MotoGP Doha Grand Prix qualifying - Start time, how to watch & more

Following the season-opening Qatar Grand Prix last weekend, MotoGP remains at the Losail International Circuit for the second round of the 2021 season. Here's how you can watch qualifying for the Doha Grand Prix in your country.

MotoGP Doha Grand Prix qualifying - Start time, how to watch & more

Newly-promoted factory Ducati rider Francesco Bagnaia took pole position in Qatar last time out, leading a trio of Yamaha riders (Fabio Quartararo, Maverick Vinales and Valentino Rossi) and teammate Jack Miller.

Johann Zarco qualified sixth on the Pramac Ducati, half a second off the pace of Bagnaia, ahead of Franco Morbidelli on the Petronas Yamaa.

Aprilia's improved pace was evident in Qatar qualifying, with Aleix Espargaro an excellent eight on the RS-GP, while the Suzukis of Alex Rins and reigning champion Joan Mir could only qualify ninth and 10th respectively.

Ducatis are once again the favourite for pole position at Losail, thanks to having the most powerful engine in the premier class. But the Yamahas won't be too far back, and could again have the upper edge on their Italian rivals come race day.

What time does qualifying for the Doha MotoGP start? 

Q1 will begin at 20:00 local time, followed by the pole-deciding Q2 at 20:15. Each session will last 15 minutes. 

  • Date: Saturday, April 3, 2021 
  • Start time: 20:00 local time / 17:00 GMT /  18:00 BST / 19:00 CEST / 13:00 ET / 10:00 PT / 22:30 IST / 02:00 JST (Sunday) / 03:00 AEST (Sunday)

Can’t find your country or region in the list? Check the MotoGP schedule page for the broadcast times in your local timezone.

2021 MotoGP Doha Grand Prix session timings

Session

Local

time

GMT

BST

CEST

ET

PT

AEDT/

AEST

JST

IST

FP1

15:40

12:40

13:40

14:40

8:40

5:40

23:40

21:40

18:10

FP2

20:00

17:00

18:00

19:00

13:00

10:00

4:00

2:00

22:30

FP3

15:15

12:15

13:15

14:15

8:15

5:15

23:15

21:15

17:45

FP4

19:20

16:20

17:20

18:20

12:20

9:20

2:20

1:20

21:50

Qualifying

20:00

17:00

18:00

19:00

13:00

10:00

3:00

2:00

22:30

Warm up

15:40

12:40

13:40

14:40

8:40

5:40

22:40

21:40

18:10

Race 

20:00

17:00

18:00

19:00

13:00

10:00

3:00

2:00

22:30

How can I watch Doha MotoGP qualifying?

Europe:

  • Spain: DAZN
  • UK: BT Sport
  • France: Canal+
  • Germany and Austria: ServusTV/DAZN
  • Italy: Sky Sport
  • Hungary: Spiler TV
  • Netherlands: Eurosport
  • Portugal: Sport TV

Asia:

  • Japan: G+/Hulu
  • Thailand: PPTV
  • India: Eurosport
  • Indonesia: Trans 7
  • Malaysia and Singapore: Fox Sports
  • China: Star Sports / Guangdong Television 
  • South Korea: Star Sports

Americas

  • USA: NBCSN
  • Canada: DAZN
  • Brazil: Fox Sports
  • Argentina: ESPN+

Oceania

  • Australia: Fox Sports
  • New Zealand: Spark Sport (new for 2021)

Can I stream qualifying?

MotoGP offers its own on-demand streaming service that includes live coverage of all qualifying and races. The MotoGP Video Pass is available for an annual fee of 139.99 euros. Users also can subscribe to the service on a monthly basis for 29.99 euros.

Doha MotoGP - FP1 results:

Cla # Rider Bike Time Gap
1 41 Spain Aleix Espargaro
Aprilia 1'54.779
2 42 Spain Alex Rins
Suzuki 1'54.839 0.060
3 12 Spain Maverick Viñales
Yamaha 1'54.864 0.085
4 89 Spain Jorge Martin
Ducati 1'55.019 0.240
5 21 Italy Franco Morbidelli
Yamaha 1'55.125 0.346
6 9 Italy Danilo Petrucci
KTM 1'55.263 0.484
7 20 France Fabio Quartararo
Yamaha 1'55.303 0.524
8 36 Spain Joan Mir
Suzuki 1'55.349 0.570
9 6 Germany Stefan Bradl
Honda 1'55.393 0.614
10 30 Japan Takaaki Nakagami
Honda 1'55.448 0.669
11 10 Italy Luca Marini
Ducati 1'55.454 0.675
12 44 Spain Pol Espargaro
Honda 1'55.507 0.728
13 73 Spain Alex Marquez
Honda 1'55.597 0.818
14 23 Italy Enea Bastianini
Ducati 1'55.677 0.898
15 88 Portugal Miguel Oliveira
KTM 1'55.770 0.991
16 33 South Africa Brad Binder
KTM 1'55.846 1.067
17 46 Italy Valentino Rossi
Yamaha 1'55.925 1.146
18 43 Australia Jack Miller
Ducati 1'55.984 1.205
19 27 Spain Iker Lecuona
KTM 1'56.023 1.244
20 63 Italy Francesco Bagnaia
Ducati 1'56.119 1.340
21 32 Italy Lorenzo Savadori
Aprilia 1'56.561 1.782
22 5 France Johann Zarco
Ducati 1'56.743 1.964

Doha MotoGP - FP2 results:

Cla # Rider Bike Time Gap
1 43 Australia Jack Miller
Ducati 1'53.145
2 63 Italy Francesco Bagnaia
Ducati 1'53.458 0.313
3 5 France Johann Zarco
Ducati 1'53.537 0.392
4 20 France Fabio Quartararo
Yamaha 1'53.583 0.438
5 89 Spain Jorge Martin
Ducati 1'53.593 0.448
6 41 Spain Aleix Espargaro
Aprilia 1'53.646 0.501
7 21 Italy Franco Morbidelli
Yamaha 1'53.699 0.554
8 42 Spain Alex Rins
Suzuki 1'53.713 0.568
9 12 Spain Maverick Viñales
Yamaha 1'53.872 0.727
10 6 Germany Stefan Bradl
Honda 1'53.914 0.769
11 88 Portugal Miguel Oliveira
KTM 1'53.944 0.799
12 9 Italy Danilo Petrucci
KTM 1'53.969 0.824
13 36 Spain Joan Mir
Suzuki 1'54.012 0.867
14 46 Italy Valentino Rossi
Yamaha 1'54.112 0.967
15 30 Japan Takaaki Nakagami
Honda 1'54.127 0.982
16 73 Spain Alex Marquez
Honda 1'54.148 1.003
17 44 Spain Pol Espargaro
Honda 1'54.205 1.060
18 33 South Africa Brad Binder
KTM 1'54.237 1.092
19 23 Italy Enea Bastianini
Ducati 1'54.516 1.371
20 10 Italy Luca Marini
Ducati 1'54.680 1.535
21 32 Italy Lorenzo Savadori
Aprilia 1'54.971 1.826
22 27 Spain Iker Lecuona
KTM 1'55.369 2.224
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