As the 2023 season approaches its penultimate race, catch all the moments from Lusail live and exclusively on beIN Sports 8.
BeIN Sports is set to deliver comprehensive coverage of the upcoming Qatar Airways Grand Prix of Qatar, the penultimate round of the MotoGP season taking place at the extensively remodelled Lusail International Circuit from November 17-19.
Reigning champion Francesco Bagnaia, vying for his second world crown, recently witnessed his lead in the Drivers’ Championship extend to 14 points after finishing third in the Sepang race. Despite the fall from pole, he trailed behind Ducati Lenovo teammate Enea Bastianini and Gresini’s Alex Marquez. World Championship contender Jorge Martin finished fourth, falling further behind in the standings with only two rounds remaining.
BeIN Sports is committed to capturing every moment as the 2023 season approaches its climax. The coverage kicks off with Friday’s first practice session, airing from 15:45 to 16:30 MECCA on beIN Sports 8 with commentary provided in both Arabic and English. On-track action resumes at 20:00 MECCA with the hour-long second practice, featuring Arabic pre and post-in-studio analysis at 19:30 MECCA and 21:00 MECCA respectively.
Saturday, November 18, holds significant potential for determining the title, with Qualifying beginning at 15:40 MECCA and the Tissot Sprint Race scheduled for 20:00 MECCA. Bagnaia, a seven-time pole position starter this season, will be contending with Martin, who has secured the pole in four of the past seven grands prix. Arabic in-studio coverage will run on beIN Sports 8 from 19:30 MECCA, transitioning to on-track coverage at 20:00 MECCA for the 11-lap Sprint Race.
Sunday’s MotoGP race-day action starts on beIN at 17:30 MECCA with a 30-minute live in-studio build-up in Arabic, providing insights into the various plots and permutations for the 22-lap race, which kicks off at 20:00 MECCA.