MotoGP live stream: How to watch French GP online

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Fabio Quartararo leads Valentino Rossi during the Catalan Grand Prix two weeks ago. Quartararo currently stands as the championship leader. (Image credit: Mirco Lazzari/Getty Images)
2020 MotoGP French Grand Prix: Start time

The 2020 MotoGP French Grand Prix starts in an hour from now, at 7 a.m. ET (4 a.m. PT | 12 p.m. BST) today, though race coverage on NBCSN is tape delayed until 6:30 p.m. ET. Qualifying took place 8 a.m. ET on Saturday.

With six races left to go in the 2020 MotoGP season, we're really entering crunch time now. Next up is the French Grand Prix this weekend, and here we've got everything you need to know to fire up a MotoGP live stream and follow all the action this weekend out of Le Mans.

It'll be a home race for championship leader Fabio Quartararo, who took his third victory of the season two weeks ago in Barcelona and leads second-ranked challenger Joan Mir by eight points heading into Sunday.

But of course, we all know how quickly things can change in MotoGP — especially in this nail-biting 2020 campaign that's already seen a slew of different race winners, many of them first timers to boot. The Petronas Yamaha rider can't slip up if he wants to maintain his shot at the title.

The MotoGP French Grand Prix begins today, Sunday, Oct. 11 at 7 a.m. ET. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this page for full qualifying results, which will form the grid order for the main event that kicks off an hour from now.

How do I use a VPN to live stream the MotoGP French Grand Prix?

Say you're out of town and you can't watch the French MotoGP race using broadcast channels where you've visited. You're not out of luck. A virtual private network, or VPN, can disguise your location, making it seem like you're surfing the web from home, so that you can access your usual streaming services without having to worry about geolocks.

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MotoGP French Grand Prix live streams in the US

The NBC Sports Network is the U.S. home for the 2020 MotoGP season. Unfortunately, many races throughout the year have been and will continue to be aired with tape delay on NBCSN, and the French Grand Prix is one of them.

If you must stick to terrestrial TV, NBCSN isn't showing the race until 6:30 p.m. ET. Nevertheless, if you want NBCSN, your best bet is to get Sling TV, one of the best streaming services there is.

Fortunately, MotoGP fans can get the live experience for each and every Grand Prix by spending a little more. MotoGP's own VideoPass is definitely the best way to stay in touch with MotoGP action. A 2020 season subscription will set you back $160, while a monthly pass is $34. 

MotoGP French Grand Prix live streams in the UK

Fans in the U.K. will want to tune into BT Sport, as the paid network airs every session of every MotoGP weekend live. Race day coverage starts at 8:30 a.m. BST, and the race begins at 12 p.m. BST. 

If you don't have BT Sport, a BT Sport monthly pass costs £25 a month. For that fee you'll get to watch all kinds of sporting events, including football.

Our friends in the U.K. can also go the MotoGP VideoPass route. Access for the rest of the season will set you back £127, while one month is £27.

MotoGP French Grand Prix practice, qualifying and race weekend schedule

Friday, October 9

  • Practice 1: 4 a.m.-4:40 a.m. ET
  • Practice 2: 8 a.m.-9 a.m. ET

Saturday, October 10

  • Practice 3: 4 a.m.-4:40 a.m. ET
  • Qualifying: 8 a.m.-9 a.m. ET

Sunday, October 11

  • Race: 7 a.m.-8 a.m. ET

MotoGP French Grand Prix qualifying results

1. Fabio Quartararo | Petronas Yamaha | 1:31.315
2. Jack Miller | Pramac Ducati | 1:31.537
3. Danilo Petrucci | Ducati | 1:31.674
4. Cal Crutchlow | LCR Honda | 1:31.686
5. Maverick Viñales | Monster Energy Yamaha | 1:31.719
6. Andrea Dovizioso | Ducati | 1:31.722
7. Francesco Bagnaia | Pramac Ducati | 1:31.752
8. Pol Espargaro | Red Bull KTM Factory | 1:31.795
9. Johann Zarco | Avintia Ducati | 1:31.832
10. Valentino Rossi | Monster Energy Yamaha | 1:31.889
11. Franco Morbidelli | Petronas Yamaha | 1:31.891
12. Miguel Oliveira | Red Bull KTM Tech 3 | 1:32.009
13. Takaaki Nakagami | LCR Honda | 1:32.179
14. Joan Mir | Suzuki Ecstar | 1:32.187
15. Aleix Espargaro | Aprilia Gresini | 1:32.539
16. Alex Rins | Suzuki Ecstar | 1:32.757
17. Brad Binder | Red Bull KTM Factory | 1:32.766
18. Alex Márquez | Repsol Honda | 1:32.774
19. Bradley Smith | Aprilia Gresini | 1:32.833
20. Iker Lecuona | Red Bull KTM Tech 3 | 1:32.859
21. Stefan Bradl | Respol Honda | 1:32.861
22. Tito Rabat | Avintia Ducati | 1:33.610

Adam Ismail is a staff writer at Jalopnik and previously worked on Tom's Guide covering smartphones, car tech and gaming. His love for all things mobile began with the original Motorola Droid; since then he’s owned a variety of Android and iOS-powered handsets, refusing to stay loyal to one platform. His work has also appeared on Digital Trends and GTPlanet. When he’s not fiddling with the latest devices, he’s at an indie pop show, recording a podcast or playing Sega Dreamcast.