This weekend MotoGP heads to the incredible Assen circuit in the Netherlands. Fans in the UK will be able to catch the race at the historic track at 1pm on BT Sport 2, while those on the US West Coast can watch at 5am, and those on the East Coast at 8am.
Of course, you want to know how to watch, so here’s everything you need to know about the action this weekend as well as the full 2022 calendar, plus your options for streaming as well as watching on TV.
Note that the Finnish GP has been cancelled, and we’ve updated the calendar below to reflect that. This means there are now 20 races in total. The Grand Prix isn’t happening due to the “geopolitical” situation in the country, as well as the fact that work on the track has been delayed.
When is the Dutch MotoGP race start time?
Sunday 26 June at 2pm local time (that’s 1pm BST – live on BT Sport 2)
Free practice is televised on Friday and Saturday, followed by Qualifying. Here’s the schedule for the weekend (times are BST, not local time – for local times, scroll down for the full schedule).
Friday 24 June Free practice 1: 8.55-9.40am, Free practice 2: 13.10-13.55pm
Saturday 25 June Free practice 3: 8.55-9.40am; Free practice 4: 12.30-1pm; Qualifying: 13.10-13.50pm
Sunday 26 June Warmup: 8.40-9am; Race start – 1pm
Here are the start times around the world:
Here’s the full schedule for the weekend (all times are local track times – UTC +2):
15:10-15:25 Moto2 Q1 15:35-15:50 Moto2 Q2 Sunday 26th 9:00-9:10 Moto3 Warm Up 9:20-9:30 Moto2 Warm Up 9:40-10:00 MotoGP Warm Up 11:00 Moto3 Race 12:20 Moto2 Race 14:00 MotoGP Race
Is MotoGP shown on free-to-air TV?
In some countries it is, such as Australia, but in most places you’ll need to have the right paid-for TV package.
In the UK, for example, BT Sport has exclusive rights to live coverage until 2024.
Race highlights are available on ITV4, with the next race’s shown on 27 Jun at 8pm.
If you don’t have BT broadband, you can still get BT Sport by buying the
Monthly Pass, which costs £25. But for those who do have BT broadband,
adding a TV package is simple.
In the USA, although NBC Sports Network was shut down at the end of 2021, NBC still has the broadcast rights for MotoGP and will show every race of the 2022 season on NBC and CNBC. Only some will be shown live with the rest broadcast later on the same day.
Here’s a list of the broadcasters in various countries and regions that (as far as we know) will show MotoGP races in 2022:
BT Sport 2
USA: NBC & CNBC –
full list of broadcast times here
Fox Sports, 10
Asia: Fox Sports
Belgium: Canal +
Brazil: Fox Sports
Czech Republic Slovakia: Nova Sport
Germany: Servus TV
Indian Subcontinent: OSport
Latina America: ESPN
Netherlands: Ziggo Sport
Poland: Polsat Sport
Portugal: Sport TV
Thailand: PPTV HD
Wherever you are in the world, you can get the
MotoGP VideoPass, which lets you stream live and on-demand coverage of every GP on your devices – and TV if you have an Android TV, Apple TV, Roku or Amazon Fire TV.
It costs 199.99€ which is approximately £168/US$226. Streaming is in Full HD – not UHD sadly – but it also includes 45,000 videos to watch dating back as far as 1992.
Using a VPN allows you to watch MotoGP even if you’re not in your home country when a race is on. You simply launch the VPN, connect to a server in your country and, from abroad, you can watch as if you were at home.
Of course, this works the other way round, too, and allows you to watch races on TV networks which stream online but are region-locked. You may still need an account for that TV service, but with a good VPN such as
PureVPN, you can get around those regional blocks.
For more, read our guide to the
best VPN for streaming.
MotoGP 2022 calendar
This season sees two new tracks, the first at the newly built Mandalika International Street Circuit in Indonesia.
The other new track is the KymiRing in Finland, and it will be the first Finnish GP since 1982.
Termas de Rio Hondo
Circuit of the Americas
Red Bull Ring
Is Valentino Rossi racing in 2022?
Rossi won’t be racing this year. He retired at the end of the 2021 season after 25 years in MotoGP.
Fabio Quartararo – the Frenchman who won the 2021 championship – will be back to defend his title in 2022, though.
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