MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix: how to watch, live, race times, preview, track guide and everything

by Christina S. Brown
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After two years away, MotoGPTM returns to Buriram for the OR Thailand Grand Prix, a critical weekend for all three classes.

The MotoGPTM title contenders Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGPTM), Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team), Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing), and Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing MotoGPTM) kick off Thursday’s pre-event Press Conferences. The second Press Conference will include two-time Thai GP winner Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team), Japanese GP winner Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo Team), and last weekend’s podium finisher Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing).

Moto3TM takes to the track at 09:00 local time (GMT+7), and Moto2TM follows the lightweight class at 09:55 before the premier class takes to the track at 10:50. MotoGPTM FP2 begins at 15:05 to conclude Day 1 action.

Saturday morning continues the same pattern as Friday before Moto3TM qualifying begins at 12:35. Moto2TM qualifying will start at 13:30, followed by MotoGPTM FP4 at 14:25, and the premier class will decide the grid at 15:05.

Race day then makes an appearance. Sunday begins with warm-ups at 10:00 a.m., followed by the Moto3TM race at 12:00 p.m. A massive Moto2TM duel will begin at 13:20, followed by a crucial MotoGPTM race at 15:00.

With four MotoGP races remaining, Fabio Quartararo takes an 18-point lead into Thailand.

Despite finishing ninth in Japan, the Frenchman strengthened his slim lead after Francesco Bagnaia crashed off on the final lap.

Continue reading to learn how to watch the Thailand Grand Prix live this weekend.

MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix 2022: Race Preview:

Last weekend, Quartararo extended his championship lead to 18 points in Japan, capping off a thrilling MotoGP season.

Thailand is one of six countries returning to the schedule in 2022 after a COVID-imposed sabbatical, and the triple-header that began three weeks ago in Aragon comes to a close.

With four races remaining, the three title contenders are separated by just 25 points, with Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo leading the way on 219 points and Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia second on 201, and Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro third on 194 points.

Bagnaia, the closest opponent, was in great form going into the race, but he crashed while attempting to overtake the reigning world champion and current leader at a critical point in the title battle.

“I was lucky that I didn’t hit Fabio in my crash, so I didn’t disrupt his race,” he explained. “It’s been a big mess from me, and I’m not happy about it.”

Aleix Espargaro did not earn any points after finishing 16th, allowing Quartararo to go closer to the crown for the second year in a row despite placing eighth.

Australian Jack Miller took advantage of the competitors’ mistakes, finishing three seconds ahead of South African KTM rider Brad Binder to win in Motegi.

Jorge Martin of Pramac joined Miller and Binder on the podium.

Marc Marquez, the returning six-time world champion, began on pole for Honda but finished fourth in his first race in three and a half months following arm surgery.

The result of a spectacular Japanese Grand Prix is that Quartararo now leads Bagnaia by 18 points and Espargaro by seven. Enea Bastianini, in the fourth position, is 49 points back.

Danilo Petrucci, a double MotoGP race winner, will make an unexpected return to Thailand as Joan Mir’s replacement as the Spaniard recovers from an ankle injury received in Austria.

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“I know it won’t be easy, so I’m not going in with any expectations; I simply want to enjoy it,” he stated.

“I’m also eager to be one of the few riders in history to transition from a MotoGP machine to a Dakar bike, a Superbike, and then back to a MotoGP machine!”

With four races remaining in an uncertain MotoGP season, prepare for another exciting weekend in Thailand.

How to Watch the 2022 MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix:

Anyone interested in watching the race weekend can do so by opening the BT Sport app during the times listed above and following the link on the homepage.

Live Broadcast at fuboTV Or Paramount+

MotoGP Thailand  Grand Prix 2022: Race Schedule

2022 MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix session timings

SessionGMTBSTCESTETPTAESTJSTIST
FP103:5004:5005:5023:5020:5013:5012:5009:20
FP208:0509:0510:0504:0501:0518:0517:0513:35
FP303:5004:5005:5023:5020:5013:5012:5009:20
FP407:2508:2509:2503:2500:2517:2516:2512:55
Qualifying08:0509:0510:0504:0501:0518:0517:0513:35
Warm-up03:4004:4005:4023:4020:4013:4012:4009:10
Race08:0009:0010:0004:0001:0018:0017:0013:30

