From a simmering Spanish-Italian rivalry to the dominance of Marc Marquez, the 2019 MotoGP season has been one of the best in recent memory. The fastest men on two wheels have captivated the world’s attention in 2019.
Headlining the 2019 MotoGP has been the remarkable Mark Marquez, who won the 2019 MotoGP World Championship at the Thai Grand Prix, triumphing with four races to spare. Remarkably, the Spaniard is now already a six-time MotoGP champion at the age of 26. While the big prize has already been awarded, there’s still plenty to race for. Our attention now turns to the final race of the year – the Valencia MotoGP at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo. Whether watching the coverage live and uninterrupted on your couch or out and about from your mobile device, you’re guaranteed not to miss a moment of the action.
How to Watch the MotoGP Championship on UK TV
The 2019 MotoGP season has been one of the hardest-fought and evenly-matched in recent memory, a reminder of the sport at its best. One of the major highlights has been BT Sport’s UK coverage, which has brought viewers so close they can almost smell the petrol and burning rubber! BT have exclusive rights to show every moment of the action live for every race on the calendar.
One major change in 2019 has been improvements in ‘wearable tech’ fitted to every rider, with teams being able to record data on the state of the motorbike – and the health of their drivers. Aside from being an important safety feature, the changes ensure that the bikes are in absolute premium condition to hit top speeds and take corners.
Among the must-see fixtures in 2019 are the season-opening Qatar Grand Prix, which challenges the riders to shake off the rust at the Losail International Circuit; the British Grand Prix at the picturesque Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, along with the Australian Grand Prix which is hosted at the scenic Phillip Island Circuit.
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The 2019 MotoGP Live on BT TV
BT Sport has signed an exclusive deal with the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme, bringing you the 2019 MotoGP Championship live on UK TV. The network is showing every race live – including all lead-up practice sessions, warm ups and qualifying races. BT Sport’s coverage is led by Suzi Perry along with commentator Keith Heuwen and pundits Neil Hodgson and Colin Edwards. BT Sport’s world-renowned team will bring you all of the action – and more than a few revelatory insights – to your smart device or television.
BT Sport is available directly from BT TV, getting you not only the network’s top-class sporting coverage but also access to its award-winning other programming. In order to get BT TV from the company itself, you’ll need to take a bundle including BT broadband. If not, BT TV is an option for subscribers of other networks like Sky TV, TalkTalk and Virgin TV.
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MotoGP on Free to Air (Quest)
The Quest Network, which is the official MotoGP free to air provider in the United Kingdom, has no live racing but does offer a highlights package. The MotoGP highlights package from each weekend of racing will be shown the following Monday at 10pm on the Quest network. Quest can be accessed by freeview users on Channel: 37 SD (114 HD), by Sky subscribers on Channel: 144 or by Virgin Media subscribers on Channel: 172 SD (217 HD).
Valencia MotoGP TV Preview
The Valencia MotoGP is officially the fourth race since Honda’s Marc Marquez sewed up the championship. Marquez celebrated his victory by winning again in Japan and Australia, before coming in second at Malaysia. Marquez’s form has shown that there truly is no such thing as a dead rubber in MotoGP.
The Valencian Grand Prix – held at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo – is known around the world for its picturesque scenery and its rural feel. The track itself – with one of the longest straits in motorsport – is also known for its good handling, primarily as races always take place in good conditions. As any racing fan knows, good conditions means good racing, so despite taking place at the end of the year, viewers can be confident of an excellent spectacle.
Spaniard Marc Marquez will be hoping to cap a successful season with a win in his home country – which would be his second in Valencia. Somewhat surprisingly, he hasn’t won here since 2014. In addition to Andrea Dovizioso, Spain’s Jorge Lorenzo – along with the recently retired Dani Pedrosa – have also won here recently.
Grand Prix of Valencia Live TV Times (BST)
|Friday 15 Nov||Opening Day LIVE||7:45am||BT Sport 2|
|Saturday 16 Nov||Qualifying LIVE||11am||BT Sport 2|
|Sunday 17 Nov||Warm Ups LIVE||7:15am||BT Sport 2|
|Sunday 17 Nov||Build Up LIVE||9:30am||BT Sport 2|
|Sunday 17 Nov||Valencia GP LIVE||1:00pm||BT Sport 2|
Shown as British Summer Time (BST), adjust for regional differences.
Watch or Stream MotoGP Live
In 2019, BT Sport is televising all 19 MotoGP weekends live, with replays of the sessions you may have missed. This includes every qualifying and practice session broadcast live, with the Grand Prix ad-break free to enhance your viewing, as well as the option of streaming the Valencia MotoGP live to a variety of eligible mobile devices via the BT TV app. With the online BT TV app you can have up to four devices registered on your subscription at any time, while you can add a new device above the limit once every 30 days. You can also watch on up to two devices at once.
2019 MotoGP Live TV Fixtures and Grand Prix Schedule
|Date||Grand Prix Venue||Channels Available|
|March 8 – 10||Qatar Grand Prix||BT Sport|
|March 29 – 31||Argentina Grand Prix||BT Sport|
|April 12 – 14||Grand Prix of the Americas||BT Sport|
|May 3 – 5||Spanish Grand Prix||BT Sport|
|May 17 – 19||French Grand Prix||BT Sport|
|May 31 – June 2||Italian Grand Prix||BT Sport|
|June 14 – 16||Catalan Grand Prix||BT Sport|
|June 28 – 30||Dutch Grand Prix||BT Sport|
|July 5 – 7||German Grand Prix||BT Sport|
|August 2 – 4||Czech Grand Prix||BT Sport|
|August 9 – 11||Austrian Grand Prix||BT Sport|
|August 23 – 25||British Grand Prix||BT Sport|
|September 13 – 15||San Marino Grand Prix||BT Sport|
|September 20 – 22||Aragon Grand Prix||BT Sport|
|October 4 – 6||Thailand Grand Prix||BT Sport|
|October 18 – 20||Grand Prix of Japan||BT Sport|
|October 25 – 27||Australian Grand Prix||BT Sport|
|November 1 – 3||Malaysia Grand Prix||BT Sport|
|November 15 – 17||Valencian Grand Prix||BT Sport|