MotoGP Virtual Race: UK start time, live stream free, TV channel, drivers and rules around Autodromo del Mugello – The Sun

ESPORTS has come to the fore to allow sports fans to get their fix as coronavirus continues to prevent any real-life action.

And MotoGP is the latest to delve into the world of virtual gaming as a host of stars will compete online while their bikes remain in the garage.

It is the second motorsport competition to host a virtual race, after F1 kicked off their eSports series last weekend to replace the Bahrain Grand Prix.

When is MotoGP Virtual Race?

This race will be held TODAY – Sunday, March 29.

It will start at 2pm UK time.

Autodromo del Mugello in Scarperia e San Piero, Italy, will be used as the track for the race.

What TV channel is it on and can I live stream it for FREE?

BT Sport, as UK's MotoGP broadcaster, will show the race live, but there are a number of ways to watch.

You can watch through the MotoGP websites, while their YouTube channels will also have the action.

Twitter, Facebook and Instagram channels for the eSports wing of the sport are also showing the race.

What are the rules?

It will be played on the official MotoGP video game.

Racers will have a five-minute qualifying session in time-attack mode to decide who grabs pole position and the grid places.

After that, the race will last just six laps around Autodromo del Mugello, with MotoGP to decide the bike settings.

Who will be driving?

It will a massive star-studded line up with all racers a part of the real-life sport, including eight-time world champion Marc Marquez.

  • Repsol Honda Team: Marc Marquez, Alex Marquez
  • Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP: Maverick Vinales
  • Aprilia Racing Team Gresini: Aleix Espargaro
  • Team Suzuki Ecstar: Alex Rins, Joan Mir
  • Petronas Yamaha SRT: Fabio Quartararo
  • Red Bull KTM Tech 3: Iker Lecuona, Miguel Oliveira
  • Pramac Racing: Francesco Bagnaia

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