MotoGP NBC Sports schedule: How to watch the 2023 season broadcasts on TV, streams Wayne Taylor on penalty to Rolex 24 winner: Team accepts call but ‘quietly disappointed’

NBC Sports has released the 2023 MotoGP season broadcast schedule, which will feature all 21 races on NBC or CNBC.

Reporting on NBC and CNBC will also air on and the NBC Sports app. This will be the fourth straight season for NBC Sports as the US exclusive MotoGP television venue.

For the second year in a row, the Americas Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas will be broadcast live Sunday, April 16 at 2:30 pm ET on CNBC (with a one-hour encore on NBC in Saturday). , April 22, 3:00 pm ET).

There will be five MotoGP races on NBC:

  • British Grand Prix at Silverstone on Sunday, August 6 at 13:30 ET;
  • Catalan Grand Prix at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on Sunday, September 3 at 13:30 ET;
  • San Marino Grand Prix at World Circuit Misano Marco Simoncelli on Sunday, September 10 at 13:00 ET;
  • Indian Grand Prix from Buddh International Circuit on Sunday, September 24 at 13:30 ET;
  • The Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang International Circuit will take place on Sunday, November 12 at 13:30 ET.

Live and on-demand coverage of MotoGP races is available on MotoGP VideoPass, which also features all MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 sessions. For more information click Here or visit MotoGP.TV.

NBC Sports’ 2023 MotoGP TV schedule begins March 26 at 1:30 pm ET on CNBC with the Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimão, Portugal.

NBC Sports announcer Lee Diffie recently gave an interview reigning MotoGP champion Francesco Bagnaia And 2021 MotoGP Champion Fabio Quartararo.

Below is the NBC Sports MotoGP schedule for 2023 on NBC and CNBC (subject to change):

date Race Net Time (ET)
Sun, March 26 Portuguese Grand Prix CNBC 13:30
Sun, April 2 Argentine Grand Prix CNBC 3pm
Sun, April 16 American Grand Prix (LIVE) CNBC 14:30
Sun, April 30 Spanish Grand Prix CNBC 14:00
Sun, May 14 French Grand Prix CNBC 18:00
Sun, June 11 Italian Grand Prix CNBC 3pm
Sun, June 18 German Grand Prix CNBC 14:30
Sun, June 25 Dutch TT CNBC 13:30
Sun, July 9 Grand Prix of Kazakhstan CNBC 14:30
Sun, August 6 British Grand Prix NBC 13:30
Sun, August 20 Austrian Grand Prix CNBC 3pm
Sun, September 3 Grand Prix of Catalonia NBC 13:30
Sun, September 10 San Marino Grand Prix NBC 13:00
Sun, 24 September Indian Grand Prix NBC 13:30
Sun, October 1 Japanese Grand Prix CNBC 16:00
Sun, 15 October Indonesian Grand Prix CNBC 14:30
Sun, October 22 Australian Grand Prix CNBC 13:30
Sun, 29 October Thai Grand Prix CNBC 3pm
Sun, November 12 Malaysian Grand Prix NBC 13:30
Sun, November 19 Qatar Grand Prix CNBC 3pm
Sun, November 26 Grand Prix of Valencia CNBC 3pm

While the massive fine to the Rolex 24, Daytona winner Meyer Shank Racing admittedly made Wayne Taylor reflect on the past, he is well prepared for the future.

IMSA stripped the Acura No. 60 of everything but the Rolex 24 trophy and the season-opening tire pressure data manipulation watch. as the new leader of the championship and placed in the best pit table of Sebring International Raceway.

“Because IMSA found that the 60th vehicle was fraudulent, we scored this advantage on points because they lost points and stuff, and it also gives us the opportunity to get into the pit lane first, which is always an advantage in strategy, ”Taylor said in an interview with NBC Sports on March 14. “This is an advantage that can help us.

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“I have to accept the IMSA decision. And also with Honda and HPD. I’m just disappointed, however, that our drivers and guys are walking ahead (dots) and not wearing Rolex watches. But I still accept their decision, Honda’s decision and Acura’s decision, and you have to look at the big picture. I think it’s more comforting to end up in Sebring as a championship leader than to finish second there.”

