How to watch the Portugal MotoGP live and free in Australia

Posted: 17 April 2021 7:15 pm
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6-time world champion Marc Márquez is set to make his comeback in this weekend's MotoGP in Portugal.

SUMMARY: The Portugal MotoGP main race only is on 10 Bold and 10 play. For full access to practice, qualifying and races for all Moto classes, you need Foxtel or Kayo Sports. Kayo currently has a 14-day free trial for new users.

He's back! Having missed the last 15 MotoGP races, Spanish superstar Marc Márquez should make his comeback from a broken arm this weekend. The 28-year-old has been sidelined since early 2020, missing the opening two rounds of this year in Doha, Qatar.

Frenchman Johann Zarco (Pramac Ducati) leads the championship standings on 40 points, 4 ahead of Spain's Maverick Viñales (Yamaha) who triumphed in the season-opener. Another Frenchman, Fabio Quartararo, is third in the standings.

Aussie Jack Miller's start to the season has been miserable. In the last event he had a mid-race dust-up with reigning world champion Joan Mir when the pair almost crashed on the straight. A hand injury, which meant he "couldn't feel the front-brake lever", then left him limping home in ninth place.

When is the Portugal MotoGP?

The 4.6km Algarve International Circuit, commonly referred to as Portimao, is the site for the Portugal MotoGP. Qualifying will get underway at 9:35pm AEST on Saturday 17 April. The main event then starts at 10pm AEST on Sunday 18 April.

How to watch Portugal MotoGP

There is some free-to-air coverage of the race itself in Australia on 10 Bold or streaming service 10 play. But to catch all the practice sessions, qualifying and race day for all Moto classes, you need a subscription to Kayo Sports, Foxtel or Foxtel Now. It is all spelled out in our guide to the 2021 MotoGP season.

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Stream Portugal MotoGP on Kayo Sports

If you are new to Kayo Sports, it has a 14-day free trial. After the trial period, subscriptions are $25 a month for the Basic package that lets you watch on two screens or devices at once. There is also a Premium option for $35 a month that gives you a third screen.

On top of MotoGP, motorsports fans are well covered with Kayo. Every Formula 1 and V8 Supercars race, along with IndyCar, NASCAR, NHRA Drag Racing and more, is on the streaming service. Kayo is compatible with a wide range of devices, including Android and iOS, Apple TV, Telstra TV and much more.

Live stream Portugal MotoGP on Kayo: Start your 14-day FREE trial now

Who will win the Portugal MotoGP?

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We're not expecting Márquez to dominate after such a long absence from the track but it wouldn't surprise if he did. The other riders will be slightly more nervous this weekend if, as expected, he takes his place in the race.

Yamaha factory duo Viñales and Quartararo will threaten again. However, Pramac's Zarco has been consistent this year with a pair of second-place finishes in Qatar. We'll tip him to break through for his first victory in 2021 in Portugal on Sunday.

You can see a comparison of Kayo vs Foxtel here. We also have insights on how to get Fox Sports without Foxtel.

Image source: Kayo Sports website

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