Austrian MotoGP 2020 live stream: How to watch the Grand Prix von Österreich online from anywhere

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With Brad Binder's unexpected victory last time out, this weekend's Austrian MotoGP 2020 has become even more essential viewing for motorsports fans. Read on as we give you full details on how to get a live stream of the Grand Prix von Österreich with our guide below.

Binder's shock win during Sunday's Czech GP had plenty of significance beyond it being the South African rider's maiden MotoGP victory. The win was KTM's first team victory, while Binder's ride was the first winning motorcycle to feature a steel frame in over a decade, along with being the first winning bike for 47 years to be made outside of either Italy or Japan.

The MotoGP carnival now heads to iconic Red Bull Ring for a double header starting with the Grand Prix von Österreich on Sunday, followed seven days later by the BMW M Grand Prix von Styria on the same circuit.

Situated among the dramatic mountain ranges of the Styrian region, the 4,318 metre circuit is one of the most demanding on the tour thanks to its punishing seven right-hand corners.

Championship leader Fabio Quartararo will be looking to extend his early advantage at the top of the table, with the French rider looking to extend his 17-point lead over his Movistar Yamaha teammate Maverick Vinales.

Read on as we explain below how to get a MotoGP live stream for this week's Austrian Grand Prix.

MotoGP: Austrian Grand Prix 2020: Where and when?

The myWorld Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich takes place on Sunday at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg.

The Grand Prix starts at 2pm local time (CEST). That makes it a 1pm BST start for fans watching from the UK and an 8am ET flag for those in the US.

Hardcore Moto GP fans looking to watch qualifying will need to tune in at 2.10pm CEST/1.10pm BST/8.10am ET on Saturday.

The full schedule for the weekend's MotoGP action is as follows:

  • Saturday, August 15 - Qualifying - 2.10pm CEST, 1.10pm BST
  • Sunday 16th August Warm Up: 9.20am CEST, 8.40am BST, 3.40am ET
  • MotoGP Austrian Grand Prix: 2pm CEST, 1pm BST, 8am ET

Watch the 2020 MotoGP: Austrian Grand Prix online from outside your country

We have details of all the US, UK, Australian and Canadian broadcasters of this weekend's racing from Spielberg further down in this guide. If you're intent on watching the Austrian Grand Prix, but find yourself away from home then you'll run into problems when trying to stream your domestic coverage online from abroad as it's likely to be geo-blocked.

That's where a VPN (Virtual Private Network) can be a lifesaver. They allow you to virtually change the ISP of your laptop, tablet or mobile to one that's back in your home country, letting you watch as if you were back there.

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How to watch the Austrian Grand Prix online in the US

NBC Sports has exclusive broadcast rights to the 2020 MotoGP season in the States, including this Sunday's action from Austria.

If you already have NBC Sports via cable already, you're all set and can watch via the network's website - you just need to tap in the details of your TV provider. The Austrian GP is set to begin at 8am ET/5am PT Sunday.

If you're looking to cut the cord, you can watch NBCSN via Sling TV, where it's available as part of the over-the-top service's Blue bundle. You can even try a FREE Sling trial that will let you watch this week's race without paying a penny, if you play your cards right.

Out of the US and want to watch your home coverage? No worries - just use a VPN as described above to stream all the action just like you would back at home.

How to stream the 2020 Austrian Grand Prix live in the UK

BT Sport is where all the MotoGP action is at for UK viewers, with BT Sport 2 the channel to head to. Subscribers can watch online, either through the BT Sport website or by using the BT Sport app - available for iOS and Android.

If you don't fancy a long-term commitment, there's now BT Sport's Monthly Pass option, which lets you pay £25 and cancel whenever you want.

Coverage of MotoGP Austria qualifying is set to begin at 11am BST on Saturday, ahead of a 1.10pm BST start, while coverage of the Austrian GP starts on Sunday with the warm ups from 7.30am, and the main event scheduled for 12.30pm ahead of a 1pm start.

If you're BT Sport subscriber but are currently outside the UK then you'll need to download a VPN and follow the instructions above to live stream the action.

How to stream the Austrian Grand Prix live in Canada

Canadians looking to watch the Austrian GP are catered for by beIN Sports which has the rights to the races for the 2020 season. The race is set to begin at 8am ET on Sunday, with qualifying starting at 8.10am ET on Saturday. For those travelling outside of Canada, you can use a VPN to change your virtual location and still enjoy the race as if you were back home.

Live stream MotoGP live in Australia for free

The great news for Aussie motorsports fans is that free-to-air channel Network 10 is airing MotoGP qualifying (Saturday, 10.10pm AEST) and the Austrian Grand Prix (Sunday, 10pm) live for nada. You can stream the coverage via the Tenplay on demand service's website and apps for iOS and Android.

Kevin Lynch