MotoGP’s Virtual Race series returns for a second event over the Easter weekend with lights out at 14:00 BST on Sunday April 12th as 10 riders including defending ‘champion’ Alex Marquez battle for victory.

The second MotoGP Virtual race, arranged to help fill the void in MotoGP activity caused by the coronavirus, will see ten riders do battle over 10 laps of Austria’s Red Bull Ring circuit on the official MotoGP19 video game.

A five-minute Superpole-style qualifying session will take place before the main event to decide the starting grid while it also gives the riders one final chance to prepare for the race.

But all riders should be well prepared and adjusted having already been busy practicing on the game during the build-up this week.

Both qualifying and the race will be broadcast on MotoGP’s website and Esports website plus its major social media channels including Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. A special Instagram Live will be held with the winner after the main event at 15:00 BST.

The race is also being broadcast on major TV channels in Italy, France, Spain, Great Britain, Austria Germany, Greece, Switzerland, Portugal, Israel, USA, Latin America, Indonesia and many others.

The line-up:

Repsol Honda Team: Marc Marquez and Alex Marquez

Ducati Team: Danilo Petrucci and Michele Pirro

Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP: Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales

Petronas Yamaha SRT: Fabio Quartararo

Pramac Racing: Francesco Bagnaia

LCR Honda Idemitsu: Takaaki Nakagami

Reale Avintia Racing: Tito Rabat

Two weeks ago Alex Marquez clinched victory in the first-ever MotoGP Virtual Race a six-lap race of Mugello, beating Francesco Bagnaia with Fabio Quartararo completing the podium ahead of Maverick Vinales and Marc Marquez.