Bagnaia pipped the 2021 champion Quartararo on the final day of the 2022 season to win his maiden world championship, the first Ducati rider to win the title since 2007 and the first Italian since 2009.

Quartararo will come roaring back this year if Yamaha can deliver him a bike worthy of fighting with the mighty Ducatis.

Marquez will be in the mix to add to his six premier class championships if his fitness, and his Repsol Honda bike, hold up.

Bastianini, Bagnaia's new teammate, will be a fascinating one to watch as the season kicks off in Portugal.

We’ve explained how you can watch the Portuguese MotoGP just below. 

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How to watch Portuguese MotoGP for free online

The Austrian broadcasters ORF or Servus have free Portuguese MotoGP coverage, which you can live stream on their of streaming platforms - ORF TVthek for ORF or Servus TV for Servus. Just bear in mind that the commentary will be in German, and you may need to create a free account in order to tune in. 

Belgian broadcaster RTBF also has free coverage of the Portuguese MotoGP, only with French commentary. You can live stream RTBF on RTBF Auvio.

How to watch Portuguese MotoGP 2023 from anywhere 

If you’re currently abroad or not in the same country as the TV streaming service you’re trying to use, you probably won’t be able to watch the Portuguese MotoGP because of geo-blocking, a technology that broadcasters use to restricts certain content to specific parts of the world. However, you can dodge geo-blocks by using a VPN, and ExpressVPN is one of the best.

ExpressVPN is offering all customers an extra three months free if they take out the 12-month plan (a saving of 49%) and a 30-day money-back guarantee so they can try it risk-free

ExpressVPN is an easy to use VPN that lets you change your IP address, making it look like you’re in a completely different country. It also encrypts your internet traffic to protect your privacy.

It’s compatible with most streaming devices including Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox and PlayStation, and Android and Apple mobiles.

How to watch 2023 Portuguese MotoGP in the UK

BT Sport has exclusive rights to MotoGP in the UK. You don’t need BT broadband to stream sports online; simply choose a Monthly Pass instead to get access to all of BT Sport contract-free. You can get set up with the BT Sport app or web player within 15 minutes.

Note: You will need a UK credit/debit card to subscribe to BT Sport. If you don’t have one, use the NBC stream.

Watch free highlights on the UK’s Channel 5

Price: Free

British broadcaster Channel 5 offers free highlights for the races. To watch privately and securely with a VPN:

  1. Get ExpressVPN

  2. Connect to a secure server location in the UK.

  3. Head to the MotoGP page.

  4. Enjoy the highlights!

Portuguese MotoGP start times (UK)

Friday, March 24

Portuguese MotoGP P1 - 10.45am

Portuguese MotoGP P2 - 3pm

Saturday, March 25

Portuguese MotoGP P3 - 10.10am

Portuguese MotoGP Qualifying - 10.50am

Portuguese MotoGP Sprint - 3pm

Sunday, March 26

Portuguese MotoGP - 2pm

How to watch 2023 Portuguese MotoGP in the UK

BT Sports is showing every session of the Portuguese MotoGP in the UK.

With a BT subscription, you’ll be able to watch the Portuguese MotoGP. And if you’re not in the UK right now you can use ExpressVPN to get around any geo-blocks.

To watch the MotoGP on BT

1. Get ExpressVPN

2. Connect to a server location in the UK

3. Head to BT and log in

4. Enjoy the action!