For most, MotoGP is more than a sport, it’s a passion, which means that a long break away from racing can be difficult for fans. That’s why MotoGP will add a little sunshine back into fans' daily life – starting with a Race.
Soon, some of the biggest names in MotoGP – from Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) and teammate Maverick Viñales to the likes of Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT), Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar), and reigning Champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) – will be back in action. This time, though, they will hit the digital track by playing the official MotoGP videogame. As the MotoGP eSport Championship powers on for 2020, there is no better time to see what these legends can do in virtual reality… and on Sunday, we will!
The track that has been selected for the Virtual Race will be the beautiful Autodromo del Mugello. There will be six laps around the digital rendition of the world’s greatest racetracks, which will decide the first-ever Virtual Race winner. Before the race, though, there will be a five-minute qualifying time attack that will decide the starting grid. The entire event, including qualifying, will be broadcast at 15:00 (GMT +2) on Sunday the 29th of March on motogp.com, esport.motogp.com, and selected TV broadcasters, as well as across social media platforms, including YouTube (via the MotoGP and MotoGP eSport channels), MotoGP eSport Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook (via both the MotoGP and MotoGP eSport pages).
This will definitely be a very interesting event, and it will surely liven up your Sunday, as you are stuck at home with little to do to pass time. MotoGP, it seems, is doing everything it can to keep the fans entertained. They have also announced that all the content on their website will now be free. All content, from races to interviews to documentaries and everything in between, will be free to watch with a VideoPass trial that will be valid until racing starts again. To help you pass time during this lockdown, it includes the race archive stretching back to 1992 and up to the 2020 Qatar GP. If you still want more, then check out the documentaries as well, which will also be free. This will surely be a great way for MotoGP fans to pass time until the racing season starts again. Enjoy!