How to watch 2021 MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 Championships in Australia
You can follow the MotoGP season, as well as the Moto2 and Moto3 championships, on TV or via live stream. Here's the full guide.
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Update: The opening race of the 2021 MotoGP season is in Qatar. See our complete MotoGP Qatar guide for details.
Like many sports, MotoGP was decimated by the coronavirus outbreak in 2020. A vast number of races were cancelled and a number of others had to be rescheduled.
Adding to the unusual feel, four-time defending world champion Marc Marquez broke his hand in the season-opening race and would miss the rest of the campaign. In his absence, fellow Spaniard Joan Mir's sole race victory and seven other podiums were enough for him to take out the title for Suzuki.
Fabio Quartaro, who won three races last season but also had a number of retirements and low finishes, Franco Morbidelli, Alex Rins and Andrea Dovizioso will all be hoping to add more race victories to those they picked up in 2020. Valentino Rossi is again saddling up on his Yamaha, while Ducati's Jack Miller is the sole Australian in the field once more.
Heading into 2021, 19 races are on the calendar, with the Argentine and American events postponed at the time of writing. If you're eager to tune in, there's plenty of coverage on subscription services, with limited broadcasts on free-to-air TV. Here's how you can watch MotoGP in Australia on TV or via live stream.
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How to watch 2021 MotoGP Championship
In Australia, Network 10 is providing limited live coverage of the 2021 MotoGP races only on 10Bold. If you're chasing all of the action, including practice and qualifying sessions, you'll need access to Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now or Kayo Sports.
How to watch MotoGP on free-to-air TV
If you're a casual motorsport fan, you may get by with the coverage on Network 10. Races air on 10Bold, or you can live stream MotoGP via 10 play, the network's catch-up TV platform.
What you can't get through Network 10 are the MotoGP practice sessions, the majority of qualifying sessions and any of the action from the Moto2 and Moto3 championships.
Live stream MotoGP on Kayo Sports
If you want to experience every moment of the 2020 MotoGP season, Kayo Sports is your best bet. The live sports streaming service covers over 50 sports and comes with a host of unique features that are sure to appeal to sports fans.
Besides a mammoth library of sports content live and on-demand, Kayo Sports also enables users to stream up to four events on the same screen with the SplitView feature. You can avoid spoilers for a certain game thanks to the No Spoilers setting or use Key Moments to watch only the best bits.
Kayo Sports also live streams all MotoGP category races, including Moto2 and Moto3, as well as every practice, qualifying session and race. It also has every race from other motorsport championships such as Formula 1 and V8 Supercars, so it's an essential option for true motorsport fans.
Kayo Sports costs $25/month for a Basic subscription, which lets you stream on two screens at the same time. Or it has a Premium subscription, which supports three simultaneous streams for $35/month.
For new users, Kayo Sports offers a 14-day free trial. The service is compatible with PCs, Macs, smartphones, tablets, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Sony Bravia TV, Samsung TV (2017 models or later) and Telstra TV.
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Watch MotoGP live on Foxtel
Like Kayo, Foxtel iQ is broadcasting every round of the MotoGP Championship live, including the practice and qualifying sessions, as well as the race itself. You'll need a Foxtel pay TV subscription and then you'll need to add the Sport pack ($29/month) to the Foxtel Plus package ($49/month) to tune in. At a monthly cost of $74/month, it's much more expensive than Kayo Sports if you only want access to sports content. Once that's done, you can watch MotoGP live on TV or stream races to your mobile device/laptop with the Foxtel GO app. The app is free for all Foxtel clients.
Another option for those eager to keep up with everything MotoGP-related is Foxtel Now, the pay TV giant's live streaming platform. It enables you to watch Foxtel content live and on-demand, so it may be a worthy alternative to the traditional pay TV subscription.
To watch MotoGP live, you will need to add the Sport pack, which costs $29/month, to the base Essential pack, which is $25/month. This does mean you get access to a lot of great non-sport content as well, but it does cost $54/month and you don't get the user interface or viewing features of Kayo Sports.
