What time does the 2018 Australian MotoGP™ start?

Australian GP Start Time Phillip Island

The 2018 MotoGP™ season continues with the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island this weekend.

Australian TV viewers can watch every 2018 MotoGP™ World Championship practice, qualifying session and race, live and ad-break free during racing on FOX SPORTS. Sign up now.

Here is everything you need to know, including the start time, FOX SPORTS broadcast times and race info, for the 2018 Grand Prix of Australia.

When is the Australian MotoGP™?

The 17th race of the 2018 MotoGP™ season takes place on Sunday 28 October at Phillip Island.

Practice begins on Friday 26 October with FP1 and FP2, followed by FP3, FP4 and qualifying on Saturday 27 October.

What time does the Australian GP start?

The 2018 Australian MotoGP™ starts at 2:00pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) on Sunday 28 October.

The AEDT for each session is as follows:


  • Practice 1: Friday 11:55am-12:40pm AEDT
  • Practice 2: Friday 4:05pm-4:50pm AEDT
  • Practice 3: Saturday 11:55am-12:40pm AEDT
  • Practice 4: Saturday 3:30pm-4:00pm AEDT
  • Qualifying 1: Saturday 4:10pm-4:25pm AEDT
  • Qualifying 2: Saturday 4:35pm-4:50pm AEDT
  • Warm-Up: Sunday 11:40am-12:00pm AEDT
  • Race: Sunday 4:00pm AEDT


  • Practice 1: Friday 10:55am-11:40am AEDT
  • Practice 2: Friday 3:05pm-3:50pm AEDT
  • Practice 3: Saturday 10:55am-11:40am AEDT
  • Qualifying: Saturday 2:30pm-2:15pm AEDT
  • Warm-Up: Sunday 11:10am-11:30am AEDT
  • Race: Sunday 2:20pm AEDT


  • Practice 1: Friday 10:00am-10:40am AEDT
  • Practice 2: Friday 2:10pm-2:50pm AEDT
  • Practice 3: Saturday 10:00am-10:40am AEDT
  • Qualifying: Saturday 1:35pm-2:15pm AEDT
  • Warm-Up: Sunday 10:40am-11:00am AEDT
  • Race: Sunday 1:00pm AEDT
Where is the Australian GP held and how many laps is it?

The Australian Grand Prix takes place at Phillip Island.

MotoGP™ riders will race 27 laps covering a total distance of 120.10 km.

What TV channel is the Australian MotoGP™ on in Australia?

Live television coverage in Australia of each MotoGP™, Moto2™ and Moto3™ session is on FOX SPORTS, which is exclusively available via Foxtel. Sign up now.

Live streaming is also available on compatible devices, including eligible mobile devices, using Foxtel Go.

For free-to-air viewers, Channel ONE will show the event live from 12:30pm AEDT Sunday 28 October, followed by replays at 2:00am AEDT on Tuesday 30 October and 8:20am AEDT on Friday 2 November.

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