The 2015 Moto GP Season is in full swing after kicking off in Qatar, with the opening race won by former world champion Valentino Rossi. Attention now turns to Austin Texas for the second round featuring the ‘Grand Prix Of The Americas‘, where Rossi will see strong opposition should he hope to continue his magic this weekend.
Officially named the Circuit of the America’s (COTA), the riders will be competing at speeds nearing 320kmh around the tracks many twists and turns, and you need not miss a moment of the action when watching with a standard or HD TV, as well as streaming to an eligible mobile or internet connected device.
2015 Grand Prix Of The Americas Live TV Preview
Sponsored by Red Bull, the Circuit of the Americas is round two of the 2015 MotoGP title race. This will be the third time a Motorcycle GP round has been raced at the Austin circuit, debuting in 2013. MotoGP races are generally won by riders who are near the front, and it’s hard to make ground. The Austin track certainly does tend to favour leaders, as we saw last year when Marc Marquez saluted.
1. Marc Marquez (Honda): 43:33:430
2. Dani Pedrosa (Honda): +4.124
3. Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati): +20.976
There is going to be plenty of intrigue to the 2015 edition given that Marquez, who dominated the 2014 season, could only manage a fifth place in the Qatar Moto GP. It has raised the idea that the title could be more open in 2015, with Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) bagging 25 points in March’s opening round, and Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso second on the table with 20.
When: Monday April 13 at 5.00 am Sydney Time
Where: Circuit Of The Americas, Austin, Texas
Live TV: Fox Sports (full coverage) & Channel 10
Sunday 12 April 05.10 am – 05.25 am Qualifying 1
Sunday 12 April 05.35 am – 05.50 am Qualifying 2
Monday 13 April 05.00 am – Grand Prix Race
MotoGP Live Streaming Options
Every major MotoGP event on the 2015 calendar will be broadcast live by Fox Sports, and available to watch in HD, or on eligible mobile phones, tablets and wireless laptops using Foxtel Go, as well as online with a compatible personal computer, Mac, Playstation, Xbox 360, Blu-ray Player or Smart TV through Foxtel Play.
Foxtel Play Free 2 Week Trial Offer- Watch F1 & MotoGP Live Online
You may also wish to consider Foxtel Play’s Free live TV trial, which offers a chance to watch the America’s MotoGP live online, as well as other soon to air sporting events including the Chinese Grand Prix, many with reduced ad-breaks.
Grand Prix Of The Americas Track Facts
Circuit Length: 5.513km
Number of Laps: 21
Race Distance: 115.8km
Location: Austin Texas, US
In the two editions of this race, Marc Marquez has won both times. Marquez also holds the track record for a Moto GP race (2:03:575), which was last year. Interestingly, he went over half a second quicker in qualifying.
MotoGP Viewing Options
Foxtel now offers every round of Moto3, Moto2 and MotoGP including the practice sessions, qualifying races and the championship event live, and in HD where available. For those choosing to watch on Free to Air TV, Channel Ten will broadcast the America’s MotoGP championship race live to its viewers in the customary Standard Definition format, without internet or mobile streaming options.