Saturday’s Supercross Round 8 in Orlando: How to watch, start times, schedule, TV info
The Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series returns Saturday night in Orlando, Florida, with one championship battle taking shape in Round 8 and another about to begin in the closer of a two-event run in Orlando, Florida.
Ken Roczen holds a 13-point edge in the 450 division over 2019 series champion Cooper Webb entering Camping World Stadium as the riders have combined to win the past five events in Supercross.
Webb led 22 of 25 laps in a Feb. 13 victory, but Roczen finished second to stay in command of the points race as he seeks his first 450 championship.
In the 250 division, Round 7 marked the last event for the East Region until the Salt Lake City rounds that close the season. Saturday night will mark the opener of the 250 West season.
Here are the pertinent details for watching Round 8 of the 2021 Supercross season Saturday:
(All times are ET)
BROADCAST/STREAMING SCHEDULE: TV coverage of Round 8 will be shown at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The event will be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App.
Live coverage is available via the exclusive streaming coverage formerly on NBC Sports Gold’s Supercross and Pro Motocross Pass. That has moved in 2021 to Peacock Premium, which is available for $4.99 per month.
The Supercross and Pro Motocross packages will have live coverage of all Supercross heats, qualifiers and races and Pro Motocross main practice, qualifiers and motos. On-demand replays (including the full 2020 season) are available without commercial interruption.
SEASON SO FAR: Recaps of the first seven rounds of the 2021 season:
7:05 p.m: 250SX Heat #1 – 6 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 20 riders (Finishers 1 – 9 advance to Main) 7:19 p.m.: 250SX Heat #2 – 6 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 20 riders (1 – 9 to Main) 7:33 p.m.: 450SX Heat #1 – 6 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 20 riders (1 – 9 to Main) 7:47 p.m.: 450SX Heat #2 – 6 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 20 riders (1 – 9 to Main) 8:10 p.m.: 250SX Last Chance Qualifier – 5 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 riders (Finishers 1 – 4 to Main) 8:21 p.m.: 450SX Last Chance Qualifier – 5 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 riders (1 – 4 to Main) 8:50 p.m.: 250SX Main Event – 15 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 riders 9:28 p.m.: 450SX Main Event – 20 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 riders
COVID-19 CROWD PROTOCOLS: Orlando will have limited attendance of about 25 percent capacity and “pod"-style seating for the event with face coverings required and social distancing observed.
TRACK LAYOUT: Saturday night’s event will be the second of two in Orlando, and Supercross officials are tweaking the course for each race. Click here for the track map.
HOW TO WATCH SUPERCROSS IN 2021: Full NBC Sports schedule
COVERAGE ON NBCSPORTS.COM: