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MotoGP Austria: Race start time, live streaming and what TV channel for the 2018 Grand Prix at Red Bull Ring

Posted by On August 12, 2018

MotoGP Austria: Race start time, live streaming and what TV channel for the 2018 Grand Prix at Red Bull Ring

By Geoff Sweet12th August 2018, 11:54 amUpdated: 12th August 2018, 11:55 am

MARC MARQUEZ heads to Sunday's Grand Prix in Austria a full 49 points ahead of Valentino Rossi in the MotoGP riders’ championship.

The Spanish rider took third place in Brno, one place ahead of the Italian.

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Marc Marquez holds a healthy 49-point lead at the top of the drivers' championship

The Spielberg circuit hosts fond if distant memories for Rossi, having claimed his maiden world championship podium there with third place in the 1996 125cc race.

But since the Austrian track’s return to the MotoGP calendar in 2016 the nine-time world champion has failed to reach the rostrum.

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Rossi, who caught huge attention trialling Yamaha’s new fairing during the Brno test, wants to see improvements uncovered at the test translate at the Red Bull Ring this weekend.

He said: “The Austrian circuit has never been very positive or a favourite for us and last year we suffered.

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“But this year's bike has improved and we will try to have a good weekend and fight for the podium. We will do our best.

“August is a very intense month. After the race and the test in Brno we will immediately get back on track in Austria. This will allow us to continue the work we are doing to improve the bike.”

When is MotoGP Austria?

The Austrian GP takes place on Sunday, August 12.

It will begin at 2.10pm UK time, or 3.10pm in Austria.

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Rossi has not been so lucky in Austria of late

Before that, Moto3 will take place at 10.00am and Moto2 at 11.20am.

The race weekend begins on Friday, August 10 with practice one at 8.55am and practice two at 1.05pm.

Practice three then takes place at 9.55am on Saturday, August 11 before practice four at 12.30am and the all-important qualifying at 1.10pm.

The action will take place at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg.
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The Italian ace is hoping for better luck on Sunday

What TV channel and live stream is MotoGP Austria on?

The MotoGP race weekend will be live from Austria on BT Sport 2.

Coverage starts at 12.20pm, following the Moto2 race the build-up to which begins at 11.00am.

On Friday and coverage is from 7.45am-3.15pm and on Saturday from 8.00am-3.15pm.

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You can also watch the race from £7.99 - with no contract required. The NOW TV app is available on more than 60 devices, including TV, mobile phones, and games consoles, and you can register up to four of them.

What are the current standings in the MotoGP world championship?

Spaniard Mark Marquez holds a 49-point lead over Valentino Rossi.

Brit Carl Crutchlow is in eighth place.

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Source: Google News Austria | Netizen 24 Austria

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