MotoGP heads to the Red Bull Ring for the Austrian Grand Prix this weekend. Fans in the UK will be able to catch the race at 1pm on BT Sport 2, while those on the US West Coast can watch at 5am, and those on the East Coast at 8am.
Of course, you want to know how to watch, so here’s everything you need to know about the action this weekend as well as the full 2022 calendar, plus your options for streaming as well as watching on TV.
When is the Austrian MotoGP race start time?
Sunday 21 August at 2pm local time (that’s 1pm BST – live on BT Sport 2)
Free practice is televised on Friday and Saturday, followed by Qualifying. Here’s the schedule for the weekend (times in BST)
Friday 19 August Free practice 1: 8.55-9.40am, Free practice 2: 1.10-2.55pm
Saturday 20 August Free practice 3: 8.55-9.40am; Free practice 4: 12.30-1pm; Qualifying: 1.10-1.50pm
Sunday 21 August Warmup: 8.40-9am; Race start – 1pm
Here’s the full schedule for the weekend (all times are in BST):
In the USA, although NBC Sports Network was shut down at the end of 2021, NBC still has the broadcast rights for MotoGP and will show every race of the 2022 season on NBC and CNBC. Only some will be shown live with the rest broadcast later on the same day.
Here’s a list of the broadcasters in various countries and regions that (as far as we know) will show MotoGP races in 2022:
Wherever you are in the world, you can get the MotoGP VideoPass, which lets you stream live and on-demand coverage of every GP on your devices – and TV if you have an Android TV, Apple TV, Roku or Amazon Fire TV.
It usually costs 199.99€, but as we’re half way through the season, it’s now a Half Season Pass for €100 which is approximately £84/US$113. Streaming is in Full HD – not UHD sadly – but it also includes 45,000 videos to watch dating back as far as 1992.
Watch MotoGP with a VPN
Using a VPN allows you to watch MotoGP even if you’re not in your home country when a race is on. You simply launch the VPN, connect to a server in your country and, from abroad, you can watch as if you were at home.
Of course, this works the other way round, too, and allows you to watch races on TV networks which stream online but are region-locked. You may still need an account for that TV service, but with a good VPN such as NordVPN or PureVPN, you can get around those regional blocks.