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MotoGP start time: What time does the Teruel Grand Prix start?

·4-min read
MotoGP start time: When does the Teruel GP start?
MotoGP start time: When does the Teruel GP start?

Takaaki Nakagami has secured an historic maiden MotoGP pole position for the Teruel Grand Prix. Here's how and when you can watch the race.

It marks Japan's first MotoGP polesitter in the premier class since Makoto Tamada in 2004, with Nakagami beating Petronas SRT Yamaha's Franco Morbidelli by 0.063s, as new world championship points leader Joan Mir struggled down in 12th place for Suzuki.

Qualifying was also a nightmare for Andrea Dovizioso as he dropped out in Q1 and will start the Teruel GP in a lowly 17th place for Ducati.

Aragon GP winner Alex Rins lines up from the outside of the front row for Suzuki ahead Maverick Vinales in fourth place on the factory Yamaha, while the team is still without Valentino Rossi who is out of action having tested positive for COVID-19.

Johann Zarco led the Ducati charge in fifth place on his Avintia ahead of last week's polesitter Fabio Quartararo on the Petronas SRT Yamaha.

What is the Teruel GP?

The 'new' races on the redrawn 2020 MotoGP calendar have all been part of double-headers at the same circuit (Andalusia GP at Jerez, Styrian GP at the Red Bull Ring and Emilia Romagna GP at Misano).

With different races not allowed the same name in the same MotoGP world championship season, Aragon's second race has been named after the region the circuit is situated in, maintaining the trend of the previous double-headers.

MotoGP start time: When does the Teruel GP start?
MotoGP start time: When does the Teruel GP start?

The Valencia double-header will follow a different naming format, with its opening grand prix called the European GP before the second race takes its traditional Valencia GP title. This is because all key region names have already been taken on the shaken-up 2020 calendar. It sees the European GP race title being reintroduced to the series for the first time since 1995 when it was used for the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya race.

When is the MotoGP Teruel Grand Prix?

Date: Sunday 25th October 2020
Start time: 1:00pm CET, 12:00pm GMT

The start time for the Teruel GP is one hour earlier than the usual European schedule to avoid clashing with the Formula 1 Portuguese GP for television broadcasters.

As a result the MotoGP race at Aragon will start at 1:00pm local time and run directly after the Moto3 race which starts at 11:20am local time. After the MotoGP race, the Moto2 race will take place, starting at 14:30pm local time.

How can I watch the Teruel MotoGP?

In the United Kingdom, BT Sport have exclusive live broadcasting rights, with Quest TV set to show highlights. The race will be shown live on BT Sport 2, with coverage starting at 11:30am BST, directly after the Moto3 race.

MotoGP start time: When does the Teruel GP start?
MotoGP start time: When does the Teruel GP start?

BT Sport will also be showing the Moto3 and Moto2 races from Aragon.

MotoGP also offers a live video streaming service to watch every practice, qualifying and race for all classes.

Weather forecast for the Teruel MotoGP

Current weather forecasts predict cloudy but dry conditions at Aragon for the whole of race day, with a high of 19 degrees Celsius for the start of the MotoGP race - approximately the same temperatures as qualifying.

MotoGP Teruel Grand Prix starting grid

Pos

Rider

Team

Bike

Gap

1

Takaaki Nakagami

LCR Honda

Honda

1m46.882s

2

Franco Morbidelli

Petronas Yamaha

Yamaha

0.063s

3

Alex Rins

Suzuki

Suzuki

0.273s

4

Maverick Vinales

Yamaha

Yamaha

0.359s

5

Johann Zarco

Avintia Ducati

Ducati

0.415s

6

Fabio Quartararo

Petronas Yamaha

Yamaha

0.444s

7

Cal Crutchlow

LCR Honda

Honda

0.495s

8

Miguel Oliveira

Tech3 KTM

KTM

0.627s

9

Pol Espargaro

KTM

KTM

0.637s

10

Alex Marquez

Honda

Honda

0.721s

11

Iker Lecuona

Tech3 KTM

KTM

0.739s

12

Joan Mir

Suzuki

Suzuki

0.760s

13

Aleix Espargaro

Aprilia

Aprilia

0.490s

14

Jack Miller

Pramac Ducati

Ducati

0.512s

15

Brad Binder

KTM

KTM

0.596s

16

Stefan Bradl

Honda

Honda

0.703s

17

Andrea Dovizioso

Ducati

Ducati

0.865s

18

Francesco Bagnaia

Pramac Ducati

Ducati

0.877s

19

Danilo Petrucci

Ducati

Ducati

0.973s

20

Tito Rabat

Avintia Ducati

Ducati

1.232s

21

Bradley Smith

Aprilia

Aprilia

1.520s


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