The MotoGP Championship is the pinnacle of motorbike road racing and this year it is expected to be more exciting than ever. You can watch the championship on more than 100 networks around the world. However, many of these are subscription channels such as Sky Sports, ESPN and Eurosport.
You do not have to pay for subscription TV to watch the racing as you can watch and stream MotoGP for free in HD online from many countries. If you want to keep up to date with events and on the edge of your seat, perhaps find out how Marc Márquez or Valentino Rossi is performing, you don’t have to subscribe to pay TV.
We have found many free channels from around the world where you can watch the races online wherever you are located, with the help of a VPN. Yet, these free channels are geo-restricted, which means you can’t watch them unless you use a VPN. We’ll guide you through this in this article.
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Free channels for MotoGP races
You can tune into the jaw dropping races and super-fast bikes tearing around every bend on the following channels and watch MotoGP free.
Albania – RTSH (www.rtsh.al/rtsh-sport)
Australia – One and Network Ten (Tenplay www.tenplay.com.au)
Austria – Servus TV (www.servus.com/tv/rubrik/sport/)
Belgium – RTBF La Deux (www.rtbf.be)
China – Guangdong Television
Germany – Servus TV (www.servus.com/tv/)
Indonesia – Trans 7 (www.trans7.co.id/live-streaming)
Italy – TV8 (https://tv8.it/)
Japan – Nippon TV (http://www.ntv.co.jp)
Netherlands – NOS (https://nos.nl/)
San Marino – TV 8 (https://tv8.it/programmi/GP_tribul_mastercard_di_san_marino.html)
Slovenia – Kanal A
Switzerland – RTS (https://www.rts.ch/play/tv/direct)
Thailand – PPTV (https://www.pptv.com/)
United Kingdom – Quest TV (www.questod.co.uk/)
All of the above TV channels are free to watch but they are geo-restricted to the country they are in. This means that you will need a VPN to change your IP address to overcome those restrictions.
These are not the only channels where you can watch the motorbike racing but they are a list of channels where you can stream MotoGP free.
Just because you do not live in a specific country does not mean you cannot access content. Content is usually geo-restricted but there is a way to get around those restrictions. We’ve already seen this in our article that explain how to stream USA Network everywhere in the world.
In order for you to be able to tune in to watch from one of the free to air channels, you are going to need the help of a VPN, aka Virtual Private Network.
If your country does not provide a way to watch Moto GP, OR if it is too expensive, you can choose the closest country to you that does stream MotoGP for free.
If you have ever tried to watch content from a country other than the one you are located in you might have seen a notice telling you that content is restricted.
This is because the website or streaming portal you are visiting is not available in your country and it knows your IP address. All countries have a range of IP addresses and if yours is not within that range, you are restricted from viewing.
The simple answer to this is to swap your IP address with one from the country whose content you want to see. This is possible by using a VPN provider.
For instance, if you want to watch Australian TV, you’ll need to connect to an Australian server. This will give you an Australian IP address and the geo-restriction will disappear.
Get an IP address with a VPN
When you sign up with a VPN provider, you can download software to the device you want to stream MotoGP for free on and use it to connect to an alternative server.
When you connect to an alternate server, you take on an IP address from the country where the server is located.
This means it looks like you are located in that country and the restrictions are lifted. Of course, you do need to bear in mind that if you are streaming from a different country it might not be in your language.
However, if it is motorbikes racing you are streaming you really do not have to be able to hear the language, just watch all the action.
Steps to Stream MotoGP free
Now we will move onto the all-important steps you need to follow for you to be able to watch the event for free from any country in the world.
Choose a provider
The first step is to choose a VPN provider and there are many choices out there. We won’t recommend you free VPNs because they won’t be fast enough.
One premium provider that we recommend is ExpressVPN. We recommend this provider as they offer thousands of blazing fast servers from around the world. All of the servers are optimised to offer reliable connections, which is what you need if you want to watch MotoGP free and avoid stuttering.
