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What time does the 2022 Qatar MotoGP™ start in Australia?

Monday, 28 February 2022

The 2022 season kicks off.

The MotoGP™ season begins with the 2022 Qatar MotoGP™ race at the Lusail International Circuit this weekend.

Here is everything you need to know, including the start time and race info, for the 2022 Qatar MotoGP™.


Round 1 of the 2022 MotoGP™ season takes place on Sunday, March 6, 2022.

Practice begins on Friday, March 4 with FP1 and FP2, followed by FP3, FP4, and qualifying on Saturday, March 5.

What time does the Qatar MotoGP™ start?

The 2022 Qatar MotoGP™ starts at 6:00 pm local time on Sunday, March 6, which is 2:00 am Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) on Monday, March 7.

The AEDT for each session in Qatar are as follows:

  • Practice 1: Friday 9:40pm-10:25pm AEDT
  • Practice 2: Saturday 2:00am-2:45am AEDT
  • Practice 3: Saturday 9:15pm-10:00pm AEDT
  • Practice 4: Sunday 1:20am-1:50am AEDT
  • Qualifying 1: Sunday 2:00am-2:15am AEDT
  • Qualifying 2: Sunday 2:25am-2:40am AEDT
  • Warm Up: Sunday 9:40pm-10:00pm AEDT
  • Race: Monday 2:00am AEDT
  • Practice 1: Friday 8:45pm-9:25pm AEDT
  • Practice 2: Saturday 1:05am-1:45am AEDT
  • Practice 3: Saturday 8:20pm-9:00pm AEDT
  • Qualifying 1: Sunday 12:25am-12:40am AEDT
  • Qualifying 2: Sunday 12:50am-1:05am AEDT
  • Warm Up: Sunday 9:20pm-9:30pm AEDT
  • Race: Monday 12:20am AEDT
  • Practice 1: Friday 7:50pm-8:30pm AEDT
  • Practice 2: Saturday 12:10am-12:50am AEDT
  • Practice 3: Saturday 7:25pm-8:05pm AEDT
  • Qualifying 1: Saturday 11:30pm-11:45pm AEDT
  • Qualifying 2: Saturday 11:55pm-12:10am AEDT
  • Warm Up: Sunday 9:00pm-9:10pm AEDT
  • Race: Sunday 11:00pm AEST

Where is the Qatar MotoGP™ held and how many laps is it?

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

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

Moto2™ riders will race 20 laps covering a total distance of 107.6 kilometres.

Moto3™ riders will race 18 laps covering a total distance of 96.8 kilometres.

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

All live MotoGP™, Moto2™ and 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.

Read our complete guide on how to watch MotoGP™ in Australia.