Austrian MotoGP qualifying - Start time, how to watch

Following last weekend's Styrian Grand Prix, MotoGP stays at the Red Bull Ring as part of a double header. Here's how you can watch the Austrian Grand Prix qualifying on Saturday, August 14.

Austrian MotoGP qualifying - Start time, how to watch
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Ducati is the favourite for pole position in Spielberg, with the circuit's long straights playing to the strengths of the Desmosedici.

This was evident on Friday, with Pramac's Johann Zarco lapping seven tenths clear of the field in a dry FP1.

It would be interesting to see which Ducati team will have the upper hand this weekend, after Jorge Martin scored Pramac's first win last time out at the same venue.

What time does qualifying for the Austrian MotoGP start? 

The qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix will begin at 2:10pm local time (+2 GMT). 

  • Date: Saturday, August 14
  • Start time: 12:10 GMT / 13:10 BST / 14:10 CEST / 14:10 SAT / 15:10 EAT /   08:10 ET / 05:10 PT / 22:10 AEST / 21:10 JST / 17:40 IST

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

2021 MotoGP Austrian Grand Prix session timings

Session

GMT

BST

CEST

ET

PT

AEST

JST

IST

FP1

07:55

08:55

09:55

03:55

00:55

17:55

16:55

13:25

FP2

12:10

13:10

14:10

08:10

05:10

22:10

21:10

17:40

FP3

07:55

08:55

09:55

03:55

00:55

17:55

16:55

13:25

FP4

11:30

12:30

13:30

07:30

04:30

21:30

20:30

17:00

Qualifying

12:10

13:10

14:10

08:10

05:10

22:10 

21:10

17:40

Warm up

07:40

08:40 09:40

03:40

00:40

17:40

16:40

13:10

Race 

12:00

13:00

14:00

08:00

05:00

22:00

21:00

17:30

How can I watch Austrian MotoGP qualifying?

Europe:

  • Spain: DAZN
  • UK: BT Sport
  • France: Canal+
  • Germany and Austria: ServusTV/DAZN
  • Italy: Sky Sport
  • Hungary: Spiler TV
  • Netherlands: Eurosport
  • Portugal: Sport TV

Asia:

  • Japan: G+/Hulu
  • Thailand: PPTV
  • India: Eurosport
  • Indonesia: Trans 7
  • Malaysia and Singapore: Fox Sports
  • China: Star Sports / Guangdong Television 
  • South Korea: Star Sports

Americas

  • USA: NBCSN
  • Canada: DAZN
  • Brazil: Fox Sports
  • Argentina: ESPN+

Oceania

  • Australia: Fox Sports
  • New Zealand: Spark Sport (new for 2021)

Africa

  • Sub-Saharan Africa - SuperSport / Canal+

Can I stream qualifying?

MotoGP offers its own on-demand streaming service that includes live coverage of all qualifying and races. 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.

FP1 results:

Cla # Rider Bike Time Gap
1 5 France Johann Zarco Ducati 1'22.827  
2 36 Spain Joan Mir Suzuki 1'23.625 0.798
3 42 Spain Alex Rins Suzuki 1'23.730 0.903
4 30 Japan Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'23.790 0.963
5 41 Spain Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'23.841 1.014
6 20 France Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'23.865 1.038
7 73 Spain Alex Marquez Honda 1'23.881 1.054
8 63 Italy Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'23.903 1.076
9 93 Spain Marc Marquez Honda 1'23.967 1.140
10 89 Spain Jorge Martin Ducati 1'24.044 1.217
11 44 Spain Pol Espargaro Honda 1'24.097 1.270
12 23 Italy Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'24.237 1.410
13 10 Italy Luca Marini Ducati 1'24.330 1.503
14 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'24.335 1.508
15 88 Portugal Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'24.347 1.520
16 33 South Africa Brad Binder KTM 1'24.492 1.665
17 43 Australia Jack Miller Ducati 1'24.528 1.701
18 9 Italy Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'24.755 1.928
19 27 Spain Iker Lecuona KTM 1'24.792 1.965
20 35 United Kingdom Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 1'25.295 2.468

FP2 results:

Cla # Rider Bike Time Gap
1 27 Spain Iker Lecuona KTM 1'27.520  
2 5 France Johann Zarco Ducati 1'30.917 3.397
3 41 Spain Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'31.237 3.717
4 93 Spain Marc Marquez Honda 1'31.353 3.833
5 43 Australia Jack Miller Ducati 1'31.812 4.292
6 73 Spain Alex Marquez Honda 1'31.961 4.441
7 42 Spain Alex Rins Suzuki 1'32.190 4.670
8 44 Spain Pol Espargaro Honda 1'32.404 4.884
9 20 France Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'32.784 5.264
10 33 South Africa Brad Binder KTM 1'33.319 5.799
11 89 Spain Jorge Martin Ducati 1'33.408 5.888
12 30 Japan Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'33.536 6.016
13 63 Italy Francesco Bagnaia Ducati    
14 88 Portugal Miguel Oliveira KTM    
15 10 Italy Luca Marini Ducati    
16 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha    
17 35 United Kingdom Cal Crutchlow Yamaha    
18 23 Italy Enea Bastianini Ducati    
19 36 Spain Joan Mir Suzuki    
20 9 Italy Danilo Petrucci KTM    

FP3 results:

Cla # Rider Bike Time Gap
1 63 Italy Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'22.874  
2 20 France Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'22.968 0.094
3 5 France Johann Zarco Ducati 1'23.012 0.138
4 93 Spain Marc Marquez Honda 1'23.132 0.258
5 41 Spain Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'23.138 0.264
6 43 Australia Jack Miller Ducati 1'23.245 0.371
7 36 Spain Joan Mir Suzuki 1'23.320 0.446
8 30 Japan Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'23.362 0.488
9 33 South Africa Brad Binder KTM 1'23.453 0.579
10 44 Spain Pol Espargaro Honda 1'23.481 0.607
11 42 Spain Alex Rins Suzuki 1'23.482 0.608
12 10 Italy Luca Marini Ducati 1'23.527 0.653
13 89 Spain Jorge Martin Ducati 1'23.558 0.684
14 88 Portugal Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'23.677 0.803
15 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'23.687 0.813
16 73 Spain Alex Marquez Honda 1'23.695 0.821
17 27 Spain Iker Lecuona KTM 1'23.706 0.832
18 23 Italy Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'24.033 1.159
19 9 Italy Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'24.074 1.200
20 35 United Kingdom Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 1'24.193 1.319
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