The 2015 MotoGP Season is in full swing and this weekend sees the championship head to Italy for the Italian MotoGP after a fascinating race in France a couple of weeks back, won by Jorge Lorenzo for the fifth time in his career. With his victory at the Bugatti circuit in Le Mans, Lorenzo a former world champion, is now sitting second in the standings behind another former world champion in Valentino Rossi.
The Italian Motorcycle Grand Prix always proves to be a great race to watch with the riders 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 Italian MotoGP Live TV Preview
The Italian Grand Prix is the sixth race of the MotoGP championship and recent history suggests Spanish riders have been dominant, winning the past five editions including Marc Marquez last year. Marquez started from pole on his way to a victory, and as seen so far this season, riders who qualified fastest have good success in the Grand Prix, so practice and qualifying will be key to determining who will finish on the podium.
1. Marc Marquez (Honda) 41:38.254
2. Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) +0.121
3. Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) +2.688
The 2015 edition shapes up to be a beauty with a mix of the old and proven champs, Rossi and Lorenzo in fine form, while Marquez will be looking for his second consecutive victory at the Mugello Circuit and a chance to climb in the standings. Jorge Lorenzo is tipped by the experts to get it done and notch his fourth win at Italy (2011-2013), just ahead of Marquez and Rossi. While Valentino Rossi will be on his home track and has won here on seven previous occasions, so if you’re a racing fan this will be must see TV.
When: Sunday May 31, 9:30 pm Sydney Time
Where: Mugello Circuit, Tuscany, Italy
Live TV: Ten (GP only) Fox Sports 5 (practice, qualifying & GP)
MotoGP of Italy Broadcast Times (AEST)
Saturday: Practice 3 at 5:45 pm (Fox Sports 5)
Saturday: Qualifying at 10:00 pm (Fox Sports 5)
Sunday: Warm-up at 5:35 pm (Fox Sports 5)
Sunday: Grand Prix race at 9:30 pm (ONE & Fox Sports 5)
Sydney time, refer to your local Australian listings for updates or changes. Full Italian GP race replays at 7:00 pm Monday and 9:30 pm Wednesday on Fox Sports.
MotoGP Live Streaming Options
Every 2015 MotoGP race on the calendar will be broadcast live by Fox Sports and available to watch in HD, to stream live on an eligible mobile phone, tablet or wireless laptop using Foxtel Go, as well as online with a compatible PC, Mac, Playstation, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Blu-ray Player or Smart TV through Foxtel Play.
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If you’re a resident of Australian you may also wish to consider Foxtel Play’s Free live TV trial, which offers a chance to watch the Italian MotoGP live online, as well as other upcoming sporting events including the F1 Canadian Grand Prix (June 5-7), many with reduced ad-breaks.
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Italian Motorcycle Grand Prix Fixtures
Circuit Length: 5.2 km
Number of Laps: 23
Race Distance: 120.6 km
Location: Mugello Circuit, Tuscany, Italy
Grand Prix Of Italy Track Facts
It’s been seven years since an Italian has won the race, with Valentino Rossi’s seven consecutive victories (2002-2008) the most in the event’s history.
It’s also notable that of the past ten riders to gain pole position, only four have gone onto secure a win including Marc Marquez last year.
Dani Pedrosa (Honda) holds the record for fastest lap, clocking 1’47.157 during the 2013 edition.
The track at Mugello is said to be a favourite among many riders because it includes a good mix of slow and fast turns with sweeping curves, which offers a demanding racing experience.
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, the MotoGP coverage on Network Ten channel ONE is restricted to the actual Grand Prix on Sunday, and does not include practices or qualifying.