2021 Season Premiere on NBC with Live Showcase of 450 Class Moto 2
MORGANTOWN, WV – July 16, 2021 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – American motocross’ annual visit to the Land of 10,000 Lakes will signify the halfway point of the 2021 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, as Minnesota’s famed Spring Creek MX Park is set to host the sixth stop on the summer calendar. Fittingly, this critical juncture of the championship will bring the world’s most prestigious off-road motorcycle racing series into millions of homes as the Circle K Spring Creek National, presented by Frescados Tortillas, also serves as the season premiere on NBC broadcast network, featuring a live showcase of the second and deciding 450 Class moto. As a result, racing at Spring Creek will commence one hour earlier, beginning at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET.
Despite being in just his first season of 450 Class competition, Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Dylan Ferrandis has been the dominant force of the premier division. The Frenchman has captured the overall win in four of the first five races this summer and brings an impressive three-race winning streak into Spring Creek, where he emerged triumphant in the 250 Class last season en route to that division crown.
In the ongoing battle to fill Ferrandis’ title vacancy in the 250 Class, things are tightening up atop the standings between Team Honda HRC’s Jett Lawrence and Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Justin Cooper. Lawrence, the young Australian, has paced the standings since he emerged triumphant at the season-opening round, but Cooper has continued to chip away at the deficit and now sits just three points out of the lead entering Spring Creek. Additionally, a historic level of parity in the division has headlined the first half, with five different winners through the first five rounds for the first time in history, which dates back to 1974. The attention will certainly focus on whether or not a sixth different winner can prevail at Spring Creek.
In the United States, coverage of the opening motos of both the 450 Class and 250 Class from Spring Creek will air live on MAVTV Motorsports Network, followed by the second 450 moto live coverage on NBC and tape-delayed second 250 moto coverage on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN). All the action, including exclusive coverage of qualifying, can also be streamed live on Peacock. Internationally, fans in more than 50 countries and territoriescan watch via NBC Sports Gold and through linear distribution partners.
U.S. NETWORK BROADCASTS
Domestic television coverage from Spring Creek will be live with the opening motos of both the 450 Class and 250 Class on MAVTV Motorsports Network, followed by a live showcase of the second 450 Class moto on NBC broadcast network. The second set of motos, which will include an encore of the 450 Class in addition to the 250 Class, will be broadcast via tape-delay on NBC Sports Network.
Saturday, July 17
Moto 1’s | 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET | MAVTV Motorsports Network | LIVE
450 Moto 2 | 12 p.m. PT / 3 p.m. ET | NBC | LIVE
Moto 2’s | 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET | NBC Sports Network | Tape Delay
In addition to network coverage, U.S. fans can stream all the action of the Spring Creek National online through their television or mobile device with Peacock, the official streaming platform of NBC. For just $4.99 a month, subscribers to “Peacock Premium” will receive live, commercial-free coverage of all four motos in addition to exclusive coverage of the morning qualifying sessions. Subscribers will also have on-demand access to watch every round of the 2021 season at their leisure.
Saturday, July 17
Qualifying | 7 a.m. PT / 10 a.m. ET | LIVE
Moto 1’s | 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET | LIVE
Moto 2’s | 12 p.m. PT / 3 p.m. ET | LIVE
Access to Peacock Premium presents unprecedented value, where subscriptions cost just $4.99 a month for access to all the on-track action of Pro Motocross and the platform’s entire library of television shows, movies and additional sports content. Customers of cable providers Xfinity and Cox may be eligible for full access to Peacock Premium at no additional cost.
Fans in 13 international countries and territories (Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom) will be able to stream the 2021 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship live through NBC Sports Gold.
Additionally, fans across 51 countries and territories will be able to watch the championship live via Automoto la chaine (French speaking countries) and Viasat / Viaplay (Scandinavia and Eastern Europe).
Saturday, July 17
Moto 1’s | 17:00 – 19:00 GMT | LIVE
Moto 2’s | 19:00 – 21:00 GMT | LIVE
NBC Sports Gold is available on Apple iOS & tvOS, Android, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Chromecast and NBCSportsGold.com, and also on Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex.
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Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship
The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, features the world’s fastest outdoor motocross racers, competing aboard homologated bikes from one of seven competing manufacturers on a collection of the roughest, toughest tracks on the planet. Racing takes place each Saturday afternoon, with competition divided into two classes: one for 250cc machines, and one for 450cc machines. MX Sports Pro Racing, the industry leader in off-road powersports event production, manages the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. The title sponsor is Lucas Oil, a leading producer of premium oils, greases, and problem solving additives, all made in America. More information can be found at www.ProMotocross.com.
NBC Sports & Peacock
NBC Sports and Peacock will provide coverage of the 2021 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship season across all 12 rounds, including every practice session, qualifier, Moto 1 race and Moto 2 race. The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship is part of NBC Sports’ “Home of Motorsports” programming throughout 2021, spanning NASCAR, INDYCAR, IMSA, Mecum Auctions, Monster Energy Supercross, MotoGP, Progressive American Flat Track, Monster Jam, Dakar Rally, and more.
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Source: MX Sports Pro Racing, Inc.