Saturday’s Supercross Round 15 Foxborough: How to watch, start times, schedule, TV info

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The Monster Energy Supercross Series could crown two champions Saturday with Round 15 of the 2022 season at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

In the premier 450 category, Eli Tomac can clinch his second championship in three seasons, and Jett Lawrence is aiming to wrap up his first title in the 250 East class.

With three events remaining this season, Tomac leads by 53 points over Jason Anderson, who won last week at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Tomac, who won the 2020 championship, would clinch if he finishes ahead of Anderson or at least one position behind him if Anderson places fourth or worse.

Lawrence will earn the 250 East championship with a 17th or better.

Saturday’s race will begin at 3 p.m. ET on NBC with qualifying getting started at 9 a.m. ET on Peacock Premium.

Here are the pertinent details for watching Round 15 of the 2022 Supercross season in Foxborough:


(All times are ET)

BROADCAST/STREAMING SCHEDULE: TV coverage of Supercross Round 15 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough will begin live Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on NBC, Peacock, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App. Qualifying will begin on Peacock at 9 a.m. ET. Leigh Diffey will handle play by play with analyst Ricky Carmichael, and Will Christien and Daniel Blair will report from the pits.

All 17 rounds of the 2022 Monster Energy Supercross schedule will be broadcast across the NBC, CNBC, USA Network, Peacock and NBC Sports digital platforms.

Peacock will stream live coverage of heats, qualifiers and main events. All Supercross heats, qualifiers and live and on-demand replays of races will be available on Peacock. Click here for more details (information on how to sign up is available by clicking here).

POINTS STANDINGS: 450 division l 250 division

ENTRY LISTS450 division l 250 division

EVENT SCHEDULE (all times ET): 

Here are the start times and schedule for Saturday’s Supercross Round 15 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough:

9:20 a.m.: 250 Group C Qualifying
9:350 a.m.: 250 Group B Qualifying
9:50 a.m.: 250 Group A Qualifying
10:05 a.m.: 450 Group A Qualifying
10:20 a.m.: 450 Group B Qualifying
10:35 a.m.: 450 Group C Qualifying
11:10 a.m.: 250 Group C Qualifying
11:25 a.m.: 250 Group B Qualifying
11:40 a.m.: 250 Group A Qualifying
11:55 a.m.: 450 Group A Qualifying
12:10 p.m.: 450 Group B Qualifying
12:25 p.m.: 450 Group C Qualifying
3:07 p.m.: 250 Heat 1
3:21 p.m.: 250 Heat 2
3:34 p.m.: 450 Heat 1
3:48 p.m.: 450 Heat 2
4:12 p.m.: 250 LCQ
4:22 p.m.: 450 LCQ
4:53 p.m.: 250 Main Event
5:26 p.m.: 450 Main Event

TRACK LAYOUTClick here to view the track map for Supercross Round 15 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.

HOW TO WATCH SUPERCROSS IN 2022Full NBC Sports schedule

ROUND 1: Ken Roczen scores his fourth victory in the season opener at Anaheim

ROUND 2: Jason Anderson earns first victory since 2018 championship

ROUND 3: Breakthrough victory for Chase Sexton

ROUND 4: Eli Tomac scores first win aboard a Yamaha

ROUND 5: Tomac takes Triple Crown event in Glendale

ROUND 6: Anderson triumphs in Anaheim

ROUND 7: Anderson takes advantage of late stumble by Sexton

ROUND 8: Tomac nips Anderson in Arlington Triple Crown

ROUND 9: Tomac sets Daytona victory record

ROUND 10: Tomac takes command with third consecutive victory

ROUND 11: Tomac remains unstoppable in Indianapolis

ROUND 12: Tomac ties Chad Reed for fourth on win list

ROUND 13: Marvin Musquin takes St. Louis triple crown

ROUND 14: Jason Anderson scores fourth win of season

FINAL 2021 STANDINGS: 450 points standings | 250 East points standings250 West points standings

Jack Miller wins the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix as Fabio Quartararo stops his downward points’ slide

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Jack Miller ran away with the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi as Fabio Quartararo stopped his downward slide in the championship when a last-lap accident from his closest rival in the standings caused Francesco Bagnaia to score zero points.

Starting seventh, Miller quickly made his way forward. He was second at the end of two laps. One lap later, he grabbed the lead from Jorge Martin. Once in the lead, Miller posted three consecutive fastest laps and was never seriously challenged. It was Australian native Miller’s first race win of the season and his sixth podium finish.

The proximity to his home turf was not lost.

“I can ride a motorcycle sometimes,” Miller said in NBC Sports’ post-race coverage. “I felt amazing all weekend since I rolled out on the first practice. It feels so awesome to be racing on this side of the world.

“What an amazing day. It’s awesome; we have the home Grand Prix coming up shortly. Wedding coming up in a couple of weeks. I’m over the moon; can’t thank everyone enough.”

Miller beat Brad Binder to the line by 3.4 seconds with third-place Jorge Martin finishing about one second behind.

But the center of the storm was located just inside the top 10 as both Quartararo and Bagnaia started deep in the field.

Quartararo was on the outside of row three in ninth with Bagnaia one row behind in 12th. Neither rider moved up significantly, but the championship continued to be of primary importance as Bagnaia put in a patented late-race charge to settle onto Quartararo’s back tire, which would have allowed the championship leader to gain only a single point.

On the final lap, Bagnaia charged just a little too hard and crashed under heavy braking, throwing away the seven points he would have earned for a ninth-place finish.

The day was even more dramatic for the rider who entered the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix third in the standings. On the sighting lap, Aleix Espargaro had an alarm sound, so he peeled off into the pits, dropped his primary bike and jumped aboard the backup. Starting from pit lane, he trailed the field and was never able to climb into the points. An undisclosed electronic problem was the culprit.

For Quartararo, gaining eight points on the competition was more than a moral victory. This was a track on which he expected to run moderately, and he did, but the problems for his rivals gives him renewed focus with four rounds remaining.

Next week, the series heads to Thailand and then Miller’s home track of Phillip Island in Australia. They will close out the Pacific Rim portion of the schedule before heading to Spain for the finale in early November.

It would appear team orders are not in play among the Ducati riders. Last week’s winner Enea Bastianini made an aggressive early move on Bagnaia for position before the championship contender wrestled the spot back.

In his second race back following arm surgery, Marc Marquez won the pole. His last pole was more than 1,000 days ago on this same track in 2019, the last time the series competed at Motegi. Marquez slipped to fifth in the middle stages of the race, before regaining a position to finish just off the podium.

In Moto2 competition, Ai Ogura beat Augusto Fernandez to close the gap in that championship to two points. Fernandez holds the scant lead. Alonso Lopez rounded out the podium.

Both American riders, Cameron Beaubier and Joe Roberts finished just outside the top 10 in 11th and 12th respectively.