After being postponed as a result of the pandemic, the 2020 MotoGP season is set to kick off this weekend with the Gran Premio Red Bull de España and we have all the details on how you can watch the race on TV or online.
This Sunday's race will be the first of 17 races that are set to take place between July and December of this year as MotoGP makes up for lost time. Thirteen of these races will be held in Europe in Spain, Italy, Austria, France and the Czech republic while the remaining three will be held in Argentina, Thailand and Malaysia, travel restrictions permitting. As was the case with the recent return of Formula 1, there will be no spectators in attendance at the Gran Premio Red Bull de España and social distancing measures will also be in place.
The Gran Premio Red Bull de España will be held at the Circuito de Jerez in Spain's Andalusia region. The track has 13 turns, a circuit length of 2.751 miles and the race will consist of 27 laps. Based on past races at the Circuito de Jerez, it will take riders just over forty minutes to complete all 27 laps. Repsol Honda's Marc Márquez currently holds the fastest lap record on the course with a time of one minute and thirty eight seconds on lap 15. He also finished first place in the 2019 Gran Premio Red Bull de España.
For the 2020 MotoGP season, there have been a few changes to the rules with the most significant being that riders will be penalized for jump starting on the grid. If a rider does this, they will be punished by having to take two long laps around the course which could shave between three to five seconds off of their time per lap.
Whether you're a long-time fan of MotoGP that's been waiting on the start of the 2020 season for some time now or just want to tune in to catch all the action at the Circuito de Jerez this weekend, we'll show you exactly how to watch the 2020 Gran Premio Red Bull de España from anywhere in the world.
Gran Premio Red Bull de España - Where and when?
The Gran Premio Red Bull de España will be held at the Circuito de Jerez in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain from July 17-19. There will be a total of three free practice sessions with two being held on Friday and one taking place on Saturday before the qualifying. The Gran Premio Red Bull de España will be held on Sunday beginning at 8am ET / 5am PT / 1pm BST / 10pm AEDT.
How to watch the Gran Premio Red Bull de España from anywhere
We have all the details on how you can watch the 2020 Gran Premio Red Bull de España in the U.S., Canada, UK and Australia further down in this guide. However, if you're currently traveling or live in a country without an official broadcast option you won't be able to watch the return of MotoGP this weekend.
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Live stream the Gran Premio Red Bull de España in the U.S.
If you live in the US and have a cable subscription, you'll be able to watch the Gran Premio Red Bull de España on NBCSports and the network will begin its coverage of the event at 8am ET / 5am PT on Sunday, July 19. If you'd rather stream the Gran Premio Red Bull de España online, you can do so on NBCSports' website but you will need to login with the credentials from your cable provider to do so.
Alternatively, if you're a big MotoGP fan and don't want to miss a single event, you can sign up for MotoGP VideoPass. The service costs either $34.32 per month, $41.19 for the quarter or $160.20 with an annual subscription. For the price though, you can watch every Grand Prix live or OnDemand in 1080p and you also get access to MotoGP VideoPass' apps for PC, Mac, Android, iOS, Roku, AppleTV, AndroidTV and Amazon FireTV. Keep in mind though that you will be charged in Euros and these prices are just an approximation of the current exchange rate with the US dollar.
Don't want to sign up for cable just to watch the Gran Premio Red Bull de España, don't worry as there are now a number of streaming services, all at different price points, which will give you access to the network so you can watch all the action at the Circuito de Jerez this weekend. We've listed a few of our favorites below to make things easier for you.
- Hulu with Live TV - $54.99 per month - As well as giving you access to NBCSN, the service also includes its own Hulu Originals and supports a wide variety of streaming devices.
- Sling TV - $30 per month - In order to get access to NBCSN, you'll have to sign up for Sling TV's Sling Blue package. The service also lets you watch on three screens simultaneously and record live TV with its Cloud DVR.
- YouTube TV - $65 per month - YouTube TV gives you access to NBCSN as well as over 70 other TV channels and a free 7-day trial is available.
- AT&T TV Now - $65 per month - AT&T TV Now may be more expensive than the competition but in addition to NBCSN you also get access to HBO with your plan. The service allows you to watch over 45 live TV channels and you can also record up to 20 hours of content using its cloud DVR.
- FuboTV - starting at $54.99 per month. FuboTV gives you access to NBCSN as well as over 80 other channels. The service also includes a 7-day free trial so you can test it out for yourself.
SlingTV your best bet
Signing up for SlingTV is the easiest and most affordable way to catch the big race this weekend.
Watch the Gran Premio Red Bull de España in Canada
MotoGP fans in Canada can watch the Gran Premio Red Bull de España on beIN Sports beginning at 8am ET / 5am PT on Sunday. If you're not a subscriber yet, you can sign up for BeIN Sports for $14.95 per month or save a bit by going with the annual pass for $164.95.
Live stream the Gran Premio Red Bull de España in the UK
UK viewers will be able to watch this weekend's Gran Premio Red Bull de España on BT Sport as the network holds the exclusive rights to broadcast MotoGP in the country. BT Sport's coverage of Sunday's race will begin at 1pm BST.
One of the best things about BT Sport is the fact that the network also has a spoiler-free replay page so you can watch the Gran Premio Red Bull de España at your convenience. You can also stream the full event via the BT Sport app and on its webpage.
How to watch the Gran Premio Red Bull de España in Australia
MotoGP fans in Australia will be able to catch all the action at this year's Gran Premio Red Bull de España Fox Sports but you will need to be a Foxtel subscriber to watch. The network will show the race at 10pm AEDT on Sunday evening.
If you're not a Foxtel subscriber and still want to watch the start of the MotoGP 2020 season, you can watch the entire event on Kayo Sports. The service costs between $25 and $35 per month depending on the package you choose but new customers can take advantage of Kayo Sports' 14-day Free Trial to watch the 2020 Gran Premio Red Bull de España.
Gran Premio Red Bull de España Teams and Riders
Aprilia Racing Team Gresini
- Bradley Smith – #38
- Aleix Espargaro – #41
- Andrea Dovizioso – #4
- Danilo Petrucci – #9
- Takaaki Nakagami – #30
- Cal Crutchlow – #35
Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP
- Maverick Vinales – #23
- Valentino Rossi – #46
Petronas Yamaha SRT
- Fabio Quartararo – #20
- Franco Morbidelli – #21
- Jack Miller – #43
- Francesco Bagnaia – #63
Reale Avintia Racing
- Johann Zarco – #5
- Tito Rabat – #53
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
- Brad Binder – #33
- Pol Espargaro – #44
Red Bull KTM Tech 3
- Iker Lecuona – #27
- Miguel Oliveira – #88
Respol Honda Team
- Alex Marquez – #73
- Marc Marquez – #93
Team SUZUKI ECSTAR
- Joan Mir – #36
- Alex Rins – #42
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