2022 MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix session timings in local time

Friday 30th September 2022

  • Free Practice 1: 10:50 – 11:35 local time
  • Free Practice 2: 15:05 – 15:50 local time

Saturday 1st October 2022

  • Free Practice 3: 10:50 – 11:35 local time
  • Free Practice 4: 14:25 – 14:55 local time
  • Qualifying: 15:05 – 15:45 local time

Sunday 2nd October 2022

  • Warm-up: 10:40 – 11:00 local time
  • Race: 15:00 local time

2022 MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix session timings in the UK and Portugal

Friday 30th September 2022

  • Free Practice 1: 04:50 – 05:35 BST
  • Free Practice 2: 09:05 – 09:50 BST

Saturday 1st October 2022

  • Free Practice 3: 04:50 – 05:35 BST
  • Free Practice 4: 08:25 – 08:55 BST
  • Qualifying: 09:05 – 09:45 BST

Sunday 2nd October 2022

  • Warm-up: 04:40 – 05:00 BST
  • Race: 09:00 BST

2022 MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix session timings in Europe

Friday 30th September 2022

  • Free Practice 1: 05:50 – 06:35 CEST
  • Free Practice 2: 10:05 – 10:50 CEST

Saturday 1st October 2022

  • Free Practice 3: 05:50 – 06:35 CEST
  • Free Practice 4: 09:25 – 09:55 CEST
  • Qualifying: 10:05 – 10:45 CEST

Sunday 2nd October 2022

  • Warm-up: 05:40 – 06:00 CEST
  • Race: 10:00 CET

2022 MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix session timings in the US

Thursday 29th September 2022

  • Free Practice 1:  23:50 – 00:35 ET / 20:50 – 21:35 PT

Friday 30th September 2022

  • Free Practice 2:  04:05 – 05:50 ET / 01:05 – 01:50 PT
  • Free Practice 3: 23:50 – 00:35  ET / 20:50 – 21:35 PT

Saturday 1st October 2022

  • Free Practice 4: 03:25 – 03:55 ET / 00:25 – 00:55 PT
  • Qualifying: 04:05 – 04:45 ET / 01:05 – 01:45 PT
  • Warm-up: 23:40 – 00:00 ET / 20:40 – 21:00 PT

Sunday 2nd October 2022

  • Race:  04:00 ET /  01:00 PT

2022 MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix session timings in Australia

Friday 30th September 2022

  • Free Practice 1: 13:50 – 14:35 AEST
  • Free Practice 2: 18:05 – 18:50 AEST

Saturday 1st October 2022

  • Free Practice 3: 13:50 – 14:35 AEST
  • Free Practice 4 – 17:25 – 17:55 AEST
  • Qualifying: 18:05 – 18:45 AEST

Sunday 2nd October 2022

  • Warm-up: 13:40 – 14:00 AEST
  • Race: 18:00 AEST

2022 MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix session timings in Japan

Friday 30th September 2022

  • Free Practice 1: 12:50 – 13:35 JST
  • Free Practice 2: 17:05 – 17:50 JST

Saturday 1st October 2022

  • Free Practice 3: 12:50 – 13:35 JST
  • Free Practice 4: 16:25 – 16:55 JST
  • Qualifying: 17:05 – 17:45 JST

Sunday 2nd October 2022

  • Warm-up: 12:40 – 13:00 JST
  • Race: 17:00 JST

2022 MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix session timings in India

Friday 30th September 2022

  • Free Practice 1: 09:20 – 10:05 IST
  • Free Practice 2: 13:35 – 14:20 IST

Saturday 1st October 2022

  • Free Practice 3: 09:20 – 10:05 IST
  • Free Practice 4: 12:55 – 13:25 IST
  • Qualifying: 13:35 – 14:15 IST

Sunday 2nd October 2022

  • Warm-up: 09:10 – 09:30 IST
  • Race: 13:30 IST

Can’t find your country or region in the list? Check the MotoGP schedule page for the broadcast times in your local time zone.

MotoGP Thailand Grand Prix 2022 Track Guide:

This weekend’s round 17 of the 2022 MotoGP season will take place at the Chang International Circuit in Thailand’s Buriram province.

The 4.554km course has 12 corners and can accommodate up to 100,000 spectators.

Marquez won the previous Grand Prix in 2019 and owned the fastest lap record.

 

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