TIME SCHEDULE: Michelin® Grand Prix of Styria

Make sure you don't miss a second of the action with our comprehensive guide to the weekend's action at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg

MotoGP™ is back! After a well-deserved five-week summer break, the teams are ready for a tantalising second half of the season, with the Red Bull Ring in Austria playing host to the Michelin® Grand Prix of Styria. We at motogp.com want to make sure you don’t miss a second of the action from Round 10 of the 2021 MotoGP™ World Championship, with proceedings kicking off on Thursday, 5th of August.  To enjoy every second of it, check out the full programme below.

On Thursday 5th, starting at 17:00 (CET), a selection of MotoGP™ riders will lead the GP preview with the pre-race Press Conference. Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP riders Fabio Quartararo and Maverick Viñales will be joined by Johann Zarco (Pramac Racing), reigning Champion Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar), Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) and Franco Morbidelli's replacement Cal Crutchlow (Petronas Yamaha SRT).

Following the preview, a special press conference with MotoGP™ Legend and KTM test rider Dani Pedrosa will be held at 18:00 (CET). The Spaniard will meet with the media before making his long-awaited comeback as a wildcard at the Michelin® Styrian Grand Prix.

Friday 6th gives us our first taste of on-track action. The Moto3™ riders will get things underway from 09:00 (CET) with the first Free Practice, followed by MotoGP™ at 09:55 and Moto2™ at 10:55. Next up will be FP2, with the premier class in action at 14:10. Also taking place at mid-day on Friday will be the Annual Technical Manager's Tech Talk, where teams give us a comprehensive review of their technical innovations of the season so far. In the first instalment, Yamaha, Suzuki and Aprilia will each send representatives to face the media. 

On Saturday 7th we will see the action heat up in the Final Free Practice sessions ahead of qualifying. Moto3™ gets the day underway at 09:00 (CET), followed by the other categories. The pace will pick up from 12:35 when the lightweight class battle for pole in qualifying. After the MotoGP™ FP4 at 13:30, the premier class will start its QP at 14:10, before the Moto2™ riders round off the day at 15:10.

On Sunday 8th it's finally time for the main event of the races. Moto3™ will first test the track with Warm Up at 08:40 (CET), followed by the Moto2™ and MotoGP™ sessions. The first race will be the Moto3™ race at 11:00, followed by the Moto2™ race at 12:20 and the MotoGP™ race at 14:00.

Friday, August 6th

09:00-09:40       Moto3™                                        FP1               
09:55-10:40       MotoGP™                                     FP1               
10:55-11:35       Moto2™                                        FP1

12:00                   2021 Annual Tech Talk

13:15-13:55       Moto3™                                        FP2               
14:10-14:55       MotoGP™                                     FP2                              
15:10-15:50       Moto2™                                        FP2

Saturday, August 7th

09:00-09:40       Moto3™                                        FP3              
09:55-10:40       MotoGP™                                     FP3              
10:55-11:35       Moto2™                                        FP3

12:35-12:50       Moto3™                                        Q1  
13:00-13:15       Moto3™                                        Q2       

13:30-14:00       MotoGP™                                     FP4                   
14:10-14:25       MotoGP™                                     Q1
14:35-14:50       MotoGP™                                     Q2

15:10-15:25       Moto2™                                        Q1              
15:35-15:50       Moto2™                                        Q2                   

Sunday, August 8th

08:40-09:00        Moto3™                                       WARM UP               
09:10-09:30        Moto2™                                       WARM UP               
09:40-10:00        MotoGP™                                    WARM UP             

11:00                   Moto3™                                       RACE (23 laps)               
12:20                   Moto2™                                       RACE (25 laps)
14:00                   MotoGP™                                     RACE (28 laps) 

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