How to watch 2022 Australian MotoGP live and free in Australia
The title race is down to just 2 points as Phillip Island plays host to the iconic Australian MotoGP.
The upsets at Thailand last fortnight have thrown the cat among the pigeons in the title race for 2022 leading into the Australian MotoGP.
Fabio Quartararo's failure to land points, combined with Francesco Bagnaia's third-place finish, has closed the gap to just 2 points at the top between them.
Australia's Jack Miller is finishing the season strongly, backing up his win in Japan with a second-place finish in Thailand that leaves him just 39 points off the top spot.
It is the first time in 3 years that the MotoGP has been in Australia, due largely to the COVID-19 pandemic.
What time is the Australian MotoGP?
The Australian MotoGP takes place at Phillip Island in Victoria from Friday 14 October to Sunday 16 October.
The main MotoGP race will kick off over 27 laps at 2pm AEDT on Sunday 16 October.
How to watch MotoGP Australia live
You can watch the Australian MotoGP live and free on Channel 10 if you want to watch via broadcast TV or stream it via 10 play.
Live stream the Australian MotoGP on Kayo Sports
You can watch the Australian MotoGP practice and qualifying sessions as part of Kayo Freebies, but the main race itself requires a subscription.
If you are yet to try it out, Kayo has a 7-day free trial for new customers, meaning you could watch the Australian MotoGP live and free.
Kayo also has a range of special features, including some specifically tailored to motorsport.
RaceView allows fans access to unique camera modes in addition to the main coverage and you can watch them all at once.
All up, Kayo has access to more than 50 sports.
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Watch MotoGP Australia on Foxtel
Like Kayo, Foxtel iQ broadcasts every round of the MotoGP Championship live, including the practice and qualifying sessions.
You'll need a Foxtel pay TV subscription and the Sports HD pack is $74 a month.
It's more expensive than Kayo Sports if you only want access to sports content but you do get additional entertainment content for the higher price.
Another option for those eager to keep up with everything MotoGP-related is Foxtel Now.
To watch the Australian MotoGP live, you will need to add the Sport pack to the base Essentials pack. The standard cost is $54 a month, but again you get access to a lot of non-sports content as well.
However, again if you only want sport, Kayo is cheaper and you don't get the user interface or viewing features of Kayo.
Foxtel Now offers new subscribers a 10-day free trial, which is another way to watch the MotoGP Australia at no cost.
What channel is the MotoGP on in Australia?
If you want to watch the Australian MotoGP live on broadcast TV, you'll find it on Channel 10 or your local equivalent.
This is the only MotoGP event you can watch on free-to-air TV in Australia in 2022.
MotoGP Australia race preview
The Riders' Championship could not be closer heading into this race.
Reigning champ Fabio Quartararo is still leading with 219 points.
However, his advantage has been cut to just 2 points with Italian Francesco Bagnaia closing in fast.
Bagnaia is certainly riding in better form and has been for the last couple of months.
Can he seize control here, take the lead and go on with it?
The answer is yes, but there are plenty of variables.
The weather is one and the improved form of local hope Jack Miller is another.
Casey Stoner will do a celebratory lap in front of his Aussie fans and he'd love nothing more than to see Miller do what he did so many times himself and rule the Island.
We are backing in the local boy to well and truly keep this title race alive and even sneakily, keep it alive for himself too.
For a full analysis of your viewing options, you can check out our full MotoGP broadcast guide.
Image source: Kayo Sports website