This weekend’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone will be the 12th round of the MotoGP 2018 season. Here’s how to watch all the action, from free practice to the race itself.
Note that the race clashes with the Belgian F1 Grand Prix, so if you want to watch both, you may have to set your DVR to record one.
First, here’s the schedule so you know what time to see the live broadcasts.
Friday 24 August
- 14.05: Free Practice 2
Saturday 25 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 26 August
- 09.30: Warm up
- 13.00: MotoGP Race (build-up from 12.45)
How can I watch MotoGP online in the UK?
BT Sport 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.
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.
If you don’t have BT Sport and want to watch online, 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).
A Half Season subscription costs €99.99 Euros (around £90). Unfortunately, there's no longer a free trial.