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
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