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2021 MotoGP Catalunya GP – tips on how to watch, session occasions & extra

After an emotional Italian GP, the place Swiss Moto3 rider Jason Dupasquier tragically died from accidents sustained in a crash at Mugello, the MotoGP paddock travels to Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya one week on.

Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo prolonged his MotoGP championship result in 24 factors with victory at Mugello, with Pramac Ducati’s Johann Zarco shifting as much as second place within the standings after manufacturing unit Ducati rider Francesco Bagnaia crashed out whereas main the early levels of his residence race.

Miguel Oliveira claimed KTM’s first MotoGP podium of the season in second place narrowly forward of defending world champion Joan Mir in third for Suzuki.

However it was one other nightmare race for Honda’s Marc Marquez and Suzuki’s Alex Rins who each crashed out of the race.

After signing a brand new manufacturing unit KTM contract to maintain him on the Austrian squad till the tip of 2024, Brad Binder gave his marketing campaign hopes a lift with fifth place at Mugello simply behind Zarco, as Jerez and Le Mans winner Jack Miller needed to accept sixth place at Ducati’s residence spherical.

Quartararo will head to Barcelona as robust favorite having gained the 2020 Catalunya GP, as he appears to be like to increase his wholesome MotoGP championship lead.

Johann Zarco, Pramac Racing

Johann Zarco, Pramac Racing

Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

2021 Catalunya MotoGP session timings

MotoGP will run its customary schedule throughout the Catalunya GP weekend, with two follow classes on Friday that may run for 45 minutes every. On Saturday third follow can even run for 45 minutes, with the highest 10 on the mixed FP1-2-Three timesheet routinely coming into into Q2 of qualifying. A last 30-minute FP4 session is held on Saturday afternoon forward of qualifying.

Q1 of qualifying sees all riders who didn’t end within the high 10 of the mixed follow occasions participate, with the highest two finishers progressing into Q2 alongside the highest 10 who gained an computerized spot by way of their follow occasions.

Q2 is the pole place shootout which decides the order of the entrance 4 rows, with the remainder of the grid organised on Q1 occasions, for the Catalunya GP on Sunday.

Moto2, Moto3 and MotoE are additionally in motion in the course of the Catalunya GP.

Friday 4th June 2021
Free Follow 1: eight:55am-09:40am BST (9:55am-10:40am native)
Free Follow 2: 1:10pm-1:55pm BST (2:10pm-2:55pm native)

Saturday fifth June 2021
Free Follow Three: eight:55am-9:40am BST (9:55am-10:40am native)
Free Follow four: 12:30pm-1:00pm BST (1:30pm-2:00pm native)
Qualifying: 1:10pm-1:50pm BST (2:10pm-2:50pm native)

Sunday sixth June 2021
Heat Up: eight:30am-08:50am BST (9:30am-09:50am native)
Race: 12:00pm BST (1:00pm native)

Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Team

Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Staff

Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

How can I watch the Catalunya MotoGP?

  • Channel: BT Sport 2
  • Channel numbers: Sky – 414 (BT Sport 2)
  • Channel numbers: Virgin Media – 528 (BT Sport 2)

BT Sport’s stay protection of Sunday’s motion begins with the warm-up classes at eight:00am, taken from the world feed, earlier than switching to its personal broadcast at 9:30am for the pre-race present forward of the Moto3 race.

The build-up to the MotoGP race begins from 11:30am, or when the Moto3 race finishes, forward of lights out at 12:00pm. To keep away from clashing with Components 1’s Azerbaijan GP, the MotoGP Catalunya GP is being run earlier than each the Moto2 and MotoE races.

Alex Rins, Team Suzuki MotoGP

Alex Rins, Staff Suzuki MotoGP

Photograph by: Dorna

Can I stream the Catalunya MotoGP?

Viewers in the UK also can stream the Catalunya GP by buying a video cross from MotoGP.com. A one-off video cross, the rest of the 2021 MotoGP season, prices £129.01p.

The video cross offers entry to each stay session, qualifying and race, plus world feed content material and the possibility to observe earlier races.

Climate forecast for the Catalunya MotoGP

Barcelona is ready for combined situations all through the weekend, beginning sunny and cloudy on Friday, however with an opportunity of cloudy and wet climate on Saturday, earlier than sunny and cloudy situations return on race day. Highs of 24 levels Celsius are forecast on race day, which is round three levels hotter than the Italian GP.

Most Catalunya MotoGP winners (premier class solely)

Valentino Rossi: 7 wins (500cc – 2001, MotoGP – 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2016)
Jorge Lorenzo: 5 wins (MotoGP – 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2018)
Marc Marquez: 2 wins (MotoGP – 2014, 2019)
Casey Stoner: 2 wins (MotoGP – 2007, 2011)
Mick Doohan: 2 wins (500cc – 1997, 1998)

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