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 second race of the 2021 MotoGP season is in Portugal. See our complete MotoGP Portugal guide for viewing details and track schedule.

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, 4-time defending world champion Marc Márquez 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 7 other podiums were enough for him to take out the title for Suzuki.

Fabio Quartararo – who won 3 races last season but also had a number of retirements and low finishes – Franco Morbidelli, Álex 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 the 2021 MotoGP Championship

In Australia, Network 10 is providing limited live coverage of the 2021 MotoGP races only on 10 Bold. 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 10 Bold, 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 2021 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 4 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 2 screens at the same time. Or it has a Premium subscription, which supports 3 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, PS4, PS5, Chromecast, Sony Bravia TV, Samsung TV (2017 models or later) and Telstra TV.

Stream Kayo Sports for 14 days FREE and no lock-in contract

Take Kayo Sports' Basic or Premium plan for a spin and stream over 50 sports live completely free for 14 days.

10-day free trial of Foxtel Now

No installation and no lock-in contract. New customers only. Sign up now.

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.


10-day free trial of Foxtel Now

No installation and no lock-in contract. New customers only. Sign up now.

2021 MotoGP schedule

Race Date AEST Race Venue Where to watch
1 28 March Grand Prix of Qatar Losail International Circuit, Lusail Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 10Bold
2 4 April Grand Prix of Doha Losail International Circuit, Lusail Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 10Bold
3 18 April Grande Prémio de Portugal Algarve International Circuit, Portimão Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 10Bold
4 2 May Gran Premio Red Bull de España Circuito de Jerez-Ángel Nieto, Jerez de la Frontera Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 10Bold
5 16 May Grand Prix de France Circuit Bugatti, Le Mans Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 10Bold
6 30 May Gran Premio d'Italia Mugello Circuit, Scarperia e San Piero Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 10Bold
7 6 June Gran Premi de Catalunya Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 10Bold
8 20 June Grand Prix Deutschland Sachsenring, Hohenstein-Ernstthal Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 10Bold
9 27 June Motul TT Assen TT Circuit Assen, Assen Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 10Bold
10 11 July Grand Prix of Finland Kymi Ring, Iitti Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 10Bold
11 15 August Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich Red Bull Ring, Spielberg Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 10Bold
12 29 August British Grand Prix Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 10Bold
13 12 September Gran Premio de Aragón Motorland Aragón, Alcañiz 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 Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 10Bold
15 3 October Grand Prix of the Americas COTA Karting, Austin Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 10Bold
16 24 October Grand Prix - Misano Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 10Bold
17 7 November Grande Premio do Algarve Algarve International Circuit, Portugal Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 10Bold
18 14 November Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana Circuit Ricardo Tormo, SPAIN Kayo Sports, Foxtel, 10Bold

List of 2021 MotoGP riders

No. Country Name Team Bike
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
Picture: Kayo Sports website

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