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What time does the 2021 Qatar MotoGP™ start in Australia?

Monday, 22 March 2021

The season commences this weekend.

The MotoGP™ season commences with the 2021 Qatar MotoGP™ race at Losail International Circuit this weekend.

Here is everything you need to know, including the start time and race info, for the 2021 Grand Prix of Qatar.

The first race of the 2021 MotoGP™ season takes place on Sunday 28 March.

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

What time does the Qatar GP start?

The 2021 Qatar GP starts at 8:00pm local time on Sunday 28 March, which is 4:00am Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) on Monday March 29.

The AEDT for each session in Qatar are as follows:

  • Practice 1: Friday 11:40pm-12:25am AEDT
  • Practice 2: Saturday 4:00am-4:45am AEDT
  • Practice 3: Saturday 11:15pm-12:00am AEDT
  • Practice 4: Sunday 3:20am-3:50am AEDT
  • Qualifying 1: Sunday 4:00am-4:15am AEDT
  • Qualifying 2: Sunday 4:25am-4:40am AEDT
  • Warm Up: Sunday 11:40pm-12:00am AEDT
  • Race: Monday 4:00am AEDT
  • Practice 1: Friday 10:45pm-11:25pm AEDT
  • Practice 2: Saturday 3:05am-3:45am AEDT
  • Practice 3: Saturday 10:20pm-11:00pm AEDT
  • Qualifying 1: Sunday 2:25am-2:40am AEDT
  • Qualifying 2: Sunday 2:50am-3:05am AEDT
  • Warm Up: Sunday 11:10pm-11:30pm AEDT
  • Race: Sunday 2:20am AEDT
  • Practice 1: Friday 9:50pm-10:30pm AEDT
  • Practice 2: Friday 2:10am-2:50am AEDT
  • Practice 3: Saturday 11:15pm-12:00am AEDT
  • Qualifying 1: Saturday 1:30am-1:45am AEDT
  • Qualifying 2: Saturday 1:55am-2:10am AEDT
  • Warm Up: Sunday 10:40pm-11:00pm AEDT
  • Race: Sunday 1:00am AEDT

Where is the Qatar GP held and how many laps is it?

The race takes place at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar.

MotoGP™ riders will race 22 laps covering a total distance of 118.4 kilometres.

What TV channel is the Qatar GP on in Australia?

All live MotoGP™, Moto2™, Moto3™ and MotoE™ television coverage in Australia is on Fox Sports, which is available via Foxtel.

Live streaming is also available for compatible devices, in HD and on-demand, through Kayo Sports.

For free-to-air viewers, 10 Bold will broadcast the MotoGP™ race live from 3:30am AEDT on Monday 29 March.

To view the full viewing guide on how to watch MotoGP™ events in Australia, click here.