How to watch the MotoGP 2021 Grand Prix of Austria


Session times, TV schedules and online options for watching the 2021 Grand Prix of Austria

Jorge Martin, 2021 Styrian GP MotoGP

Can Ducati repeat once again and win at the Red Bull Ring?

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Ducati added another race win to its impressive tally around the Red Bull Ring last weekend as Jorge Martin scored his maiden MotoGP victory, holding off reigning champion Joan Mir, but will there be a repeat this weekend?

Jack Miller’s costly crash might have ended his title hopes but an immediate response and victory might throw him back into distant contention. Johan Zarco faded in the final laps but avoided the chaos at the start to rise through the order. Pecco Bagnaia is a big question mark though. Having dominated the weekend and started on the front row on the initial start, the Italian vanished on the restart and slumped to a P11 finish.

Fabio Quartararo’s third place finish last weekend was good enough to extend his championship advantage over his closest rival in Zarco but the Yamaha rider didn’t look like he had race-winning pace at any stage last Sunday, and he might be in damage limitation mode once again to ensure he escapes Austria with as big of a points advantage as possible. Team-mate Maverick Viñales won’t get a chance at redemption for one week ago after Yamaha confirmed he’d been suspended and will not be racing for the team this weekend. The team will not be replacing him it has announced.

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Suzuki’s new shapeshifter upgrade has seemingly brought the Japanese manufacturer into the fold for race victories. Mir was keeping pace with Martin around a Ducati stronghold which bodes well for the reigning champion and team-mate Álex Rins for this weekend.

KTM’s Brad Binder put together a fine ride to steal fourth place on the final lap but the team did not perform as well as it might have hoped on home soil, especially with Miguel Oliveira securing a win for Tech3 12 months ago.

Marc Márquez will be looking to put together a cleaner weekend than he managed last time, making contact with Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaró twice at both race starts.


How to watch on TV

BT Sport 2 will be showing every session from the Grand Prix of Austria live and as they happen.

Coverage of FP1 starts at 8am and runs until 10:45. FP2 is on air from 12:15 until 15:00. FP3 coverage begins at 08:00 and runs until 11:00 when qualifying coverage begins and runs until 15:00.

Sunday’s race coverage begins at 07:30 for warm-ups and both Moto3 and Moto2 races will follow. MotoGP’s race coverage starts at 12:30 and runs until 15:00.


How to watch online

You can watch MotoGP online through the BT Sport app on mobile and tablets. You can also opt to use the MotoGP Video Pass, which gives you access to every live session throughout the weekend. This is available through both the MotoGP website and app.


2021 MotoGP Grand Prix of Austria session start times

(All times BST)


FP1: 8:55 – 9:40

FP2: 13:10 – 13:55



FP3: 8:55 – 9:40

FP4: 12:30 – 13:00

Q1: 13:10 – 13:25

Q2: 13:35 – 13:50



Warm-up: 8:40 – 9:00

Race: 13:00