FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 25th, 2021
NBC SPORTS ANNOUNCES 2021 MOTOGP SEASON TELECAST SCHEDULE
All 19 Races to be Featured on NBC and NBCSN
Season Begins this Sunday with Coverage of the Grand Prix of Qatar at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Ryan Blaney — Last Week’s NASCAR Cup Series Winner at Atlanta — and Father, Dave Blaney, Join Dale Jr. Download – Tonight at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 25, 2021 – NBC Sports has announced its television schedule for the 2021 MotoGP season on NBC and NBCSN, beginning with the Grand Prix of Qatar from Losail International Circuit in Doha, Qatar, this Sunday, March 28, at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
All 19 races will be presented on NBCSN, and NBC will present premiere telecasts of four races:
- Spanish Grand Prix from Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto on Sunday, May 2, at 1:30 p.m. ET;
- Dutch Grand Prix from TT Circuit Assen on Sunday, June 27, at 12 p.m. ET;
- Thailand Grand Prix from Chang International Circuit on Sunday, Oct. 10, at 12 p.m. ET;
- Valencia Grand Prix from Circuit Ricardo Tormo on Sunday, Nov. 14, at 2:30 p.m. ET.
The 2021 MotoGP season features a number of compelling storylines and star riders, headlined by nine-time champion Valentino Rossi aiming for his first victory in nearly four years, eight-time champion Marc Marquez looking to make his return after being sidelined by an injury for almost a year, defending champion Joan Mir, and Fabio Quartararo, winner of three races in 2020.
2021 marks NBC Sports’ second season as the exclusive television home of MotoGP in the United States. All race coverage presented on NBC and NBCSN will stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
In addition to weekend telecasts on NBC and NBCSN, live and on-demand coverage of all races will be available to stream on MotoGP VideoPass, in addition to every session of MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3. For more details, click here or visit MotoGP.TV.
Below is the schedule for MotoGP’s telecasts on NBC and NBCSN (subject to change):
|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||Portuguese 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||French Grand Prix||NBCSN||5:30 p.m.|
|Sun., May 30||Italian Grand Prix||NBCSN||5 p.m.|
|Sun., June 6||Catalan 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||Finnish Grand Prix||NBCSN||Midnight|
|Sun., August 15||Austrian Grand Prix||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||San Marino Grand Prix||NBCSN||6 p.m.|
|Sun., October 3||Japanese Grand Prix||NBCSN||6:30 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.|
DALE JR. DOWNLOAD
NASCAR Cup Series driver Ryan Blaney, coming off his victory in Sunday’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, and his father, former NASCAR driver Dave Blaney, are this week’s guests on the Dale Jr. Download episode that airs tonight at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Produced on-site at Dirty Mo Media Studios in Mooresville, N.C., the Dale Jr. Download on NBCSN takes viewers couch-side for the taping of the motorsports icon’s weekly podcast, featuring unparalleled perspective, candid commentary, and insight that fans have come to expect from Dale Jr.
MotoGP is part of NBC Sports’ “Home of Motorsports” programming throughout 2021, spanning NASCAR, INDYCAR, IMSA, Mecum Auctions, Monster Energy Supercross, the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, Progressive American Flat Track, Monster Jam, Dakar Rally, and more.