MotoGP NBC Sports schedule: How to watch the 2021 season broadcasts on TV, streams

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NBC Sports has released its broadcast schedule for the 2021 MotoGP season, which will begin Sunday with the Grand Prix of Qatar from Losail International Circuit in Doha, Qatar.

The season opener will be shown on tape delay at 11:30 p.m. ET Sunday on NBCSN. The full 19-race schedule will be on NBCSN with four events also shown on NBC — the Spanish Grand Prix on May 2, the Dutch Grand Prix on June 27, the Thailand Grand Prix on Oct. 10 and the Valencia Grand Prix on Nov. 14.

A MotoGP race at Circuit of the Americas was added in June, replacing the canceled event in Japan. The race will be televised by NBCSN at 2:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, Oct. 3.

This will be the second consecutive season of MotoGP on NBC Sports. All race coverage on NBC and NBCSN also will be streaming on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.

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Live and on-demand coverage of all races is available for streaming through MotoGP VideoPass (click here for more details, or visit MotoGP.TV).

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., March 28 Grand Prix of Qatar NBCSN 11:30 p.m.
Sun., April 4 Grand Prix of Doha NBCSN 10:30 p.m.
Sun., April 18 Portugal Grand Prix NBCSN 2:30 p.m.
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 the Americas NBCSN 2:30 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.

X44 Racing win 2022 Extreme E championship as Abt Cupra score first race victory

2022 Extreme E Uruguay
Extreme E
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Abt Cupra Racing’s Nasser Al-Attiyah and Klara Andersson scored their first win in the Extreme E Energy X Prix in the 2022 finale in Uruguay as Lewis Hamilton’s X44 Vida Carbon Racing drivers Sebastien Loeb and Cristina Gutierrez survived a chaotic finale to edge the 2021 champion Rosberg X Prix team of Johan Kristoffersson and Mikhaela Ahlin-Kottulinsky, by two points.

“There are so many emotions,” Andersson said in Extreme E’s coverage. “I’ve been waiting for this for so long. In my second race, first full weekend to be at the top of the podium: it’s big.”

Andersson was behind the wheel at the finish.

Rosberg Racing entered the event with a 17-point advantage over X44, but the standings were close enough that four teams remained in contention in Round 5.

“It’s a crucial weekend for us,” Loeb said in Extreme E’s coverage prior to the race. “We are not in the best position to win the championship, but the only thing we can do is try to win the race and score as many points as possible.”

The top two title contenders each crashed in qualification and were relegated to the Crazy Race, Extreme E’s version of the Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ). For the moment, they had the steepest hill to climb, but then the other two championship contending teams, Chip Ganassi Racing and Acciona Sainz Racing failed to advance from their heats.

Only one team advances from the Crazy Race, so the X44 drivers were in a must-win situation to simply keep hope alive.

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Ahlin-Kottulinsky and Gutierrez ran wheel to wheel into the first turn at the start of the LCQ.

The Rosberg racer experienced crash damage in that turn that damaged her front steering, but managed to limp back to the pits at the end of her two-lap stint. The team attempted to fix the steering, but incurred a penalty for having too many mechanics in the pit area.

Meanwhile, Gutierrez took the early lead, but knew she would need to sit through a five-second penalty for an incident earlier in the weekend. The female half of the gender equal pair erased the penalty by entering the Switch Zone with a five-second lead before turning the car over to Loeb.

That was all the nine-time World Rally Championship titlist needed to give him the advantage needed to win the Crazy Race.

But the championship was not over yet. X44 Racing needed to finish third or better in the five-car finale to earn enough points for the title and after advancing from the LCQ, they were forced to take the worst grid position.

A chaotic start to the Finale saw Loeb run as high the lead and low as fourth after getting pushed off course during his first lap. And that is how he entered to Switch Zone.

On her first lap, Gutierrez slammed into Molly Taylor. With one lap remaining, X44 and Gutierrez were still in fourth and the title hope was quickly evaporating, but it was announced halfway through the lap that the third-running Andretti United team would suffer a penalty for a Switch Zone infraction. The seven-second deduction for Timmy Hansen braking too late in the zone made the difference in the title.

Coming off a disappointing Copper X Prix when Tanner Foust and Emma Gilmour crossed under the checkers first, but were relegated to fifth by penalty, the McLaren pair scored their first podium of the season in second.