How to Watch the British MotoGP Online or on TV


This weekend’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone will be the 13th round of the MotoGP 2017 season. Here’s how to watch all the action, from free practice 1 to the race itself.

First, here’s the schedule so you know what time to see the live broadcasts.

Friday 25 August

  • 9.55-10.40: Free Practice 1
  • 14.05-14.50: Free Practice 2

Saturday 26 August

  • 9.55-10.40: Free Practice 3
  • 13.30-14.00: Free Practice 4
  • 14.10-14.25: Qualifying 1
  • 14.35-14.50: Qualifying 2
  • 17.00: Press Conference

Sunday 27 August

  • 15.30: Race (build-up from 12.45)

How can I watch MotoGP online in the UK?

BT Sport 2 has the most coverage. You can watch it online, via BT’s Sport app, or via a BT YouView box (once you’ve added the BT Sport channels to your subscription). The HD versions of Sport 1 and Sport 2 cost extra, mind.

Sky and Virgin customers (with TV in their packages) can watch BT Sport 2 on channel 417 and 531 respectively, as well as Sky HD channel 414. Again, this will need to be part of your package.

The BT Sport app is available for iOS, Android and Windows 10, but you’ll need a subscription and BT ID to use it. There are also restrictions (as with Sky Go) which mean you can’t connect a phone or tablet to your TV and watch on the big screen.

Obviously, if you get BT Sport via Sky, you can watch the channel via the Sky Go app (this isn’t available on Windows 10 phones, though).

Some EE customers (those on pay monthly contracts, mainly) can get a free three-month subscription to BT Sport. Text SPORT to 150 to see if you’re eligible. More details on EE’s website.

MotoGP VideoPass

If you don’t have BT Sport and want to watch the whole season, you can buy a VideoPass from the MotoGP website.

This lets you watch live as well as on-demand, either in a web browser or via the official MotoGP app (for iOS and Android).

It costs 59.99 Euros (around £55), but there’s a free trial which lasts three days, so you can get a whole weekend’s action for nothing.

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