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What time does the 2021 Portuguese MotoGP™ start in Australia?

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

The MotoGP™ championship returns to Europe.

The MotoGP™ season continues with the 2021 Portuguese MotoGP™ race at Algarve International Circuit this weekend.

Here is everything you need to know, including the start time and race info, for the 2021 Grand Prix of Portugal.

The third race of the 2021 MotoGP™ season takes place on Sunday 18 April.

Practice begins on Friday 16 April with FP1 and FP2, followed by FP3, FP4 and qualifying on Saturday 17 April.

What time does the Portuguese GP start?

The 2021 Portuguese GP starts at 1:00pm local time on Sunday 18 April, which is 10:00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) on Sunday 18 April.

The AEST for each session in Portugal are as follows:

  • Practice 1: Friday 6:55pm-7:40pm AEST
  • Practice 2: Friday 11:10pm-11:55pm AEST
  • Practice 3: Saturday 6:55pm-7:40pm AEST
  • Practice 4: Saturday 10:30pm-11:00pm AEST
  • Qualifying 1: Saturday 11:10pm-11:25pm AEST
  • Qualifying 2: Saturday 11:35pm-11:50pm AEST
  • Warm Up: Sunday 6:30pm-6:50pm AEST
  • Race: Sunday 10:00pm AEST
  • Practice 1: Friday 7:55pm-8:35pm AEST
  • Practice 2: Saturday 12:10am-12:50am AEST
  • Practice 3: Saturday 7:55pm-8:35pm AEST
  • Qualifying 1: Sunday 12:10am-12:35am AEST
  • Qualifying 2: Sunday 12:35am-12:50am AEST
  • Warm Up: Sunday 7:00pm-7:20pm AEST
  • Race: Sunday 11:30pm AEST
  • Practice 1: Friday 6:00pm-6:40pm AEST
  • Practice 2: Friday 10:15pm-10:55pm AEST
  • Practice 3: Saturday 7:55pm-8:35pm AEST
  • Qualifying 1: Saturday 9:35pm-9:50pm AEST
  • Qualifying 2: Saturday 10:00pm-10:15pm AEST
  • Warm Up: Sunday 7:00pm-7:20pm AEST
  • Race: Sunday 8:20pm AEST

Where is the Portuguese GP held and how many laps is it?

The race takes place at the Algarve International Circuit in Portugal.

MotoGP™ riders will race 25 laps covering a total distance of 114.8 kilometres.

What TV channel is the Portuguese GP on in Australia?

All live MotoGP™, Moto2™, Moto3™ and MotoE™ television coverage in Australia is on Fox Sports, which is available via Foxtel.

Live streaming is also available for compatible devices, in HD and on-demand, through Kayo Sports.

For free-to-air viewers, 10 Bold will broadcast the MotoGP™ race live from 9:30pm AEST on Monday 5 April.

Read our complete guide on how to watch MotoGP™ in Australia.