2021 MotoGP Portuguese GP – find out how to watch, session occasions & extra - Motor Informed
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2021 MotoGP Portuguese GP – find out how to watch, session occasions & extra

MotoGP returns to Europe after its Qatar residency – because the Losail Worldwide Circuit hosted each pre-season testing and the opening two rounds – after the beginning of the season was reshuffled amid COVID-19 pandemic points.

As an alternative of heading to the US and Argentina after the Qatar season-opener, the MotoGP paddock descends on Portimao which hosted the 2020 finale final November.

Regardless of the Qatar race wins being shared between Yamaha manufacturing facility duo Maverick Vinales and Fabio Quartararo, Pramac’s Johann Zarco leads the early MotoGP riders’ standings because of his pair of second-place finishes.

Behind that trio Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia additionally loved a stable Qatar double-header, highlighted by a podium within the first race, to take fourth place within the riders’ standings simply forward of Suzuki pair Alex Rins and defending MotoGP world champion Joan Mir.

Nearly all of focus shall be on Marc Marquez’s comeback, after he confirmed he’ll again in motion for the primary time in almost a yr after being given permission by medical doctors to take part in the Portuguese MotoGP.

Alex Rins, Team Suzuki MotoGP

Alex Rins, Staff Suzuki MotoGP

Picture by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Why is MotoGP racing in Portugal?

With the US and Argentina rounds postponed as a result of COVID-19 journey restrictions, MotoGP organisers added a second Qatar race and a return to Portimao to fill the hole initially of the 2021 season.

The Portuguese GP made its return to the MotoGP calendar final yr for the primary time since 2012, whereas final November’s occasion marked the primary time the grand prix world championship had competed on the Portimao circuit.

2021 Portuguese MotoGP session timings

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

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

Moto2 and Moto3 are additionally in motion through the Portuguese GP, whereas the Moto2 race is going down after the MotoGP race.

Friday 16th April 2021

Free Observe 1: 9:55am-10:40am BST (9:55am-10:40am native)
Free Observe 2: 2:10pm-2:55pm BST (2:10pm-2:55pm native)

Saturday 17th April 2021

Free Observe Three: 9:55am-10:40am BST (9:55am-10:40am native)
Free Observe four: 1:30pm-2:00pm BST (1:30pm-2:00pm native)
Qualifying: 2:10pm-2:50pm BST (2:10pm-2:50pm native)

Sunday 18th April 2021
Heat Up: 9:30am-9:50am BST (9:30am-9:50am native)

Race: 1:00pm BST (1:00pm native)

2021 MotoGP Portuguese GP – find out how to watch, session occasions & extra - Motor Informed

 

Picture by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

How can I watch the Portuguese MotoGP?

· Channel: BT Sport 2

· Channel numbers – Sky: 414 (BT Sport 2)

· Channel numbers – Virgin Media: 528 (BT Sport)

BT Sport’s dwell protection of Sunday’s motion begins with the warm-up periods at 9:00am, taken from the world feed, earlier than switching to its personal broadcast at 10:30am 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. For the Portuguese GP, the Moto2 race is going down after the MotoGP race.

Can I stream the Portuguese MotoGP?

Viewers in the UK can even stream the Portuguese GP by buying a video go from MotoGP.com. A one-off video go, the rest of the 2021 MotoGP season, prices £173.03p.

The video go provides entry to each dwell session, qualifying and race, plus world feed content material and the prospect to look at earlier races.

Climate forecast for the Portuguese MotoGP

Portimao is about for dry and sunny situations all through the weekend, with a really small probability of rain. Highs of 20 levels Celsius are forecast on race day, which is round eight levels cooler than the Doha GP.

Most Portuguese MotoGP winners (premier class solely)

Valentino Rossi: 5 wins (500cc – 2001, MotoGP – 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007)
Jorge Lorenzo: Three wins (2008, 2009, 2010)

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