2021 MotoGP Algarve Grand Prix – find out how to watch, session occasions & extra - Motor Informed
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2021 MotoGP Algarve Grand Prix – find out how to watch, session occasions & extra

Fabio Quartararo sealed the 2021 MotoGP world title last time out at Misano after championship rival Francesco Bagnaia crashed out whereas main. It meant no matter the place the French rider completed he sealed a maiden world crown with two rounds to spare. 

Marc Marquez received the Emilia Romagna GP, main a Repsol Honda 1-2 from team-mate Pol Espargaro, as Enea Bastianini grabbed the ultimate podium spot on his Avintia Ducati from Quartararo who celebrated his title triumph in fourth place.

Whereas the riders’ championship is wrapped up, each the producers’ and groups’ titles are but to be determined.

Ducati leads the producers’ standings by eight factors from Yamaha, whereas the manufacturing unit Yamaha crew heads up the groups’ desk by 13 factors from the manufacturing unit Ducati outfit.

MotoGP returns to Portimao having raced on the Portuguese circuit earlier this season in April, when Quartararo clinched victory forward of Bagnaia and Mir, with all three presently the highest three within the riders’ championship.

Pol Espargaro, Repsol Honda Team

Pol Espargaro, Repsol Honda Workforce

Picture by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Why is it referred to as the Algarve GP?

With races not allowed to be given the identical race names in the identical MotoGP world championship season, Portimao’s second race of the season has been referred to as the Algarve GP, named after the area of Portugal the circuit is situated in.

It takes inspiration from the opposite double-headers MotoGP placed on each in 2020 and this yr as a part of the reshuffled calendar as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this season Qatar hosted the first-ever Doha GP because the second leg of its back-to-back races, the Purple Bull Ring hosted the Styrian GP as its second a part of its double-header and Misano hosted the Emilia Romagna GP because the second a part of its two races.

Why is MotoGP holding two races at Portimao?

As a part of the COVID-19-hit marketing campaign the 2021 MotoGP calendar has been tweaked attributable to varied journey restrictions in place the world over. The Finnish, Japanese, Thai, Australian, Malaysian and Argentina MotoGP rounds have all been cancelled for 2021.

With a view to bulk out the calendar, Losail, the Purple Bull Ring, Misano and Portimao will all host two races.

Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Factory Racing

Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Manufacturing facility Racing

Picture by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

2021 Algarve MotoGP session timings

MotoGP will run its commonplace schedule throughout the Algarve GP weekend, with two observe classes on Friday that may run for 45 minutes every. On Saturday third observe can even run for 45 minutes, with the highest 10 on the mixed FP1-2-Three timesheet robotically coming into into Q2 of qualifying. A remaining 30-minute FP4 session is held on Saturday afternoon forward of qualifying.

Q1 of qualifying sees all riders who didn’t end within the prime 10 of the mixed observe occasions participate, with the highest two finishers progressing into Q2 alongside the highest 10 who gained an automated spot through their observe occasions.

Q2 is the pole place shootout which decides the order of the entrance 4 rows, with the remainder of the grid organised on Q1 occasions, for the Algarve GP on Sunday.

Moto2 and Moto3 are additionally in motion throughout the Algarve GP.

Friday fifth November 2021

Free Apply 1: 9:55am-10:40am GMT (9:55am-10:40am native)

Free Apply 2: 2:10pm-2:55pm GMT (2:10pm-2:55pm native)

Saturday sixth November 2021

Free Apply Three: 9:55am-10:40am GMT (9:55am-10:40am native)

Free Apply four: 1:30pm-2:00pm GMT (1:30pm-2:00pm native)

Qualifying: 2:10pm-2:50pm GMT (2:10pm-2:50pm native)

Sunday seventh November 2021

Heat Up: 9:30am-9:50am GMT (9:30am-09:50am native)

Race: 1:00pm GMT (1:00pm native)

Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Team

Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Workforce

Picture by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

How can I watch the Algarve MotoGP?

  • Channel: BT Sport 2
  • Channel numbers: Sky – 414 (BT Sport 2)
  • Channel numbers: Virgin Media – 528 (BT Sport 2)

BT Sport’s stay protection of Sunday’s motion begins with the warm-up classes at 9:00am GMT, taken from the world feed, earlier than switching to its personal broadcast at 10:30am GMT for the pre-race present forward of the Moto3 race.

The build-up to the MotoGP race begins from 12:30pm, or when the Moto3 race finishes, forward of lights out at 1:00pm. The Moto2 Algarve GP will happen after the MotoGP race at 2:30pm.

Can I stream the Algarve MotoGP?

Viewers in the UK also can stream the Algarve GP by buying a video cross from MotoGP.com. A one-off video cross, for the rest of the 2021 MotoGP season, prices £16.89.

The video cross offers entry to each stay session, qualifying and race, plus world feed content material and the prospect to look at earlier races.

Climate forecast for the Algarve MotoGP at Portimao

Portimao is ready for settled and sunny situations all through the complete race weekend. Highs of 18 levels Celsius are forecast on race day, which is 2 levels hotter than the Emilia Romagna GP final day out.

 

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