This is what the app looks like. You just have to choose a country among the big list (more than 90 countries offered).
Choose a plan
Providers offer different plans, pay monthly or yearly. ExpressVPN is a premium VPN provider and it may not be the cheapest out there, but the price is well worth the outlay.
If you sign up for a 12 month plan the provider gives you 15 months in total and 49% savings when compared to paying monthly. Alternative providers offering more affordable plans include CyberGhost, NordVPN and Surfshark.
Choose apps and software
In order to connect to the servers offered by the VPN provider of your choice you will need to download and install software to the devices you are going to use for streaming MotoGP free on.
Providers generally offer apps and software for a wide range of devices, so download and install whatever apps you need. There is no limit and providers will allow simultaneous connections up to a limit…or not (unlimited simultaneous connexions with Surfshark).
This means that other family members can make use of the VPN connection when browsing the internet or streaming content they want to watch that is geo-restricted.
Install and launch the app
The next step is to install and then launch the app on the device that you want to stream MotoGP free on. Click on the file you downloaded to your device and allow the installation to proceed.
Find the icon left by the installation and click on it and this will open up the main dashboard. We have chosen to use ExpressVPN, but the dashboard should look something similar to the one below.
The round “button” is the button used to make a connection once you have chosen a server.
As you can see in the screenshot above, at the moment it is red. This means you have not connected to an external server.
Below the button is a dropdown box and if you click to the right of it you will see there is a choice of numerous servers from around the world.
Pick a server from one of the countries closest to you that are showing the event on its channel and connect to the server by pressing the button on the app.
It should now be green and say connected as in the screenshot below. You can in fact connect to any server even if they are half way around the world from where you are located.
You should be in a position to visit any of the websites listed above to stream MotoGP live free.
Is it really free ?
It all depends on where you live.
If you live in a country in which they are already streaming MotoGP on free channels such as in Australia, England, Belgium, Switzerland or Germany, you won’t need to use a VPN.
BUT, if you’re not located in that countries, and if, the only solution in your country to watch all the races is to pay for a channel, then, you might need a VPN.
A GOOD VPN won’t be free. But it will obviously be cheaper than subscribing to a TV channel, and, above all, it will offer you many other advantages that you’ll discover at the end of this article.
Therefore, the trick we’re giving you IS a way to watch MotoGP for free, but it will depend on where you live. If you really don’t want to pay anything, you can always use the money-back guarantee offered by the different VPN providers presented below.
Watch MotoGP abroad
If you’re paying for a TV channel and if you’re travelling, then, you might be faced with geo-restriction.
In that case, what we’ve explained will definitely help you unblocked the TV channel on which you want to watch MotoGP live. There is nothing more frustrated than paying for a service and not being able to use it abroad.
Thanks to your VPN, you’ll unblock ALL TV channels and you’ll always be able to access your services.
What to look for in a VPN provider?
If you are looking for a VPN provider with the sole aim of streaming live events, you should choose one that offers unlimited bandwidth.
There is nothing worse than starting to watch the event and just as a very exciting part in the race, your bandwidth runs out and the race comes to a jolting halt.
Also, go with a VPN provider who offers access to numerous servers from around the world. There is then a better chance of you being able to connect to a server in one of the countries offering free streaming of the event.
You might also wish to choose a provider that offers apps for a range of devices. Bear in mind that you might not be able to watch the race from home and have to watch it on the go on a smart phone or tablet.
Our top picks
We have chosen some of the best VPN providers that offer all of the above and more, all of which are suitable for streaming MotoGP live in HD for free.
As mentioned above ExpressVPN is among the premium providers but they do offer great value for money thanks to numerous features and benefits.
Along with offering access to thousands of servers from around the world, they also offer unlimited bandwidth. This means you will not suffer from poor picture quality and you will not fall short of bandwidth before the end of the race.
ExpressVPN also offers an unconditional 30-day money back guarantee, not that you will need it, but it’s there.
