Assen MotoGP qualifying - Start time, how to watch

The Dutch TT returns to the MotoGP calendar this year after its 2020 hiatus. Here's how you can watch the Assen qualifying on Saturday.

Assen MotoGP qualifying - Start time, how to watch

Yamaha's Maverick Vinales topped both practice sessions at Assen on Friday, bouncing back from his worst showing in MotoGP a week ago at the Sachsenring.

Miguel Oliveira was second for KTM ahead of the second Yamaha of championship leader Fabio Quartararo.

Marc Marquez finished fourth-quickest for Honda but was fortunate to walk away from a major high-side that prevented him from returning to the track in the remainder of the session.

What time does qualifying for the Assen MotoGP start? 

Q1 will begin at 14:10 local time at Assen, followed by the pole-deciding Q2 at 14:35. Each session will last 15 minutes. 

  • Date: Saturday, June 26th
  • Start time: 12:10 GMT / 13:10 BST / 14:10 CEST / 14:10 SAT / 15:10 EAT /   08:10 ET / 05:10 PT / 22:10 AEST / 21:10 JST / 17:40 IST

Can’t find your country or region in the list? Check the MotoGP schedule page for the broadcast times in your local timezone.

2021 Assen MotoGP session timings

Session

GMT

BST

CEST

ET

PT

AEST

JST

IST

FP1

07:55

08:55

09:55

03:55

00:55

17:55

16:55

13:25

FP2

12:10

13:10

14:10

08:10

05:10

22:10

21:10

17:40

FP3

07:55

08:55

09:55

03:55

00:55

17:55

16:55

13:25

FP4

11:30

12:30

13:30

07:30

04:30

21:30

20:30

17:00

Qualifying

12:10

13:10

14:10

08:10

05:10

22:10 

21:10

17:40

Warm up

07:40

08:40 09:40

03:40

00:40

17:40

16:40

13:10

Race 

12:00

13:00

14:00

08:00

05:00

22:00

21:00

17:30

How can I watch Assen MotoGP qualifying?

Europe:

  • Spain: DAZN
  • UK: BT Sport
  • France: Canal+
  • Germany and Austria: ServusTV/DAZN
  • Italy: Sky Sport
  • Hungary: Spiler TV
  • Netherlands: Eurosport
  • Portugal: Sport TV

Asia:

  • Japan: G+/Hulu
  • Thailand: PPTV
  • India: Eurosport
  • Indonesia: Trans 7
  • Malaysia and Singapore: Fox Sports
  • China: Star Sports / Guangdong Television 
  • South Korea: Star Sports

Americas

  • USA: NBCSN
  • Canada: DAZN
  • Brazil: Fox Sports
  • Argentina: ESPN+

Oceania

  • Australia: Fox Sports
  • New Zealand: Spark Sport (new for 2021)

Africa

  • Sub-Saharan Africa - SuperSport / Canal+

Can I stream qualifying?

MotoGP offers its own on-demand streaming service that includes live coverage of all qualifying and races. The MotoGP Video Pass is available for an annual fee of 139.99 euros. Users also can subscribe to the service on a monthly basis for 29.99 euros.

FP1 results:

Cla # Rider Bike Time Gap
1 12 Spain Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'33.072  
2 44 Spain Pol Espargaro Honda 1'33.183 0.111
3 42 Spain Alex Rins Suzuki 1'33.501 0.429
4 20 France Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'33.633 0.561
5 5 France Johann Zarco Ducati 1'33.887 0.815
6 9 Italy Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'33.939 0.867
7 41 Spain Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'33.993 0.921
8 30 Japan Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'34.004 0.932
9 93 Spain Marc Marquez Honda 1'34.048 0.976
10 32 Italy Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1'34.098 1.026
11 43 Australia Jack Miller Ducati 1'34.245 1.173
12 63 Italy Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'34.265 1.193
13 36 Spain Joan Mir Suzuki 1'34.299 1.227
14 88 Portugal Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'34.422 1.350
15 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'34.431 1.359
16 33 South Africa Brad Binder KTM 1'34.491 1.419
17 27 Spain Iker Lecuona KTM 1'34.510 1.438
18 73 Spain Alex Marquez Honda 1'34.916 1.844
19 23 Italy Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'35.253 2.181
20 89 Spain Jorge Martin Ducati 1'35.292 2.220
21 10 Italy Luca Marini Ducati 1'35.506 2.434
22 31 United States Garrett Gerloff Yamaha 1'35.961 2.889

FP2 results:

Cla # Rider Bike Time Gap
1 12 Spain Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'33.241  
2 88 Portugal Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'33.400 0.159
3 20 France Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'33.491 0.250
4 93 Spain Marc Marquez Honda 1'33.560 0.319
5 36 Spain Joan Mir Suzuki 1'33.701 0.460
6 5 France Johann Zarco Ducati 1'33.708 0.467
7 42 Spain Alex Rins Suzuki 1'33.960 0.719
8 43 Australia Jack Miller Ducati 1'34.066 0.825
9 41 Spain Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'34.081 0.840
10 44 Spain Pol Espargaro Honda 1'34.096 0.855
11 9 Italy Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'34.134 0.893
12 89 Spain Jorge Martin Ducati 1'34.339 1.098
13 73 Spain Alex Marquez Honda 1'34.358 1.117
14 32 Italy Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1'34.461 1.220
15 27 Spain Iker Lecuona KTM 1'34.539 1.298
16 23 Italy Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'34.658 1.417
17 33 South Africa Brad Binder KTM 1'34.766 1.525
18 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'34.777 1.536
19 63 Italy Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'34.832 1.591
20 30 Japan Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'35.726 2.485
21 31 United States Garrett Gerloff Yamaha 1'35.744 2.503
22 10 Italy Luca Marini Ducati 1'36.216 2.975

FP3 results:

Cla # Rider Bike Time Gap
1 12 Spain Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'32.336  
2 20 France Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'32.533 0.197
3 44 Spain Pol Espargaro Honda 1'32.641 0.305
4 41 Spain Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'32.747 0.411
5 36 Spain Joan Mir Suzuki 1'32.748 0.412
6 42 Spain Alex Rins Suzuki 1'32.845 0.509
7 30 Japan Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'32.853 0.517
8 88 Portugal Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'32.871 0.535
9 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'32.894 0.558
10 43 Australia Jack Miller Ducati 1'32.907 0.571
11 5 France Johann Zarco Ducati 1'32.938 0.602
12 63 Italy Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'32.941 0.605
13 89 Spain Jorge Martin Ducati 1'32.974 0.638
14 9 Italy Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'33.026 0.690
15 93 Spain Marc Marquez Honda 1'33.069 0.733
16 33 South Africa Brad Binder KTM 1'33.087 0.751
17 73 Spain Alex Marquez Honda 1'33.250 0.914
18 27 Spain Iker Lecuona KTM 1'33.356 1.020
19 32 Italy Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1'33.368 1.032
20 10 Italy Luca Marini Ducati 1'33.465 1.129
21 23 Italy Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'33.853 1.517
22 31 United States Garrett Gerloff Yamaha 1'34.254 1.918
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