How to Watch: Guaranteed Rate Ironman National
In the shadow of the motorsports mecca of Indianapolis sits Crawfordsville, Indiana's Ironman Raceway, which in less than a decade has become one of American motocross' most high profile venues. This Saturday, August 28, it will once again serve a pivotal role in the quest to crown a pair of champions as the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship heads to the Hoosier State for the 10th round of the 2021 season. The track is an anomaly in the flat landscape of the midwest, with dramatic elevation changes and an undulating terrain that makes for incredible racing.
One week ago, the 450 Class' two title combatants did battle in one of the most competitive races of the season as Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing's Dylan Ferrandis and Team Honda HRC's Ken Roczen traded moto wins and finished tied atop the overall classification. As a result, no points were gained in their season-long rivalry, which worked in the favor of Ferrandis, who will look to maintain his comfortable 39-point advantage with just six motos remaining.
On the flip side, the 250 Class title fight is closer than ever as Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing's Justin Cooper and Team Honda HRC's Jett Lawrence continued to trade momentum. While both riders were bested by Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing's Jeremy Martin for the third time this season, Lawrence was able to close to within three points of Cooper to set the stage for what is poised to be a dramatic showdown to the division crown.
In the United States, a full slate of live broadcast coverage is on deck from Ironman, beginning with a live telecast of the first motos on MAVTV Motorsports Network, followed by a live telecast of the second motos on NBC Sports Network. Additionally, 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 Ironman will begin with a live broadcast of the opening motos of both the 250 Class and 450 Class on MAVTV Motorsports Network, while the second set of motos will also be showcased live on NBC Sports Network.
Saturday, August 28
Moto 1's | 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET | MAVTV Motorsports Network | LIVE
Moto 2's | 12 p.m. PT / 3 p.m. ET | NBC Sports Network | LIVE
In addition to network coverage, U.S. fans can stream all the action of the Ironman 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 28
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 28
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.