MotoGP Austria 2018: Live streaming, start time and TV channel for Grand Prix at Red Bull Ring

MARC MARQUEZ heads into Sunday's Austrian GP a full 49 points ahead of Valentino Rossi in the MotoGP riders’ championship.

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

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

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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.

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.

 Marquez rides for Honda and has five wins so far this season

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Marquez rides for Honda and has five wins so far this season
 Nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi does a wheelie after finishing fourth in Brno

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Nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi does a wheelie after finishing fourth in Brno

“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 11.

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

 Rossi has not been so lucky in Austria of late

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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.


 

MARC MARQUEZ heads into Sunday's Austrian GP a full 49 points ahead of Valentino Rossi in the MotoGP riders’ championship.