MotoGP Dutch Grand Prix – Start time, how to watch & more

Maverick Vinales is on pole position at Assen after beating team-mate Fabio Quartararo in qualifying for the MotoGP Dutch Grand Prix. Here’s how and when you can watch the race.

MotoGP Dutch Grand Prix – Start time, how to watch & more

Having dominating free practice, Vinales bounced back from his nightmare German GP showing where he finished a career-worst 19th place to take his first pole of the 2021 season, beating factory Yamaha team-mate Quartararo by 0.071 seconds.

After progressing through Q1, Francesco Bagnaia powered his Ducati to third place in Q2 with an eye-catching late lap, to push LCR Honda’s Takaaki Nakagami off of the front row and into fourth place.

Johann Zarco, the other Q1 graduate alongside Bagnaia, claimed fifth place on his Pramac Ducati with KTM’s Miguel Oliveira rounding out the second row.

Alex Rins had to settle for seventh place for Suzuki but kept ahead of Ducati’s Jack Miller and the Aprilia of Aleix Espargaro.

With defending MotoGP world champion Joan Mir taking 10th place for Suzuki, Honda’s Pol Espargaro and Petronas SRT Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi completed the Q2 contenders.

Following a heavy FP2 fall, two-time Dutch TT winner Marc Marquez struggled to recover and qualified down in 20th place for the factory Honda squad.

Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Factory Racing

Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Factory Racing

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

When is the MotoGP Dutch Grand Prix?

• Date: Sunday 27th June 2021
• Start time: 1:00pm BST, 2:00pm local time

How can I watch the Dutch MotoGP?

In the United Kingdom, the Dutch GP race day will be broadcast live on BT Sport, which has live broadcasting television rights for the entire 2021 MotoGP season. The race will be shown live on BT Sport 2, with race coverage starting at 12:30pm BST, directly after the Moto2 race. BT Sport will also be showing the MotoE race from Barcelona.

TV Channel: BT Sport 2
Channel number: Sky – 414
Channel number: Virgin Media – 528
Start time: 12:30pm BST
MotoGP also offers its own live online video streaming service which is available to stream in the UK.

Jack Miller, Ducati Team

Jack Miller, Ducati Team

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

How can I watch the Dutch MotoGP highlights?

ITV4 will show the highlights of each MotoGP round in 2021, including highlights of the Moto2 and Moto3 classes, which will be broadcast on each Monday evening after the race.

TV Channel: ITV4
Channel number: Freeview – 25
Channel number: Sky – 120 HD, 818 SD
Channel number: Virgin Media – 178 HD, 118 SD
Channel number: Freesat – 117
Start time: Monday 28th June - 10:00pm BST

What's the weather forecast for the race at Assen?

Warm and sunny weather conditions are forecast for the Dutch Grand Prix at Assen on Sunday afternoon, with low chance of rain and a high of 24 degrees Celsius for the start of the race.

MotoGP Dutch TT starting grid

Cla Rider Bike Time
1 Spain Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'31.814
2 France Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'31.885
3 Italy Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'32.116
4 Japan Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'32.314
5 France Johann Zarco Ducati 1'32.394
6 Portugal Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'32.450
7 Spain Alex Rins Suzuki 1'32.597
8 Australia Jack Miller Ducati 1'32.609
9 Spain Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'32.666
10 Spain Joan Mir Suzuki 1'32.748
11 Spain Pol Espargaro Honda 1'32.830
12 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'32.919
13 Spain Iker Lecuona KTM 1'32.724
14 Spain Jorge Martin Ducati 1'32.850
15 Italy Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1'33.258
16 Spain Alex Marquez Honda 1'33.288
17 Italy Luca Marini Ducati 1'33.321
18 Italy Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'33.378
19 Italy Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'33.404
20 Spain Marc Marquez Honda 1'33.477
21 South Africa Brad Binder KTM 1'33.597
22 United States Garrett Gerloff Yamaha 1'33.739
shares
comments

