AFTER a winter break, MotoGP is back with the traditional curtain raiser taking place in the desert in Qatar.
Marc Marquez cruised to his fifth title last season and knows that if he wins this year he will be just one world championship away from the legendary Valentino Rossi’s seven.
AFP or licensors Marc Marquez won his fifth MotoGP title last season
But Marquez faces in a new challenge in former world champions Jorge Lorenzo, who has put a troubled spell at Ducati behind him to join his fellow Spaniard at Honda.When is MotoGP Qatar?
MotoGP Qatar will take place on Sunday, March 10.
The race will have a tea time start for UK viewers, commencing at 5pm – 8pm local time.
Before that, qualifying one will begin on Saturday, March 9 at 5pm, followed by qualifying two at 5.25pm.
The race will be held at the Losail International Circuit on the outskirts of Doha.
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What TV channel is the Qatar GP on and can I live stream it?
BT Sport once again hold this year’s MotoGP rights.
The race will be live on BT Sport 2, BTSport.com and the BT Sport app.
Coverage of qualifying will commence at 2pm on Saturday to take in the Moto3 and Moto2 sessions while race coverage will begin at 11.30am on Sunday.
Can I watch MotoGP Qatar for free?
EE phone subscribers can also catch the action for FREE by signing up for three-month trial.
You can do this by texting SPORT to 150 or phoning 07953 966502 and follow the instructions.
The free trial will allow you to watch all BT Sport channels – excluding the red button options – via the app, while free casting to your television is also included.
At the end of your free trial, you can continue using this service, but it will cost £5 a month for the app and £10 per month to cast.
You can cancel at any time during the free trial, simply by texting STOP SPORT to 150