Where to watch motorsport in Australia

Motorsport has many forms across two-wheel and four-wheel options, which makes for plenty of high-speed viewing in Australia.

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Nathan Lawrence
May 24, 2023
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Motorsport goes by many names. Car racing. Auto racing. Motor racing. And that’s the shortlist of umbrella terms for four-wheel motorsport options. Both four-wheel and two-wheel auto racing also have their own tournaments and classes, not to mention on-road and off-road variants, each with varying degrees of popularity. Whether you’re looking to stream car or motorbike racing, we’ve got you covered with picks from some of the best sports streaming services in Australia.

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Watch motorsport online in Australia

Catch up with motorsports on Kayo Sports, Stan Sport and 7plus.

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There are a few key ways to stream motorsports in Australia, and the two main ones require a subscription. Starting with the Foxtel options, you can use either a Kayo Sports or Foxtel Now subscription to access the following motorsports (a mix of bikes and cars):

  • Formula 1 Championship
  • Supercars
  • MotoGP
  • NASCAR Cup Series
  • Moto2
  • Moto3
  • Superbikes
  • Formula 2 Championship
  • Formula 3 Championship
  • Extreme E
  • Moto E Championship
  • Toyota 86 Racing Series

On the costs front, you’re looking at $25 a month for Kayo One and $35 for Kayo Basic. All Kayo subscriptions offer HD streaming, with Kayo One limited to one screen, while Kayo Basic offers two simultaneous streams. Alternatively, Foxtel Now is the pricier pick, albeit splicing sports with basic entertainment: $54 a month for two HD streams.

There are more premium motorsport options with a Stan Sport subscription:

  • SpeedSeries
  • IndyCar
  • TCR World Title
  • WEC
  • WRC
  • Formula E

Stan Sport is close to Kayo Sports in monthly costs but is like Foxtel Now in how it blends entertainment with a sports channel add-on. Stan Basic costs $12 per month for one SD stream, Stan Standard is $16 for three simultaneous HD streams, and Stan Premium costs $21 for up to four simultaneous 4K streams. Whichever plan you go with, the price goes up by $15 per month for the Stan Sport add-on: so, $25 for Stan Basic, $31 for Stan Standard and $36 for Stan Premium.

Some of the Foxtel content is also available for free via 7plus, which includes the following motorsport live races, replays and highlights:

  • Supercars Championship
  • Bathurst 1000
  • Motorsport Australia Rally Championship (ARC)
  • Night Thunder
  • Westernationals drag racing

How else can I stream motorsports in Australia?

A virtual private network (VPN) subscription is a great way to unlock more motorsports streaming from around the globe, with free and premium options available. For example, Le Mans is available for free streaming via Servus TV or L’Equipe TV via Austrian and French VPN servers, respectively. Alternatively, connect to a UK VPN server and visit the Eurosport website for live streaming, which has a seven-day trial. Here are some VPNs that worked well with UK streaming in my tests:

For F1, switch to a US server then either use the Hulu live add-on or sign up for F1 TV Pro to stream all races. Stick with Hulu if you want to stream Formula E, MotoGP or NASCAR. Here’s a look at VPNs that work great with Hulu when connecting from Australia:

Watch Indianapolis 500 in Australia

As you may have gleaned from the breakdowns above, the home of IndyCar racing in Australia is Stan Sport. That’s where you’ll find the Indianapolis 500—or “Indy 500” to its friends—on 29 May. There are other IndyCar races in June, July, August and September. Alternatively, use a VPN and connect to either a New Zealand or UK server and sign up for a premium Sky Sport subscription. Try the following VPNs for great UK streaming:

  • Windscribe
  • ExpressVPN
  • NordVPN
  • PrivadoVPN
  • Hola VPN
  • CyberGhost

Compare streaming services

Interested to see how the streaming services above stack up against the competition? Take a look at the table below for a comparison of your streaming options in Australia.

Monthly price
More info
Binge LogoBinge Standard plan
4K streaming
2 streams
Deal: 7-day free trial
Apple TV+Apple TV+ plan
4K streaming
6 streams (Family Sharing)
Deal: 7-day free trial
Disney PlusDisney+ Standard plan
HD streaming
2 streams
Deal: $139.99 for 12mths
Disney PlusDisney+ Premium plan
4K streaming
4 streams
Deal: $179.99 for 12mths
NetflixNetflix Standard + Ads
HD streaming
2 streams
StanStan Basic plan
SD streaming
1 stream
Kayo SportsKayo One Plan
HD streaming
1 stream
Deal: 7-day free trial
Foxtel Now | 2022 logo | Reviews.org AustraliaFoxtel Now Essentials
HD streaming
2 streams
Access to over 30 channels
Deal: 10-day free trial
ShudderShudder plan
HD streaming
1 stream
Deal: 7-day free trial
Hayu | Provider logoHayu Plan
HD streaming
1 stream
Deal: 7-day free trial
Paramount+Paramount+ plan
HD streaming
2 streams
Deal: 7-day free trial

Motorsport Australia frequently asked questions

For Australian streaming services, start with Kayo Sports, Foxtel Now and Stan Sport for a range of motorsport options. Free motorsport streaming of select races is available via 7plus.
Motorsports TV offers two options for streaming: one free and one paid. The free version offers ad-supported live and replay content, while the premium version costs US$5.99 per month or US$49.99 per year.
Kayo Sports, Foxtel Now, Stan Sport and 7plus are the streaming services to check for live car racing. Alternatively, use a VPN to access motorsport streams for F1 and others via international streaming services.
Nathan Lawrence
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Nathan Lawrence
Nathan Lawrence has been banging out passionate tech and gaming words for more than 11 years. These days, you can find his work on outlets like IGN, STACK, Fandom, Red Bull and AusGamers. Nathan adores PC gaming and the proof of his first-person-shooter prowess is at the top of a Battlefield V scoreboard.

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