The 2020 MotoGP season was supposed to begin with the Grand Prix of Qatar on March 8, but unfortunately, this was canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Further, the OR Thailand Grand Prix was postponed, making the first event, the Grand Prix of the Americas on April 5. Read on to find out how you can stream the entire MotoGP season online.
It’s important to note that we’ll only be recommending official MotoGP broadcasters. This includes some free options. Unfortunately, unlicensed streams are all but inevitable, particularly for high-profile sporting events like the MotoGP. That said, these streams often provide an inferior experience, with laggy, low-resolution video. Further, it’s not uncommon for unauthorized streams to be taken offline partway through, so you might not even see the end of the race. With so many legitimate ways to watch, there’s no reason to rely on unofficial sources.
Streaming platforms often geo-restrict their content, meaning it can only be accessed from a particular country. As a result, you’ll need a VPN to use these services while traveling abroad.
How to live stream MotoGP from anywhere
Never used a VPN before? Follow the steps below to bypass regional restrictions and access geo-blocked content from anywhere:
- Start by choosing a suitable VPN. We briefly mentioned ExpressVPN above but NordVPN and CyberGhost are two comparable, low-cost alternatives.
- Download and install the VPN app, taking care to get the appropriate version for your operating system.
- Decide which of the streaming services below you’d like to use.
- Connect to a server in the relevant location. For example, to unblock BT Sport, you’d need a British server and for Canal+, you’d use a French server.
- Try to play a video on your chosen site. It should load without any issues, but if not, clear your browser’s cache and cookies, then reload the page.
If you intend to watch live broadcasts, it’s important to test your VPN using the steps above before the event actually begins. This way, if there are any problems, you’ll still have time to get help from your VPN’s customer support team and won’t have to miss the start of the race.
How to watch the 2020 MotoGP season live online
Given the huge international appeal of MotoGP, it should come as no surprise that this season’s events will be shown all over the world. Take a look below to find out where you can watch MotoGP in your country:
In the US, you can watch every 2020 MotoGP event live on NBC Sports. If you’re subscribed to YouTube TV, AT&T TV Now, Sling TV, fuboTV, or if your cable package includes NBC Sports, you’ll be able to stream these races free-of-charge.
Although all of these services offer a free trial, you’ll have to pay eventually since the MotoGP season lasts several months. For those without cable, Sling TV is the least expensive way to watch at $20 USD per month.
The above services are only available in America. You can access these platforms abroad by connecting to an American server first. ExpressVPN offers a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee which means that if you’re unsatisfied, you can just cancel and get your money back.
Canada has two MotoGP broadcasters: beIN Sports and DAZN. So what’s the difference? Well, DAZN costs $20 CAD per month, comes with a one-month free trial, and often provides French-language commentary. beIN Sports, on the other hand, is $14.95 per month but only broadcasts in English.
Both of these services are region-locked, but DAZN is especially stubborn. That said, at the time of writing, we were able to access DAZN Canada using ExpressVPN.
BT Sport holds exclusive MotoGP broadcasting rights in the UK. If you already have a cable package that includes BT Sport, you can sign in and begin streaming immediately at no added cost. If not, you can sign up for an online-only pass instead, which costs £25 per month.
BT Sport is geo-restricted and only accessible within the UK. As such, you’ll need a VPN to watch from abroad.
Canal+ is the only broadcaster showing the 2020 MotoGP season in France. By logging in with your Orange or Free account, you can stream each race for free. However, don’t worry if you’re not with either of these providers since Canal+ allows you to sign up directly too.
These over-the-top subscriptions cost €19.90 per month (€9.95 per month if you’re under 26 years old), and include a one-month free trial. As a bonus, since MotoGP will be shown on the Canal+ channel, there’s no need to pay extra for the sports channel package. Canal+ uses geo-blocking to prevent users from outside France from watching anything. However, you can access it from abroad by connecting to one of your VPN’s French servers.
Watch MotoGP free in French
There is another way to watch these races in French, however. Swiss broadcaster RTS is showing the 2020 MotoGP season free-of-charge with French commentary.
You don’t even have to register, although you’ll need a Swiss IP address to actually watch anything. We recommend ExpressVPN for switching to a Swiss IP, the money-back guarantee means you can get a refund after the race if you don’t wish to continue.
TV8 will show every race of the season, free of charge, but there’s a catch: only events in Argentina, Italy, Catalonia, Holland, San Marino, and Valencia will be shown live. The remaining races will be available a few hours after they finish since Sky Sport owns the rights to broadcast these as they happen.
If you already have a Sky TV subscription which includes Sky Sport, all you have to do is download the Sky Go app. From here, you can log in and start streaming immediately. Not a Sky customer? Don’t worry: you can purchase a daily, weekly, or monthly Sky Sports pass on Now TV for €9.99, €14.99, or €29.99, respectively.
TV8 and Sky Sport Italia are both geo-blocked. As such, you’ll have to either be in Italy or using an Italian VPN server to access them.
Don’t worry if your country wasn’t mentioned above: the 2020 MotoGP season is airing in more than 50 countries around the world, so there’s a good chance you’ll be able to watch it live. Wikipedia has a list of international MotoGP broadcasters and this is a good starting point for further research, but it’s important to note that some networks may not allow you to watch online.
2020 MotoGP schedule
|March 10||VisitQatar Grand Prix||Losail International Circuit|
|March 13||Jerez MotoE Test 1||Circuito de Jerez - Angel Nieto|
|March 31||Argentina Grand Prix||Termas de Rio Hondo|
|April 14||Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas||Circuit Of The Americas|
|April 23||Jerez MotoE Test 2||Circuito de Jerez - Angel Nieto|
|May 5||Red Bull Spanish Grand Prix||Circuito de Jerez - Angel Nieto|
|May 6||Jerez MotoGP Test 2||Circuito de Jerez - Angel Nieto|
|May 7||Jerez Moto2-Moto3 Test 2||Circuito de Jerez - Angel Nieto|
|May 19||Shark Helmets French Grand Prix||Le Mans|
|June 2||Oakley Italian Grand Prix||Autodromo del Mugello|
|June 16||Monster Energy Catalan Grand Prix||Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya|
|June 17||Catalunya MotoGP Test||Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya|
|June 18||Catalunya Moto2-Moto3 Test||Circuito de Jerez - Angel Nieto|
|June 30||Motul TT Assen||TT Circuit Assen|
|July 7||HJC Helmets German Grand Prix||Sachsenring|
|August 4||Monster Energy Grand Prix of the Czech Republic||Automotodrom Brno|
|August 5||Brno MotoGP Test||Automotodrom Brno|
|August 11||myWorld Austrian Grand Prix||Red Bull Ring - Spielberg|
|August 12||Spielberg Moto2-Moto3 Test||Red Bull Ring - Spielberg|
|August 25||GoPro British Grand Prix||Silverstone Circuit|
|August 28||Misano MotoGP Test||Misano World Circuit Marco SImoncelli|
|September 15||Grand Prix of San Marino and Riviera Di Rimini||Misano World Circuit Marco SImoncelli|
|September 22||Aragón Grand Prix||MotorLand Aragon|
|October 6||PTT Thailand Grand Prix||Chang International Circuit|
|October 20||Motul Grand Prix of Japan||Twin Ring Motegi|
|October 27||Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix||Phillip Island|
|November 3||Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix||Sepang International Circuit|
|November 17||Valencian Community Grand Prix||Circuit Ricardo Tormo|