Marc Marquez will enter 2018 the defending MotoGP Riders’ Champion, but standing in his way will be former champions Jorge Lorenzo and the veteran Valentino Rossi, as well as local favourite Jack Miller, and you won’t miss a minute of the action when you Stream the action live to an eligible mobile device using the Free Trial offered below.
2018 MotoGP Grand Prix Preview
The MotoGP World Championship travels five continents and draws a global television audience in the tens of millions, and every MotoGP Grand Prix promises something different. A total of nineteen fixtures are stacked across this year’s calendar, starting with the season opener in the desert heat of Qatar in late March, continuing to the scenic mountains of Austria in August and a trip to Thailand in early October for the newest addition, and concluding with the sandy beaches of Catalonia Spain in mid November.
Spain’s Marc Marquez is the defending Rider’s Champion, winning his fourth MotoGP World title in the very last race of the season, when Andrea Dovizioso failed to overcome the twenty-one points that separated the pair. Marquez earned back-to-back titles for the second time in his career, and this season will be looking to become the first to score a three-peat since Valentino Rossi accomplished the trick more than a decade ago. It won’t be easy, with veterans Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Dovizioso fit and ready, as well as the Spanish youngster Maverick Vinales looking to close the gap.
MotoGP on TV in Australia
Here in 2018, Fox Sports has live coverage of All MotoGP category races (Moto2, Moto3), including practice and qualifying sessions, across every supported Foxtel platform. Fox Sports will also offer all 19 MotoGP World Championship events LIVE, in HD, with no ad-breaks from lights out to the chequered flag. This includes every practice, qualifying and Grand Prix race, with expert commentary, as well as the most comprehensive pre-race and post-race analysis, right up until the MotoGP Grand Prix of Valencia (Nov 18).
When: March 17 -19
Where: Losail Intl Circuit, Qatar
The MotoGP Free to air coverage on Channel One is limited to the MotoGP Grand Prix races themselves, for a total of ninety minutes of Live action for each fixture on the 2018 calendar. The Channel One coverage does not include Moto2, Moto3, or the ultra-important MotoGP practices and qualifying sessions. The lone exception is the MotoGP of Australia (October 28), for which Channel One will televise both the Qualifying race and Grand Prix live.
Live Australian TV Times – Qatar
Day 3 Monday 19 March
Moto3 warm-up: 12.00am (Fox Sports 5)
Qatar GP warm-up: 12.30am (Fox Sports 5)
Moto2 warm-up: 1.30am (Fox Sports 5)
Moto3 GP: 2.10am – 3.30am (Fox Sports 5)
Qatar GP: 3.30am – 5.30am (Fox Sports 5)
Moto2 GP: 5.30am – 7.00am (Fox Sports 5)
Shown as Sydney Australia time, adjust for regional differences. Full DAY 1 and DAY 2 fixtures listed below display. MotoGP Grand Prix replays available on Fox Sports following the LIVE events.
MotoGP Live Streaming and a Free Trial
All nineteen MotoGP racing weekends including the 2018 Qatar MotoGP will be broadcast on Fox Sports 506, to include every featured practice and qualifying session and the Grand Prix itself, televised live and in High Definition to enhance your viewing.
So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to check out Foxtel Now’s 2 weeks Free TV trial, which has No-lock in contract or equipment fees, so you can pause or cancel anytime. Foxtel Now will televise the Qatar MotoGP online*, while also offering high quality Live MotoGP streaming to eligible mobile devices through Foxtel Go.
2018 MotoGP Live TV Fixtures
Day 1 Saturday 17 March
Moto3 practice: 1.30am (Fox Sports 1)
Moto2 practice: 2.20am (Fox Sports 1)
Qatar GP practice: 3.20am (Fox Sports 1)
Moto3 practice: 4.30am (Fox Sports 1)
Moto2 practice: 5.20am (Fox Sports 1)
Qatar GP practice: 6.20am (Fox Sports 1)
Day 2 Sunday 18 March
Moto3 qualifying: 1.30am (Fox Sports 4)
Qatar GP practice: 2.30am (Fox Sports 4)
Qatar GP qualifying: 3.10am (Fox Sports 4)
Moto2 qualifying: 4.20am (Fox Sports 4)
2018 MotoGP Australian TV Fixtures
Take advantage of the Foxtel Now 2 weeks free trial, which can be paused anytime so you only need to pay for the sport you wish to see, and watch your favourite MotoGP racing Live online. The MotoGP TV fixtures on Free to Air are limited to a ninety minute of live broadcasting on channel ONE, with the lone exception being Australia’s Phillip Island MotoGP in October.
19 March: MotoGP Grand Prix Qatar (3am) – LIVE Fox Sports
09 April: MotoGP Grand Prix Argentina (4am) – LIVE Fox Sports
23 April: MotoGP Grand Prix The Americas (5am) – LIVE Fox Sports
06 May: MotoGP Grand Prix Spain (10pm) – LIVE Fox Sports
20 May: MotoGP Grand Prix France (10pm) – LIVE Fox Sports
03 June: MotoGP Grand Prix Italy (10pm) – LIVE Fox Sports
17 June: MotoGP Grand Prix Catalunya (10pm) – LIVE Fox Sports
1 July: MotoGP Grand Prix Netherlands (9pm) – LIVE Fox Sports
15 July: MotoGP Grand Prix Germany (10pm) – LIVE Fox Sports
05 August: MotoGP Grand Prix Czech (10pm) – LIVE Fox Sports
12 August: MotoGP Grand Prix Austria (10pm) – LIVE Fox Sports
26 August: MotoGP Grand Prix Great Britain (11pm) – LIVE Fox Sports
07 September: MotoGP Grand Prix San Marino (10pm) – LIVE Fox Sports
23 September: MotoGP Grand Prix Aragon (10pm) – LIVE Fox Sports
07 October: MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix (6pm) – LIVE Fox Sports
21 October: MotoGP Grand Prix Japan (4pm) – LIVE Fox Sports
28 October: MotoGP Grand Prix Australia (3pm) – LIVE: ONE/Fox Sports
04 November: MotoGP Grand Prix Malaysia (5pm) – LIVE Fox Sports
18 November: MotoGP Grand Prix Valencia (11pm) – LIVE Fox Sports