How to watch 2022 Qatar MotoGP live and free in Australia
The Qatar MotoGP event kicks of a massive 2022 season with Australia's Jack Miller keen to build on a strong showing.
The new era of MotoGP has seen fresh young talent take the reins, with the latest being defending champion Fabio Quartararo of France.
For Australia, Jack Miller enjoyed a tremendous season in which he finished fourth and he will be eager to build on that here with a strong start.
This season will contain 21 races, up from 18 last year.
When is the Qatar MotoGP?
The race kicks off at 2am AEDT on Monday 7 March at the Lusail International Circuit in the city of Doha, Qatar.
How to watch MotoGP Qatar in Australia
In Australia, Network 10 is providing limited live coverage of the 2022 MotoGP races only on 10 Bold. If you're chasing all of the action, including practice and qualifying sessions, you'll need access to Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now or Kayo Sports.
Stream Qatar MotoGP on Kayo Sports
If you want to experience every moment of the 2022 MotoGP season, Kayo Sports is your best bet. The live sports streaming service covers over 50 sports and comes with a host of unique features that are sure to appeal to sports fans.
Besides a mammoth library of sports content live and on demand, Kayo Sports also enables users to stream up to 4 events on the same screen with the SplitView feature. You can avoid spoilers for a certain game thanks to the No Spoilers setting or use Key Moments to watch only the best bits.
Kayo Sports also live streams all MotoGP category races, including Moto2 and Moto3, as well as every practice, qualifying session and race. It also has every race from other motorsport championships such as Formula 1 and V8 Supercars, so it's an essential option for true motorsport fans.
Kayo Sports costs $25 a month for a Basic subscription, which lets you stream on 2 screens at the same time. Or it has a Premium subscription, which supports 3 simultaneous streams for $35 a month.
For new users, Kayo Sports offers a 14-day free trial. The service is compatible with PCs, Macs, smartphones, tablets, Android TV, Apple TV, PS4, PS5, Chromecast, Sony Bravia TV, Samsung TV (2017 models or later) and Telstra TV.
Stream Qatar MotoGP on Foxtel
Like Kayo, Foxtel iQ is broadcasting every round of the MotoGP Championship live, including the practice and qualifying sessions, as well as the race itself. You'll need a Foxtel pay TV subscription and then you'll need to add the Sport pack ($29 a month) to the Foxtel Plus package ($49 a month) to tune in. At a monthly cost of $74 a month, it's much more expensive than Kayo Sports if you only want access to sports content. Once that's done, you can watch MotoGP live on TV or stream races to your mobile device/laptop with the Foxtel GO app. The app is free for all Foxtel clients.
Another option for those eager to keep up with everything MotoGP-related is Foxtel Now, the pay TV giant's live streaming platform. It enables you to watch Foxtel content live and on demand, so it may be a worthy alternative to the traditional pay TV subscription.
To watch MotoGP live, you will need to add the Sport pack, which costs $29 a month, to the base Essentials pack, which is $25 a month. This does mean you get access to a lot of great non-sports content as well, but it does cost $54 a month and you don't get the user interface or viewing features of Kayo Sports.
Thankfully, Foxtel Now offers new subscribers a 10-day free trial. The service is compatible with iOS and Android devices, PCs, Macs, Chromecast, AirPlay, Sony Android TV, PS4, Telstra TV, Samsung TV (2017 models or later) and the Foxtel Now box.
Who will win the Qatar MotoGP?
Last season saw some of the closest race finishes in years, and it also saw every manufacturer land a podium finish at one point or another. So all that points to an enthralling and entertaining 2022 season.
Defending champion Fabio Quartararo should be confident heading to Qatar, with Yamaha the most successful team in the venue's history, including a pair of victories at the circuit last year.
Expect 8-time champion Marc Márquez to push hard, with Australia's Jack Miller in the mix for a strong start also.
For more information on sports streaming you can see a comparison of Kayo vs Foxtel here.
Image source: Kayo Sports website