MotoGP Australia 2018 qualifying: Live stream, what TV channel and start time for big Grand Prix race

ITALIAN Andrea Dovizioso believes it is time to attack Phillips Island, Ducati's bogey track in which not one rider from eight finished in the top ten last year.

Marc Marquez has already wrapped up this year's championship in Japan but recent evidence suggests Ducati’s GP18 can challenge for wins at nearly every track in every condition.

 Andrea Dovizioso says Phillips Island is D-day for Ducati

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Andrea Dovizioso says Phillips Island is D-day for Ducati

Phillip Island’s long, open curves place emphasis on flowing lines and high corner speeds, rather than acceleration and late braking prowess will surely be the true acid test.

Dovizioso said: "This is the best moment to make this test because it will be very important to have the maximum feedback we can have here to go into the winter with some clear idea if we can improve where we are still not the strongest.”

"Phillip Island is Phillip Island. It's difficult. It's difficult for many reasons: the characteristic of the track, for me, for the bike; the weather, the weather and the wind affect a lot every practice, and the race. So it's a different kind of weekend.

"It's very hard to be fast when you need to be. Because here, to be fast, you have to be very fast in the middle of the corner, it's not about aggression, hard braking, being precise on the braking.

"It's not like this. It's a completely different story. But for sure our goal is to make the podium."

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When is MotoGP Australia qualifying?

MotoGP Australia qualifying will take place on Saturday, October 27 at Philips Island.

It will commence at 6.10am in the UK.

Two free practices took play on Friday, with another following on the Saturday.

Race day is Sunday, October 28.

What TV channel is MotoGP Australia qualifying on and can I live stream iy?

BT Sport 2 will show Moto GP Australia 2018 qualifying live from 3am on Saturday, October 27.

Coverage of the third free practice is live from 12am.

BT Sport customers with a BT ID can enjoy multi-screen coverage of the action.

You can also live stream qualifying on the BT Sport App and btsport.com.

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ITALIAN Andrea Dovizioso believes it is time to attack Phillips Island, Ducati's bogey track in which not one rider from eight finished in the top ten last year.