The effects of the March 8 fine on MSR are still being felt – even six weeks after the Rolex 24 at Daytona – despite efforts to leave the issue in the rearview mirror. In addition to announcing the dismissal of the team member responsible for the violation and taking responsibility, This is stated in the message MSR last week. that the team will have no further comment.

Honda Performance Development, which discovered and informed IMSA of MSR’s manipulation, made a brief statement denouncing the actions of the Rolex 24 winning team. An HPD spokesperson told NBC Sports the manufacturer “would not comment further at this time” when asked if the fine would affect its relationship with MSR (which also fields Honda in the NTT IndyCar series).

Taylor also seems ready to leave the case.

“You always look at it, but you have to accept what the IMSA says,” Taylor said in response to a question from NBC Sports if he thought his team was missing out on a possible victory in Dayton. “They are the sanctioning body and have full control over the results, but of course we are quietly disappointed, but that is what it is. We stick to what IMSA says and we stick to what all of our partners say and we just live with it. We just have to go and try to win the race.

“Actually, I have no right to quote about it. I think if you read the article I saw was written by Autoweek, it pretty accurately describes what happened. I’d rather not go down in the weeds of it. It was a long, hard break with all this going on in the background and I didn’t know what was going on. Nobody likes that kind of stuff and that’s what it is. We just have to live it now.”

With a 1-2 finish in the first race of the Grand Touring Prototype (GTP) hybrid era, Acura was confident of a third straight win at the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

WTR delivered the first Rolex 24 victory in 2021 for Acura, which failed its first three attempts at Daytona International Speedway with Team Penske in 2018-2020.

Taylor is hoping for a similar feat on Saturday with drivers Ricky Taylor, Filipe Albuquerque and Louis Deletraz at Sebring International Raceway, where Acura failed five tries in the 12-hour endurance classic.

“Obviously we want to be the ones to give (Acura) the win,” Taylor said. “It was great for us to be the first team to give them victory in Dayton in 21st. And yes, it was good. Honda, HPD and Acura have been fantastic supporters. They really are manufacturers of auto racing. Not all racing teams have racing in their DNA like Honda.”

It’s been six years since Wayne Taylor Racing won the 2017 Twelve Hours of Sebring with a Cadillac in what could be Saturday’s toughest race ever. As Cadillac Racing and Porsche Penske Motorsport fielded LMDh cars in both the World Endurance Championship and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship this weekend, Taylor has been following the competition at WEC testing and training for Friday’s 1000 Mile Sebring race (IMSA is preparing for the Thursday for the 1000 miles of Sebring). Twelve Hours of Sebring.

Taylor said Chip Ganassi Racing-trained Cadillacs are leading Toyota Hypercars in the WEC’s top prototype category, with Porsche and Ferrari trailing behind.

Wayne Taylor walks the grid before the 2023 Rolex 24 in Dayton (Reinhold Mathej, USA TODAY Sports).

IMSA made post-Daytona performance balance adjustments that increased the weight of the GTP cars, with the Acura now the heaviest (about 16kg over the Cadillac). Taylor isn’t generally a fan of BoP rules, but he thinks it’s more about balancing LMDh GTPs versus hypercars than based on the Dayton results (and GTP cars get a horsepower boost too).

It’s been six years since Taylor’s car won at Sebring alongside Cadillac in the first year of the now-defunct DPi category, but he’s confident both Acura ARX-06s have held up flawlessly for 24 hours in Dayton while mechanical gremlins hit Porsche and BMW (which are both new to the main prototype division this year).

“(Sebring) is a very, very demanding, bumpy track, and sometimes it suits a different chassis,” Taylor said. “I think this year, with the new car that ORECA built with HPD, we’ve sorted out all those issues. Based on our test, we were very fast. Then it’s just a run case. With all the hybrids, batteries, MGUs and all, there are so many things that are out of our control. This is what we are all worried about.

“In Dayton, everyone thought that we would all be in the garage in about three hours with all sorts of problems. But the cars were running flawlessly. It seems like every time someone plugs the computer into the car, the damn thing stops. Luckily, in a race, no one can put their computer in the car. So I hope we have the same and then it comes down to execution and the right strategy.

“And the rain will play a huge part in that outcome if it rains…


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