MotoGP Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2022: how to watch, when, full schedule, start time, riders, tracks at Phillip Island

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MotoGP Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix returns to one of the quickest circuits in the world, Phillip Island, this weekend for the first time in three years.

Following several cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix will be held for the first time since 2019. Here are all of the important details for this year’s event. Phillip Island, like recent races at Motegi and Buriram, will host its first MotoGP race since 2019 after the Covid-19 outbreak caused back-to-back withdrawals from the calendar in 2020 and 2021.

Following his stunning performance in wet conditions in Thailand, Miguel Oliveira heads into the Australian Grand Prix as the newest MotoGP winner, but all eyes will be on home favourite Jack Miller.

Miller has not only been the most in-form rider over the last two rounds, but he has also pulled himself into title contention, sitting 40 points behind series leader Fabio Quartararo.

In 2022, the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix will make a victorious return to Phillip Island.

The fast-flowing Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, which is well-known among riders, will once again set the setting for an exciting weekend as teams push their machines to the utmost from 14-16 October 2022*.

Next year’s event, a highlight on Australia’s sporting calendar, is shaping up to be another unforgettable experience, with two Australians scheduled to compete in the elite class.

When will the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix being held in 2022?

The Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix will take place on October 14-16, 2022.

Practice will take place on Friday, followed by qualifying on Saturday and the race on Sunday.

Throughout the weekend, the Moto2 and Moto3 models will also be on display.

How to Watch the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2022:

To watch the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix follow this link: 

The Grand Prix will be broadcast live on Fox Sports and Kayo, who cover every MotoGP race live during the season.

Channel 10 will also broadcast the entire race live on free-to-air as they did with the Formula One Australian Grand Prix earlier this year.

Riders and grid for the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2022

Where will the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2022 take place?

The Grand Prix will be held at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit once again this year.

It is a fast-flowing and enjoyable circuit located on Phillip Island in Victoria.

It was most recently renovated in 1988, and it now measures 4.45km in length with 12 turns.

The track is located south of Melbourne’s CBD and takes slightly more than two hours to access by vehicle.

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Schedule for the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix in 2022 :

*AEDT TIME

Friday, October 14:

9:55 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.
Free Practice 2: 2:10pm – 2:55pm

Saturday, October 15:

9:55 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.
Free Practice 4: 1:30pm – 2:00pm
Qualifying 1: 2:10pm – 2:25pm
Qualifying 2: 2:35pm – 2:50pm

Sunday, October 16:

Warm 9:40am – 10:00am
Race time: 2:00 p.m.

The whole schedule, including Moto2 and Moto 3 times, can be seen here.

Tickets for the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2022

Tickets for general admission (AKA Island Pass), grandstand, and hospitality are presently on sale.

An adult three-day general entrance pass costs $165.

Tickets can be purchased by following this link.

Riders and grid for the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2022:

This year, 24 riders from 12 different teams will line up on the grid at Phillip Island.

TeamRiders
Aprilia RacingMaverick Vinales & Aleix Espargaro
Ducati Lenovo TeamJack Miller & Francesco Bagnaia
Gresini Racing MotoGPEnea Bastianini & Fabio Di Giannantonio
LCR HondaTakaaki Nakagami & Alex Marquez
Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGPFabio Quartararo & Franco Morbidelli
Mooney VR46 Racing TeamLuca Marini & Marco Bezzecchi
Pramac RacingJohann Zarco & Jorge Martin
Red Bull KTM Factory RacingBrad Binder & Miguel Oliveira
Repsol Honda TeamPol Espargaro & Marc Marquez
Team Suzuki EcstarJoan Mir & Alex Rins
Tech3 KTM Factory RacingRaul Fernandez & Remy Gardner
WithU Yahama RNF MotoGP TeamAndrea Dovizioso & Darryn Binder

 

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