WATCH LIVE: European GP on NBCSN, Live Extra from 8am ET

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Formula 1 enters the unknown on Sunday with the first European Grand Prix in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The Baku City Circuit has already been dubbed as one of the most unique tracks the sport has known, mixing high-speed sections with exceedingly tight complexes.

Defending world champion Lewis Hamilton was unable to carry the momentum from Monaco and Canada into qualifying, making a costly error that leaves him 10th on the grid.

Mercedes teammate and drivers’ championship leader Nico Rosberg was able to capitalize – just – and pick up the first pole position in Baku.

However, with Daniel Ricciardo alongside him on the front row and the Ferrari duo of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen lurking just behind on the second row, Rosberg knows he has a fight on his hands today.

You can watch the European Grand Prix live on NBCSN and Live Extra from 8am ET on Sunday. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.

Leigh Diffey, David Hobbs and Steve Matchett will be on the call, with pit reporter Will Buxton on the ground in Baku with updates and interviews throughout the race.

Here’s what to watch for in today’s race. Also be sure to follow the @F1onNBCSports Twitter account for live updates throughout the race.

Ken Roczen signs with HEP Progressive Ecstar Suzuki for 2023

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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.