MotoGP Australia practice: Live stream, TV channel and start time for Australian Grand Prix on Phillip Island

AUSTRALIA plays hosts to round 17 of the MotoGP season with Marc Marquez already confirmed as this season's world title winner.

Marquez took the chequered flag first to claim his seventh title at  last week’s Japanese MotoGP.

 Marc Marquez celebrated his fifth world title after victory in Japan

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Marc Marquez celebrated his fifth world title after victory in Japan

Home favourite Jack Miller is confident he can challenge for a podium finish and perhaps even break through for a first-ever home grand prix win at Phillip Island.

The Queenslander has fond memories of last year’s race at the famed island circuit where he stormed to an early lead on his Marc VDS Honda before settling for seventh.

Miller, who has since switched to VDS Honda to Ducati with Pramac Racing, is back in 13th in the championship standings with three races to go.

But he said: "Coming into Phillip Island I’m on a better machine than I was last year and we lead for seven of laps,” he said. “Hopefully this year we can turn it into 27 [laps].

 Marquez wrapped up his eight win of the season last weekend

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Marquez wrapped up his eight win of the season last weekend
 The Spaniard has an unassailable lead with 296 points

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The Spaniard has an unassailable lead with 296 points

“I’m excited and nervous. I know what I did wrong last year in terms of tyre consumption, so I can take what I learnt and use that knowledge here, especially in my tyre choice and race strategy."

Marquez (Honda) has an unassailable lead with 296 points after eight wins and 3 podiums this season.

will be fit to take his place on the grid on the Phillip Island circuit despite dislocating his shoulder in the celebrations that ensued after his win in Japan.

The 25-year-old suffered the freak injury after being mobbed by his teammates after sealing victory on Honda's home track.

 Aussie Jack Miller hopes to spin a home win on Sunday

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Aussie Jack Miller hopes to spin a home win on Sunday

Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati) is second in the standings on 194 and Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) third on 185.

Race day is Sunday, October 28 at Phillip Island.

Friday, October 26: Free practice (12am-7am, BT Sport 2: FP1 and FP2).

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Live coverage of the first and second free practice sessions in all three classes.

Saturday, October 27: Free practice/qualifying (12.30am-7am, BT Sport 2 (qualifying from 3am).

Live coverage of the MotoGP third and fourth free practice sessions, and qualifying for all three classes.

Sunday, October 28: Race day

The warm-ups are live at live 2.30am.

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

 

AUSTRALIA plays hosts to round 17 of the MotoGP season with Marc Marquez already confirmed as this season's world title winner.