MotoGP French Grand Prix qualifying - Start time, how to watch

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

MotoGP French Grand Prix qualifying - Start time, how to watch
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Ducati heads into qualifying after setting the pace on Friday, with Spanish GP winner Jack Miller topping the times in FP1 and Johann Zarco leading the field in FP2.

Yamaha's Fabio Quartararo took pole position at Le Mans last year, beating Miller by two tenths of a second. Danilo Petrucci - now at Tech 3 KTM - qualified third and went on to win the race for Ducati.

What time does qualifying for the French MotoGP start? 

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

  • Date: Saturday, May 15th
  • Start time: 12:10 GMT / 13:10 BST / 14:10 CEST /  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 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 French 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)

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 43 Australia Jack Miller Ducati 1'38.007  
2 5 France Johann Zarco Ducati 1'39.488 1.481
3 36 Spain Joan Mir Suzuki 1'40.069 2.062
4 44 Spain Pol Espargaro Honda 1'40.115 2.108
5 93 Spain Marc Marquez Honda 1'40.121 2.114
6 32 Italy Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1'40.244 2.237
7 63 Italy Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'40.256 2.249
8 88 Portugal Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'40.582 2.575
9 42 Spain Alex Rins Suzuki 1'40.679 2.672
10 41 Spain Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'41.029 3.022
11 73 Spain Alex Marquez Honda 1'41.258 3.251
12 12 Spain Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'41.299 3.292
13 21 Italy Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'41.423 3.416
14 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'41.524 3.517
15 30 Japan Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'41.576 3.569
16 20 France Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'41.641 3.634
17 27 Spain Iker Lecuona KTM 1'42.500 4.493
18 33 South Africa Brad Binder KTM 1'42.899 4.892
19 9 Italy Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'43.045 5.038
20 10 Italy Luca Marini Ducati 1'43.262 5.255
21 53 Spain Tito Rabat Ducati 1'43.469 5.462
22 23 Italy Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'43.644 5.637

FP2 results:

Cla # Rider Bike Time Gap
1 5 France Johann Zarco Ducati 1'31.747  
2 20 France Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'31.842 0.095
3 12 Spain Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'32.136 0.389
4 44 Spain Pol Espargaro Honda 1'32.137 0.390
5 21 Italy Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'32.279 0.532
6 88 Portugal Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'32.296 0.549
7 43 Australia Jack Miller Ducati 1'32.361 0.614
8 93 Spain Marc Marquez Honda 1'32.632 0.885
9 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'32.669 0.922
10 30 Japan Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'32.711 0.964
11 42 Spain Alex Rins Suzuki 1'32.762 1.015
12 63 Italy Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'32.800 1.053
13 36 Spain Joan Mir Suzuki 1'32.908 1.161
14 41 Spain Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'32.946 1.199
15 27 Spain Iker Lecuona KTM 1'33.040 1.293
16 33 South Africa Brad Binder KTM 1'33.117 1.370
17 73 Spain Alex Marquez Honda 1'33.204 1.457
18 53 Spain Tito Rabat Ducati 1'33.361 1.614
19 23 Italy Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'33.536 1.789
20 32 Italy Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1'33.985 2.238
21 10 Italy Luca Marini Ducati 1'34.147 2.400
22 9 Italy Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'34.520 2.773

FP3 results:

Cla # Rider Bike Time Gap
1 93 Spain Marc Marquez Honda 1'40.736  
2 32 Italy Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1'41.349 0.613
3 63 Italy Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'41.452 0.716
4 88 Portugal Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'41.457 0.721
5 44 Spain Pol Espargaro Honda 1'41.671 0.935
6 5 France Johann Zarco Ducati 1'41.775 1.039
7 36 Spain Joan Mir Suzuki 1'41.817 1.081
8 42 Spain Alex Rins Suzuki 1'42.055 1.319
9 27 Spain Iker Lecuona KTM 1'42.136 1.400
10 10 Italy Luca Marini Ducati 1'42.323 1.587
11 73 Spain Alex Marquez Honda 1'42.516 1.780
12 30 Japan Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'42.520 1.784
13 41 Spain Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'42.532 1.796
14 9 Italy Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'43.213 2.477
15 53 Spain Tito Rabat Ducati 1'43.462 2.726
16 12 Spain Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'43.546 2.810
17 21 Italy Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'43.700 2.964
18 23 Italy Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'43.740 3.004
19 20 France Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'43.759 3.023
20 43 Australia Jack Miller Ducati 1'43.857 3.121
21 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'44.016 3.280
22 33 South Africa Brad Binder KTM 1'44.123 3.387
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