Thankfully, Foxtel Now offers new subscribers a 10-day free trial. The service is compatible with iOs and Android devices, PCs, Macs, Chromecast, Airplay, Sony Android TV, PS4, Telstra TV, Samsung TV (2017 models or later) and the Foxtel Now box.
2021 MotoGP schedule
|Race||Date AEST||Race||Venue||Start time AEST||Where to watch|
|1||28 March||Grand Prix of Qatar||Losail International Circuit, Lusail||TBC||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 10Bold|
|2||4 April||Grand Prix of Doha||Losail International Circuit, Lusail||TBC||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 10Bold|
|3||18 April||Grande Prémio de Portugal||Algarve International Circuit, Portimão||TBC||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 10Bold|
|4||2 May||Gran Premio Red Bull de España||Circuito de Jerez-Ángel Nieto, Jerez de la Frontera||TBC||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 10Bold|
|5||16 May||Grand Prix de France||Circuit Bugatti, Le Mans||TBC||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 10Bold|
|6||30 May||Gran Premio d'Italia||Mugello Circuit, Scarperia e San Piero||TBC||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 10Bold|
|7||6 June||Gran Premi de Catalunya||Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló||TBC||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 10Bold|
|8||20 June||Grand Prix Deutschland||Sachsenring, Hohenstein-Ernstthal||TBC||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 10Bold|
|9||27 June||Motul TT Assen||TT Circuit Assen, Assen||TBC||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 10Bold|
|10||11 July||Grand Prix of Finland||Kymi Ring, Iitti||TBC||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 10Bold|
|11||15 August||Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich||Red Bull Ring, Spielberg||TBC||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 10Bold|
|12||29 August||British Grand Prix||Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone||TBC||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 10Bold|
|13||12 September||Gran Premio de Aragón||Motorland Aragón, Alcañiz||TBC||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 10Bold|
|14||19 September||San Marino Gran Premio Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini||Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Misano Adriatico||TBC||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 10Bold|
|15||3 October||Grand Prix of Japan||Twin Ring Motegi, Motegi||TBC||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 10Bold|
|16||10 October||Thailand Grand Prix||Buriram International Circuit, Buriram||TBC||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 10Bold|
|17||24 October||Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix||Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Phillip Island||TBC||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 10Bold|
|18||31 October||Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix||Sepang International Circuit, Selangor||TBC||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 10Bold|
|19||14 November||Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana||Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia||TBC||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 10Bold|
List of 2021 MotoGP riders
|5||France||Johann Zarco||Italy Pramac Racing||Desmosedici GP23|
|9||Italy||Danilo Petrucci||France Tech3 KTM Factory Racing||RC16|
|10||Italy||Luca Marini||Spain Esponsorama Racing||Desmosedici GP19|
|12||Spain||Maverick Viñales||Japan Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||YZR-M1|
|20||France||Fabio Quartararo||Japan Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||YZR-M1|
|21||Italy||Franco Morbidelli||Malaysia Petronas Yamaha SRT||YZR-M1|
|23||Italy||Enea Bastianini||Spain Esponsorama Racing||Desmosedici GP19|
|27||Spain||Iker Lecuona||France Tech3 KTM Factory Racing||RC16|
|30||Japan||Takaaki Nakagami||Monaco LCR Honda Idemitsu||RC213V|
|32||Italy||Lorenzo Savadori||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia|
|33||South Africa||Brad Binder||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM|
|36||Spain||Joan Mir||Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki|
|41||Spain||Aleix Espargaro||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia|
|42||Spain||Alex Rins||Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki|
|43||Australia||Jack Miller||Ducati Lenovo Team||Ducati|
|44||Spain||Pol Espargaro||Repsol Honda Team||Honda|
|46||Italy||Valentino Rossi||Petronas Yamaha SRT||Yamaha|
|63||Italy||Francesco Bagnaia||Ducati Lenovo Team||Ducati|
|73||Spain||Alex Marquez||LCR Honda Castrol||Honda|
|88||Portugal||Miguel Oliveira||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM|
|89||Spain||Jorge Martin||Pramac Racing||Ducati|
|93||Spain||Marc Marquez||Repsol Honda Team||Honda|
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