MotoGP start time: What time does the Valencia Grand Prix start?

Franco Morbidelli claimed his second MotoGP pole position of the year for the Valencia Grand Prix. Here's how and when you can watch the race

MotoGP start time: What time does the Valencia Grand Prix start?

The Petronas SRT Yamaha rider held his nerve despite light rain at the start of the Q2 session of qualifying to storm to pole position ahead of Friday's fastest rider Jack Miller on the Pramac Ducati.

While Morbidelli still has faint MotoGP title hopes, the key championship contenders all endured a tough qualifying with the Italian's team-mate Fabio Quartararo only rising to 11th place after progressing through Q1.

MotoGP championship leader Joan Mir, who can secure the 2020 title this weekend if he finishes on the podium, could only manage 12th place in Q2 which left him bemused.

His Suzuki team-mate fared even worse as he failed to escape Q1, which he called a disaster, and he is set to start the Valencia GP down in 14th place.

At sharp end Takaaki Nakagami completes the front row in third place for LCR Honda, ahead of Avintia Ducati's Johann Zarco, KTM's Pol Espargaro and factory Yamaha rider Maverick Vinales, who also remains in title contention.

Final title contender Andrea Dovizioso, who is set to take a MotoGP sabbatical in 2021, looks all but out of the championship fight as he is set to start the Valencia GP down in 17th place.

When is the MotoGP Valencia Grand Prix?

Date: Sunday 15th November 2020
Start time: 2:00pm CET, 1:00pm GMT

How can I watch the Valencia MotoGP?

In the United Kingdom, BT Sport have exclusive live broadcasting rights, with Quest TV set to show highlights. The race will be shown live on BT Sport 2, with coverage starting at 12:30pm GMT, directly after the Moto2 race.

BT Sport will also be showing the Moto3 and Moto2 races from Valencia.

MotoGP also offers a live video streaming service to watch every practice, qualifying and race for all classes.

Weather forecast for the Valencia MotoGP

Current weather forecasts predict sunny and dry conditions at Valencia for the whole of race day, albeit with intermittent cloud cover, with highs of 24 degrees Celsius for the start of the MotoGP race - approximately the two degrees warmer than qualifying.

MotoGP Valencia Grand Prix starting grid

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