How to watch 2023 Portugal MotoGP live and free in Australia
This is only the third MotoGP season opener held in Europe in more than 3 decades.
The wait has been long but the new MotoGP season is finally upon us, kicking off in Portugal.
It's shaping up to be a packed opening weekend, with the MotoGP calendar starting in Europe for the first time since 2006.
Racing fans should gear up for a healthy dose of adrenaline, as the Portugal Grand Prix is sure to keep you glued to the screen, eager to watch the first trophies of the season are awarded.
Here's how to make sure you don't miss a minute of the exciting action.
When is the MotoGP Portugal?
The Portugal MotoGP or Grande Prémio Tissot de Portugal will be held at Autodromo Internacional do Algarve from Friday 24 to Monday 27 March AEDT.
The main race kicks off on Monday 27 March at 12am AEDT.
How to watch MotoGP Portugal live in Australia
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.
With a subscription to 1 of those you can watch not only the Portugal MotoGP but also every race of the 2023 season.
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Watch MotoGP Portugal on Foxtel Now
You can get a 10-day free trial of Foxtel Now if you're a new customer. In other words, you can watch MotoGP Portugal in full at no cost.
Once your trial ends, you can keep watching MotoGP on Foxtel Now with the Sport pack, which you have to get on top of the base Essentials pack for a total of $54 a month.
The MotoGP Portugal is also available to watch live on Foxtel iQ, which costs $74 a month as you need the Sports HD pack and there's no free trial.
While some sports are available in 4K Ultra HD on Foxtel iQ, the MotoGP Portugal is only available in HD.
Stream Portugal Grand Prix on Kayo Sports
Kayo comes with a 7-day free trial for new customers, so you can technically watch MotoGP Portugal live and free.
Once your free trial ends, Kayo has 3 subscription options – One, Basic and Premium – which start at $25 a month and differ by how many streams you can have simultaneously.
Kayo also has a range of special features, including a few tailored to motorsport.
RaceView allows fans to watch 4 feeds on 1 screen including a pit lane channel and co-pilot channel when available.
Overall, Kayo offers coverage of more than 50 sports.
MotoGP Portugal race preview
The Grande Premio Tissot de Portugal kicks off a super-sized moto-racing season.
Last year, the Ducati Lenovo Team secured the teams' championship and Francesco Bagnaia won his first world title after enjoying a sensational second half of the season.
Bagnaia is still in excellent shape and will be partnering with Enea Bastianini at the Ducati Lenovo Team in 2023 after the departure of Australia's Jack Miller.
But will they manage to dominate the 2023 MotoGP circuit?
One thing's for sure: we're in for quite a ride over the course of the next few months.
Tune in to see who takes the first 25-point haul of the season at the Portugal Grand Prix.
For a full analysis of your viewing options, you can check out our MotoGP Australia broadcast guide.