Related video

Quartararo “needs to be clever” battling Vinales in Assen MotoGP race
Previous article

Quartararo “needs to be clever” battling Vinales in Assen MotoGP race

Next article

Vinales considering shock Yamaha MotoGP exit for Aprilia in 2022

Vinales considering shock Yamaha MotoGP exit for Aprilia in 2022
Load comments
The Rossi-less future MotoGP must now navigate Plus

The Rossi-less future MotoGP must now navigate

Motorcycle racing's greatest showman has left the stage, as Valentino Rossi calls time on his remarkable career on two wheels. But in his successors, all of whom were inspired by 'the Doctor', grand prix racing has vibrant new acts to keep us hooked

MotoGP
Dec 4, 2021
Valentino Rossi’s 10 greatest MotoGP races Plus

Valentino Rossi’s 10 greatest MotoGP races

As the Italian legend finally bows out and retires from MotoGP, it marks the end of one of the most incredible careers in motorsport history. Here is Autosport’s pick of his best rides and the stories behind them

MotoGP
Dec 3, 2021
How Ducati has drawn first blood in the 2022 MotoGP title race Plus

How Ducati has drawn first blood in the 2022 MotoGP title race

The 2021 MotoGP season may have only just ended but preparations for 2022 are well underway following a two-day test at Jerez this week. Ducati has hit the ground running while a lack of progress dominated Yamaha’s and world champion Fabio Quartararo’s test. While no battle lines have been drawn yet for 2022, it appears Ducati has already drawn first blood...

MotoGP
Nov 20, 2021
Why Suzuki's quest for a new MotoGP boss may be too late Plus

Why Suzuki's quest for a new MotoGP boss may be too late

Suzuki is on the search for a new team manager after its decision not to replace Davide Brivio at the start of 2021 was backed up by its unsuccessful bid to help Joan Mir defend his 2020 MotoGP world title. But whoever Shinichi Sahara appoints next, it may have already come too late to convince Mir to stick with the project

MotoGP
Nov 19, 2021
How Rossi got the perfect send-off to his MotoGP career Plus

How Rossi got the perfect send-off to his MotoGP career

The greatest chapter in MotoGP history came to a close at the Valencia Grand Prix as Valentino Rossi bid farewell after 26 seasons of grand prix racing. While his run to a strong 10th was a pleasing end to his time in MotoGP, it was what happened at the front of the grid that capped the Italian's ideal send-off

MotoGP
Nov 15, 2021
Why MotoGP's under-fire graduate has a point to prove Plus

Why MotoGP's under-fire graduate has a point to prove

OPINION: MotoGP-bound Darryn Binder was already under the microscope as his jump from Moto3 to join RNF's new top-class team was announced. But his crash with title hopeful Dennis Foggia caused significant consternation among the ranks - with many current riders suggesting the top level should be harder to break into as a result

MotoGP
Nov 9, 2021
How Portugal exposed the biggest threat to Quartararo’s MotoGP title defence Plus

How Portugal exposed the biggest threat to Quartararo’s MotoGP title defence

Fabio Quartararo’s first DNF of his title-winning 2021 MotoGP season couldn’t have come at a better time. But the events of the Yamaha rider’s Algarve Grand Prix exposed the M1’s well-known major weakness, which could threaten his championship defence given the increasingly Ducati-heavy makeup of the grid heading into 2022

MotoGP
Nov 8, 2021
The financial implications fuelling junior bike racing's dangerous aggression Plus

The financial implications fuelling junior bike racing's dangerous aggression

The pressure shouldered by young riders is at the root of the increased on-track aggression seen in lower categories of late, which motorcycling's governing bodies want to curb with new rules. But will stopping under-18s from racing in the world championship and capping grid sizes prevent the often desperate acts of youths pursuing their MotoGP dreams?

MotoGP
Nov 2, 2021