which he had some of his greatest professional success.

“This thing has been going on for weeks and weeks and weeks in the making, but there was so much uncertainty,” Roczen told NBC Sports during Monster Energy Supercross Media Sessions. “It was a very unique situation. I just finally signed two nights ago, so it’s really only legit once the ink hits the paper. It’s been in the works for a long time, but there were just a lot of questions and a lot of input from a lot of other teams too.

“Good things take time, and I’m okay with that. I grew up riding Suzuki. Ot’s like a homecoming. It’s a special feeling”

Roczen won the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship on a Suzuki before making the move to Honda. That year he won nine of 12 Nationals and finished no worse than second as he easily outpaced Eli Tomac by 86 points. He finished third in his next Pro Motocross outing in 2018 after sitting out the outdoor season in 2017.

“I am beyond excited to reconnect with Suzuki for the 3rd time in my career. We’ve had a lot of success in the past and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish together in our future.” Roczen said in the Instagram post.