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MotoGP French Grand Prix - Start time, how to watch & more

MotoGP travels to Le Mans this weekend for the fifth round of the 2021 season. Here's how you can watch the French Grand Prix on Sunday, May 16.

Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team

Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team

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Home hero Fabio Quartararo starts the race from pole position ahead of Yamaha teammate Maverick Vinales, with Spanish GP winner Jack Miller completing the front row on the lead Ducati.

Honda's Marc Marquez will line up sixth on the grid while championship leader Francesco Bagnaia will start from 16th after failing to progress into Q2 in a mixed-weather qualifying on Saturday.

What time does the French MotoGP start today?

The French GP will get underway at 14:00 local time (+2 GMT) on Sunday.

The race distance is set at 27 laps. 

  • Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
  • Start time:  12:00 GMT / 13:00 BST / 14:00 CEST / 08:00 ET / 5:00 PT / 22:00 AEST / 21:00 JST / 17:30 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 MotoGP French Grand Prix 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

08:00

09:00 10:00

04:00

01:00

18:00

17:00

13:30

Race 

12:00

13:00

14:00

08:00

05:00

22:00

21:00

17:30

How can I watch the French MotoGP?

The following channels will broadcast the French MotoGP race:

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 the French MotoGP?

MotoGP offers its own on-demand streaming service for live coverage of grands prix. 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. Several local broadcasters also stream MotoGP races on their official websites.

Starting grid:

Cla # Rider Bike Time Gap
1 20 France Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'32.600  
2 12 Spain Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'32.681 0.081
3 43 Australia Jack Miller Ducati 1'32.704 0.104
4 21 Italy Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'32.766 0.166
5 5 France Johann Zarco Ducati 1'32.877 0.277
6 93 Spain Marc Marquez Honda 1'33.037 0.437
7 30 Japan Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'33.120 0.520
8 44 Spain Pol Espargaro Honda 1'33.150 0.550
9 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'33.391 0.791
10 88 Portugal Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'33.867 1.267
11 32 Italy Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1'34.258 1.658
12 10 Italy Luca Marini Ducati 1'34.265 1.665
13 41 Spain Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'43.418 10.818
14 36 Spain Joan Mir Suzuki 1'43.422 10.822
15 42 Spain Alex Rins Suzuki 1'43.523 10.923
16 63 Italy Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'43.530 10.930
17 9 Italy Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'43.857 11.257
18 27 Spain Iker Lecuona KTM 1'44.324 11.724
19 73 Spain Alex Marquez Honda 1'45.146 12.546
20 53 Spain Tito Rabat Ducati 1'45.590 12.990
21 33 South Africa Brad Binder KTM 1'45.911 13.311
22 23 Italy Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'46.123 13.523

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