How to Watch: Circle K Unadilla National
The stretch run of the 2021 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship has arrived and a return to one of American motocross' most storied venues will kick off five consecutive weekends to crown a pair of champions in the 450 Class and 250 Class. New York's iconic Unadilla MX has been hosting world class motocross races for more than 50 years and is the only track from the inaugural Pro Motocross season in 1972 that remains a fixture on the current championship calendar. After a year away, the stars of the sport are eager to make their return to these hallowed grounds for the Circle K Unadilla National, where the one-of-a-kind sounds of four-stroke motorcycles will once again echo through the Unadilla Valley.
After a dominant start to the season by Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing's Dylan Ferrandis, the 450 Class points leader, and Team Honda HRC's Ken Roczen, new riders have emerged victorious in the premier division at the two most recent rounds — Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing's Justin Barcia and Team Honda HRC's Chase Sexton. Additionally, three-time champion Eli Tomac has been knocking on the door of his first win of the season aboard his Monster Energy Kawasaki, setting the stage for a compelling battle for victory on Saturday at Unadilla as the depth of talent in the division continues to shine.
In the 250 Class, Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing's Justin Cooper may be the rider everyone is chasing as points leader, but its teammate Jeremy Martin who is currently the hottest rider in the division. Martin is the only 250 Class rider to earn multiple wins during what has been a historic level of parity, but after being forced to miss a race due to injury he's currently on the outside looking in as it pertains to the championship battle. That shifts the focus back to Cooper and Team Honda HRC's Jett Lawrence, who have set the tone atop the standings all season long and will continue their battle on Saturday.
In the United States, live broadcast coverage from Unadilla will be highlighted by a national network telecast of the second 450 Class moto on NBC. Additionally, live coverage of the first motos can be seen on MAVTV Motorsports Network, while tape-delayed coverage of the second motos will air on NBC Sports Network on Saturday night. All the action, including exclusive coverage of qualifying, can also be streamed live on Peacock. Internationally, fans in more than 50 countries and territories can watch via NBC Sports Gold and through linear distribution partners.
U.S. NETWORK BROADCASTS
Domestic television coverage from Unadilla 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, August 14
All Motos | 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 | 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET | NBC Sports Network | Tape Delay
In addition to network coverage, U.S. fans can stream all the action of the Unadilla 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, August 14
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, August 14
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.