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What time does the 2021 French MotoGP™ start in Australia?

Monday, 10 May 2021

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The MotoGP™ season continues with the 2021 French MotoGP™ race at the Le Mans Bugatti Grand Prix race circuit this weekend.

Here is everything you need to know, including the start time and race info, for the 2021 Grand Prix of France.

The fifth race of the 2021 MotoGP™ season takes place on Sunday 16 May.

Practice begins on Friday 14 May with FP1 and FP2, followed by FP3, FP4, and qualifying on Saturday 15 May.

What time does the French GP start?

The 2021 French GP starts at 2:00pm local time on Sunday 16 May, which is 10:00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) on Sunday 16 May.

The AEST for each session in France are as follows:

  • Practice 1: Friday 5:55pm-6:40pm AEST
  • Practice 2: Friday 10:10pm-10:55pm AEST
  • Practice 3: Saturday 5:55pm-6:40pm AEST
  • Practice 4: Saturday 9:30pm-10:00pm AEST
  • Qualifying 1: Saturday 10:10pm-10:25pm AEST
  • Qualifying 2: Saturday 10:35pm-10:50pm AEST
  • Warm Up: Sunday 6:00pm-6:20pm AEST
  • Race: Sunday 10:00pm AEST
  • Practice 1: Friday 6:55pm-7:35pm AEST
  • Practice 2: Friday 11:10pm-11:50pm AEST
  • Practice 3: Saturday 6:55pm-7:35pm AEST
  • Qualifying 1: Saturday 11:10pm-11:35pm AEST
  • Qualifying 2: Saturday 11:35pm-11:50pm AEST
  • Warm Up: Sunday 5:30pm-5:50pm AEST
  • Race: Sunday 8:20pm AEST
  • Practice 1: Friday 5:00pm-5:40pm AEST
  • Practice 2: Friday 9:15pm-9:55pm AEST
  • Practice 3: Saturday 5:00pm-5:40pm AEST
  • Qualifying 1: Saturday 8:35pm-8:50pm AEST
  • Qualifying 2: Saturday 9:00pm-9:15pm AEST
  • Warm Up: Sunday 5:00pm-5:20pm AEST
  • Race: Sunday 7:00pm AEST

Where is the French GP held and how many laps is it?

The race takes place at the Le Mans Bugatti Grand Prix race circuit in France.

MotoGP™ riders will race 27 laps covering a total distance of 113.0 kilometers.

What TV channel is the French GP on in Australia?

All live MotoGP™, Moto2™, Moto3™ and MotoE™ television coverage in Australia is on Fox Sports, which is available via Foxtel.

Live streaming is also available for compatible devices, in HD and on-demand, through Kayo Sports.

For free-to-air viewers, 10 Bold will broadcast the MotoGP™ race live from 9:30pm AEST on Monday 5 April.

Read our complete guide on how to watch MotoGP™ in Australia.