MotoGP Portuguese Grand Prix qualifying - Start time, how to watch

Following a short break after the two season-opening races in Qatar, MotoGP returns to action with the Portuguese Grand Prix this weekend. Here's how you can watch qualifying on Saturday, April 17.

MotoGP Portuguese Grand Prix qualifying - Start time, how to watch

What time does qualifying for the Portuguese MotoGP start? 

Q1 will begin at 20:00 local time, followed by the pole-deciding Q2 at 20:15. Each session will last 15 minutes. 

  • Date: Saturday, April 17
  • Start time: 13:10 GMT / 14:10 BST / 15:10 CEST /  09:10 ET / 06:10 PT / 23:10 AEST / 22:10 JST / 18:40 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 Portuguese Grand Prix session timings

Session

GMT

BST

CEST

ET

PT

AEST

JST

IST

FP1

08:55

09:55

10:55

04:55

01:55

18:55

17:55

14:25

FP2

13:10

14:10

15:10

09:10

06:10

23:10

22:10

18:40

FP3

08:55

09:55

10:55

04:55

01:55

18:55

17:55

14:25

FP4

12:30

13:30

14:30

08:30

05:30

22:30

21:30

18:00

Qualifying

13:10

14:10

15:10

09:10

06:10

23:10 

22:10

18:40

Warm up

08:30

09:30 10:30

04:30

01:30

18:30

17:30

14:00

Race 

12:00

13:00

14:00

08:00

05:00

22:00

21:00

17:30

How can I watch Portuguese 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)

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 12 Spain Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'42.127  
2 42 Spain Alex Rins Suzuki 1'42.278 0.151
3 93 Spain Marc Marquez Honda 1'42.378 0.251
4 44 Spain Pol Espargaro Honda 1'42.382 0.255
5 5 France Johann Zarco Ducati 1'42.443 0.316
6 63 Italy Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'42.464 0.337
7 20 France Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'42.528 0.401
8 43 Australia Jack Miller Ducati 1'42.536 0.409
9 73 Spain Alex Marquez Honda 1'42.781 0.654
10 9 Italy Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'42.957 0.830
11 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'43.013 0.886
12 30 Japan Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'43.036 0.909
13 36 Spain Joan Mir Suzuki 1'43.060 0.933
14 21 Italy Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'43.243 1.116
15 32 Italy Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1'43.539 1.412
16 89 Spain Jorge Martin Ducati 1'43.702 1.575
17 88 Portugal Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'44.000 1.873
18 10 Italy Luca Marini Ducati 1'44.602 2.475
19 27 Spain Iker Lecuona KTM 1'44.967 2.840
20 23 Italy Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'45.325 3.198
21 41 Spain Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'45.335 3.208
22 33 South Africa Brad Binder KTM 1'47.774 5.647

FP2 results:

Cla Rider Bike Laps Time Gap
1 Italy Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 18 1'39.866  
2 France Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 19 1'40.206 0.340
3 Spain Joan Mir Suzuki 18 1'40.285 0.419
4 Spain Alex Rins Suzuki 19 1'40.328 0.462
5 Australia Jack Miller Ducati 17 1'40.336 0.470
6 Spain Marc Marquez Honda 18 1'40.339 0.473
7 Spain Maverick Viñales Yamaha 20 1'40.426 0.560
8 France Johann Zarco Ducati 19 1'40.490 0.624
9 Portugal Miguel Oliveira KTM 18 1'40.592 0.726
10 Japan Takaaki Nakagami Honda 8 1'40.611 0.745
11 Spain Alex Marquez Honda 18 1'40.732 0.866
12 Spain Pol Espargaro Honda 18 1'40.743 0.877
13 Italy Luca Marini Ducati 18 1'40.761 0.895
14 Spain Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 16 1'40.907 1.041
15 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha 19 1'41.125 1.259
16 Italy Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 19 1'41.140 1.274
17 South Africa Brad Binder KTM 18 1'41.012 1.146
18 Italy Danilo Petrucci KTM 19 1'41.187 1.321
19 Italy Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 21 1'41.216 1.350
20 Italy Enea Bastianini Ducati 16 1'41.836 1.970
21 Spain Iker Lecuona KTM 18 1'42.461 2.595
22 Spain Jorge Martin Ducati 18 1'42.921 3.055

FP3 results:

Cla Rider Bike Laps Time Gap
1 France Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 18 1'39.044  
2 Italy Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 19 1'39.095 0.051
3 Italy Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 18 1'39.117 0.073
4 France Johann Zarco Ducati 18 1'39.228 0.184
5 Spain Alex Rins Suzuki 20 1'39.328 0.284
6 Australia Jack Miller Ducati 17 1'39.345 0.301
7 Italy Luca Marini Ducati 18 1'39.600 0.556
8 Spain Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 15 1'39.690 0.646
9 Portugal Miguel Oliveira KTM 19 1'39.697 0.653
10 Spain Maverick Viñales Yamaha 22 1'39.742 0.698
11 Spain Alex Marquez Honda 20 1'39.796 0.752
12 Spain Joan Mir Suzuki 19 1'39.818 0.774
13 Spain Pol Espargaro Honda 19 1'39.828 0.784
14 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha 22 1'39.912 0.868
15 Spain Marc Marquez Honda 21 1'39.945 0.901
16 South Africa Brad Binder KTM 17 1'40.196 1.152
17 Italy Danilo Petrucci KTM 19 1'40.302 1.258
18 Italy Enea Bastianini Ducati 17 1'40.343 1.299
19 Spain Jorge Martin Ducati 12 1'41.046 2.002
20 Italy Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 17 1'41.190 2.146
21 Japan Takaaki Nakagami Honda 9 1'41.566 2.522
22 Spain Iker Lecuona KTM 19 1'41.568 2.524
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