- Unblocks Netflix US, UK, CA, FR, AUS
- Works in China and Turkey
- Client support 24/7/365
- 30 days money-back guarantee
- The best speeds
- Apps for iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, Routeur,…
- More expensive than competitors
CyberGhost is another excellent choice for streaming geo-restricted content in HD. The provider offers one click connection to servers, with a huge list of servers from which to choose.
The software can automatically connect to a server when the app is launched and streaming is easy. The app provides one click access to a range of streaming services or you can connect and go to the website of your choice to watch MotoGP free.
Cyber Ghost offers VPN services from as little as a few dollars per month and of course as with all providers offer much more than overcoming geo-restrictions. The provider offers a 45-day money-back guarantee on plans for 6 months and over. A monthly subscription has a 14-day money back guarantee.
- 45 days money-back guarantee
- 90 countries covered
- Live chat support
- Specific servers for streaming
- Cheap 3 years deal
- 1 month plan expensive
- Does not work in China
NordVPN is another affordable solution to stream MotoGP free online with plans starting from just a few dollars each month.
The provider offers many servers in many worldwide locations, so there is sure to be one for the countries you choose.
You are not going to have to wait for buffering as they offer unlimited bandwidth and the provider offers apps for numerous devices. There are no limits on speed, so your streaming will be stutter free. You also receive a 30-day money back guarantee.
- Double VPN
- 5800+ servers in 60 countries
- 30 days money-back guarantee
- 6 simultaneous connections
- Strict no-log policy
- Speed can be slower
- Sometimes struggle to connect
Surfshark is one of the new kids on the block and they offer affordable monthly or yearly plans with the 24-month plan being the cheapest. While they might be relatively young, they do offer everything needed to access content online.
The provider does not provide access to as many servers around the world as the other providers but they do have a good choice so you should be able to find one to stream MotoGP free. They also offer unlimited bandwidth on as many devices as you and your family want to use.
The provider also offers a 30-day money back guarantee and works with various devices, including Windows, Linux, Android, MacOS and iOS.
- Unblocks Netflix US, UK, FR, AUS, IT
- Very cheap plans
- Strong security
- Simple to use application
- Stability issues
- “Only” 800 servers available
More VPN advantages
While one use of a VPN is to get around geo-restrictions by being able to take on any IP address from any server from around the world, there are other uses. For instance:
A VPN also provides additional security measures when browsing the internet.
All of the Virtual Private Networks we have talked about here offer AES encryption. This puts a tunnel between your computer and the internet to stop potential hackers from obtaining access to your information. If anyone managed to see your information, it would be jumbled and they would be unable to read it.
You could also enjoy cheaper flights, hotel rooms and more if you buy them when connected to a server in a different country. Prices do vary so it can pay to shop around and make purchases in a country with a lower cost of living.
Even your internet service provider cannot see what you are doing online, which comes in handy if you want to access any content they might restrict, such as torrenting.
On top of that, we can add all the streaming-related activities. For instance, if you want to see all your favorite shows on Netflix while travelling, your VPN will be of great help.
It can also be used to protect you while downloading torrents in P2P.
You get our point, by paying for a VPN, you won’t only be able to watch and stream MotoGP for free, you’ll also be able to unblock many geo-restricted contents and protect yourself on the internet.
You are not required to take out expensive subscriptions to watch your favourite sporting event; you can stream MotoGP free online.
- Take out an affordable plan with one of the VPN providers we have talked about;
- Download and install the software;
- Choose a server from any of the countries we listed.
Also, bear in mind that you can use the same method above to gain access to any restricted content anywhere in the world. This applies when you are travelling abroad and want to tune in to your favourite websites or apps and find they are restricted.
Alison has joined the team in the early stage because she wanted to share with us the experience she had while using VPNs over the last few years. As she’s travelled a lot, she tested many VPNs and wanted to share this with you. Alison cares about staying anonymous and not leaving any footprints on the internet. Therefore, you won’t have the chance to see her face ;).