2021 MotoGP Americas Grand Prix – How to watch, session times & more

MotoGP travels to Austin this weekend for the Americas Grand prix. Here's the full schedule for the 15th round of the season.

2021 MotoGP Americas Grand Prix – How to watch, session times & more
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Yamaha's Fabio Quartararo continues to lead the championship ahead of MotoGP's return to the Circuit of the Americas, but his Ducati rival Francesco Bagnaia has closed the gap to 48 points after winning the last two races at Aragon and Misano.

Marc Marquez is the most successful rider at Austin, having won six races in a row at the track between 2013-18. His run was ended by Suzuki's Alex Rins two years ago.

2021 MotoGP Americas Grand Prix session timings

Session

GMT

BST

CEST

ET

PT

AEST

JST

IST

FP1

14:55

15:55

16:55

10:55

07:55

00:55¹

23:55

20:25

FP2

19:10

20:10

21:10

15:10

12:10

05:10¹

04:10¹

00:40¹

FP3

14:55

15:55

16:55

10:55

07:55

00:55¹

23:55

20:25

FP4

18:30

19:30

20:30

14:30

11:30

04:30¹

03:30¹

00:00¹

Qualifying

19:10

20:10

21:10

15:10

12:10

05:10¹

04:10¹

00:40¹

Warm up

14:40

15:40 16:40

10:40

07:40

00:40¹

23:40

20:10

Race 

19:00

20:00

21:00

15:00

12:00

05:00¹

04:00¹

00:30¹

2021 MotoGP Americas Grand Prix session timings in the UK 

Friday 1st October 2021

  • Free Practice 1: 15:55 - 16:40 BST
  • Free Practice 2: 20:10 - 20:55  BST

Saturday 2nd October 2021

  • Free Practice 3: 15:55 - 16:40 BST
  • Free Practice 4: 19:30 - 20:00 BST
  • Qualifying: 20:10 - 20:50 BST

Sunday 3rd October 2021

  • Warm up: 15:40 - 16:00  BST
  • Race: 20:00 BST

2021 MotoGP Americas Grand Prix session timings in Europe 

Friday 1st October 2021

  • Free Practice 1: 16:55 - 17:40 CEST
  • Free Practice 2: 21:10 - 21:55 CEST

Saturday 2nd October 2021

  • Free Practice 3: 16:55 - 17:40 CEST
  • Free Practice 4: 20:30 - 21:00 CEST
  • Qualifying: 21:10 - 21:50 CEST

Sunday 3rd October 2021

  • Warm up: 16:40 - 17:00 CEST
  • Race: 21:00 CEST

2021 MotoGP Americas Grand Prix session timings in the US

Friday 1st October 2021

  • Free Practice 1:  10:55 - 11:40 ET / 07:55 - 08:40 PT
  • Free Practice 2:  15:10 - 15:55 ET / 12:10 - 12:55 PT

Saturday 2nd October 2021

  • Free Practice 3: 10:55 - 11:40  ET / 07:55 - 08:40 PT
  • Free Practice 4: 14:30 - 15:00 ET / 11:30 - 12:00 PT
  • Qualifying: 15:10 - 15:50 ET / 12:10 - 12:50 PT

Sunday 3rd October 2021

  • Warm-up: 10:40 - 11:00 ET / 07:40 - 08:00 PT
  • Race:  15:00 ET / 12:00 PT 

2021 MotoGP Americas Grand Prix session timings in Australia

Saturday 2nd October 2021

  • Free Practice 1: 00:55 - 01:40 AEST 
  • Free Practice 2 - 05:10 - 05:55 AEST

Sunday 3rd October 2021

  • Free Practice 3: 00:55 - 01:40 AEST
  • Free Practice 4: 04:30 - 05:00 AEST
  • Qualifying: 05:10 - 05:50 AEST

Monday 4th October 2021

  • Warm-up: 00:40 - 01:00 AEST
  • Race: 05:00 AEST

2021 MotoGP Americas Grand Prix session timings in Japan

Friday 1st October 2021

  • Free Practice 1: 23:55 - 00:40 JST 

Saturday 2nd October 2021

  • Free Practice 2: 04:10 - 04:55 JST
  • Free Practice 3: 23:55 - 00:40 JST 

Sunday 3rd October 2021

  • Free Practice 4: 03:30 - 04:00 JST
  • Qualifying: 04:10 - 04:50 JST
  • Warm-up: 23:40 - 00:00 JST

Monday 4th October 2021

  • Race: 04:00 JST

2021 MotoGP Americas Grand Prix session timings in India

Friday 1st October 2021

  • Free Practice 1: 20:25 - 21:10 IST 

Saturday 2nd October 2021

  • Free Practice 2: 00:40 - 01:25 IST
  • Free Practice 3: 20:25 - 21:10 IST 

Sunday 3rd October 2021

  • Free Practice 4: 00:00 - 00:30 IST
  • Qualifying: 00:40 - 01:20 IST
  • Warm-up: 20:10 - 20:30 IST

Monday 4th October 2021

  • Race: 00:30 IST

Can’t find your country or region in the list? Check the MotoGP schedule page for the broadcast times in your local timezone.

Can I stream the Americas MotoGP?

MotoGP has its own on-demand streaming service, offering live broadcast of practice, qualifying and the race, as well as highlights. The MotoGP Video pass is available for an annual fee of 139.99 euros. Users also can subscribe to the service on a monthly basis for 29.99 euros. Several local broadcasters also stream MotoGP races on their official websites.

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