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MotoGP French Grand Prix: Start time, how to watch and more

The fifth round of the 2024 MotoGP season will get underway this weekend in Le Mans, France. Here is everything you need to know including the full schedule and how to watch.

Track overview

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

MotoGP will visit the Bugatti Circuit this weekend for the French Grand Prix. Last year’s race celebrated 1000 MotoGP races and was won by Marco Bezzecchi. 

The Italian took his second grand prix victory of 2023, after taking the top spot on the podium at the Argentine Grand Prix – which briefly gave him the championship lead.  

The French Grand Prix will take place on the Bugatti Circuit, which is part of the wider Le Mans track, which hosts the iconic endurance race.  

When is the MotoGP French Grand Prix?  

  • Date: Sunday 12 May 2024 
  • Start time: 1pm BST (2pm local time) 

The MotoGP French Grand Prix will take place between 10-12 May. The race will start at 1pm BST on Sunday 28 April and will last 27 laps. 

Saturday’s Sprint race will start at 2pm BST and will be a 13-lap race. 

Luca Marini, VR46 Racing Team

Luca Marini, VR46 Racing Team

Photo by: Marc Fleury

How to watch MotoGP French Grand Prix

In the UK, MotoGP can be watched via its own streaming service - MotoGP Videopass. This platform offers viewers the ability to watch live races, practices, qualifying and sprint events, as well as highlights and exclusive content.

A subscription to MotoGP Videopass costs an annual fee of €199.99 (£170.97) or a monthly fee of €29.99 (£25.64).

The full 2024 MotoGP season is also available to watch on TNT Sports in the UK and the United States. Customers can subscribe to TNT Sports for £30.99 per month, which includes all four sport channels and Discovery+. This also allows viewers to watch via mobile, tablet or console devices.

Free to watch highlights will be available on ITVX, and MotoGP’s website and YouTube channel.

What are the timings for the French Grand Prix?  

Here are the full timings for the MotoGP French Grand Prix:  

Session   

Date  

Start time (BST)  

Free Practice 1  

Friday 10 May 

9.45am - 10.30am 

Free Practice 2  

Friday 10 May  

2pm - 3pm 

Free Practice 3   

Saturday 11 May 

9.10am - 9.40am 

Qualifying 1  

Saturday 11 May 

9.50am - 10.05am 

Qualifying 2  

Saturday 11 May 

10.15am - 10.30am 

Sprint Race – 13 laps  

Saturday 11 May 

2pm  

Warm Up  

Sunday 12 May 

8.40am - 8.50am 

Race – 27 laps  

Sunday 12 May 

1pm 

What are the timings for Moto2 and Moto3 races at the French Grand Prix? 

Here is the weekend schedule for the Moto2 and Moto3 French Grand Prix: 

Moto2 French Grand Prix schedule:  

Session   

Date  

Start time (BST)  

Free Practice 1  

Friday 10 May 

8.50am - 9.30am 

Free Practice 2  

Friday 10 May 

1.05pm - 1.45pm 

Free Practice 3   

Saturday 11 May 

8.25am - 8.55am 

Qualifying 1  

Saturday 11 May 

12.45pm - 1pm 

Qualifying 2  

Saturday 11 May 

1.10pm - 1.25pm 

Race – 22 laps  

Sunday 12 May 

11.15am 

Moto3 French Grand Prix schedule:  

Session   

Date  

Start time (BST)  

Free Practice 1  

Friday 10 May 

8am - 8.35am 

Free Practice 2  

Friday 10 May 

12.15pm - 12.50pm 

Free Practice 3   

Saturday 11 May 

7.40am - 8.10am 

Qualifying 1  

Saturday 11 May 

11.50am - 12.05pm 

Qualifying 2  

Saturday 11 May 

12.15pm - 12.30pm 

Race – 20 laps  

Sunday 12 May 

10am 

What are the timings for MotoE at the French Grand Prix? 

Here is the full MotoE schedule for the French Grand Prix: 

Session   

Date  

Start time (BST)  

Free Practice 1  

Friday 10 May 

7.30am - 7.45am 

Free Practice 2  

Friday 10 May 

11.25am - 11.40am 

Qualifying 1  

Friday 10 May 

3.15pm - 3.25pm 

Qualifying 2  

Friday 10 May 

3.35pm - 3.45pm 

Race 1 - 8 laps 

Saturday 11 May 

11.15am 

Race 2 - 8 laps 

Saturday 11 May 

3.10pm 

 

 

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