The 2020 MotoGP calendar officially starts with the Qatar GP on March 8, although on February 7 we will be able to enjoy the Official Sepang Test (the third after the Valencia and Jerez tests in November last year ). If you are a fan of motorcycling and do not want to miss any races, below we review all the available methods to watch MotoGP online and live legally.
4 ways to watch the MotoGP World Championship live (and for free, in some cases)
After analyzing all the alternatives available to us, we have made a compilation of all the legal options to follow this season’s Grand Prix live. As you already know, we are not very fond of pirate broadcasts, and although the motorcycle world championship is a tournament that moves millions of euros, the truth is that in some cases we will even be able to enjoy it for free.
One month of MotoGP free with DAZN
Like last year, DAZN has been the one who has acquired the broadcasting rights for the MotoGP championship in Spain. Although the subscription to the streaming platform has a price of €9.99 per month, it currently offers a free trial month that we can take advantage of to watch the Grand Prix of a few circuits without paying a single cent.
The world championship does not end until the Valencia GP on November 15, but if we get another family member or roommate to book the trial month, we will be able to see several races “for the cap.” From there, we can pay for the service month by month or contract for the entire year, which is a little cheaper, at €99.99.
Another month of free trial with the official MotoGP app (VideoPass)
The official MotoGP website also offers a live and on-demand video service called VideoPass. It is available online from the browser and on mobile devices through the official MotoGP app.
Hiring the entire 2020 season has a price of 139.99 euros, although, like DAZN, VideoPass also offers a free trial month. If we chain it with the free month of DAZN we can see a good number of races, but we have to be careful since the service renews automatically.
Notice: the VideoPass free trial month is not available in some countries such as Spain. We can overcome the geolocation block by using a VPN connection and connecting to a server in another country, such as the United States. To do this, we can use a free VPN service like Windscribe.
Follow the 2020 MotoGP championship from ESPN
In other countries such as Argentina, Mexico, Chile, and Colombia, the operator that has the broadcasting rights is the ESPN channel. It is a cable television service, so we will have to contact the corresponding package broadcast by said TV channel (ESPN Deportes).
On the other hand, if the only thing we are interested in is MotoGP 2020, we can also contract ESPN+ separately, which will not give access to a multitude of live events for a price that is difficult to beat at $4.99 per month. It’s not free, but it is a fairly inexpensive solution.
Mediaset could broadcast live some MotoGP 2020 races
To the surprise of many, last year Mediaset (Cuatro, Tele5) and TV3 reached an agreement with DAZN and broadcast some MotoGP races openly. For this season we have not yet had any confirmation – nor have they denied it – but it would not be unreasonable to think that a similar situation could happen again.
In this case, we would only have to download the MiTele app (or the TV3 app) for mobile devices, from where we could follow the competition live for free.