MotoGP Japan practice: Start time, live stream and what TV channel for Tokyo Grand Prix

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JAPAN plays host to Round 16 of MotoGP – and Marc Marquez is on the cusp of his fifth tittle in the last six seasons.

The Repsol Honda rider heads into the weekend with an emphatic 77-point lead over his chief rival, Andrea Dovizioso.

Marquez can clinch the title in Japan
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When is MotoGP Japan practice?

THE all-important practice sessions from Motegi are set for Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20.

Get the coffee ready, as the first session begins at 1.55am BST.

Here’s the full rundown of the day including Moto2 and Moto3 events (all times BST):


  • 1am – 1.40am: Moto3 – Practice 1
  • 1.55am – 2.40am: MotoGP – Practice 1
  • 2.55am – 3.40am: Moto2 – Practice 1
  • 5.10am – 5.50am: Moto3 – Practice 2
  • 6.05am – 6.50am MotoGP – Practice 2
  • 7.05am – 7.50am Moto2 – Practice 2


  • 1am – 1.40am: Moto3 – Practice 3
  • 1.55am – 2.40am: MotoGP – Practice 3
  • 2.55am – 3.40am: Moto2 – Practice 3
  • 5.30am – 6am: MotoGP – Practice 4

When is MotoGP qualifying?

Qualifying will be held on Saturday, October 20.

The start times are as follows:

  • 4.35am – 5.15am: Moto3 – Qualifying
  • 6.10am – 6.25am: MotoGP – Qualifying 1
  • 6.35am – 6.50am: MotoGP – Qualifying 2
  • 7.05am – 7.50am: Moto2 – Qualifying

When is the Japan MotoGP?

Race day is Sunday, October 21.

The start times for each MotoGP category are as follows:

  • 12.40am – 1.40am: Moto3 – Warm-up
  • 1.10am – 1.30am: Moto2 – Warm-up
  • 1.40am – 2am: MotoGP – Warm-up
  • 3am: MOTO3 – RACE
  • 4.20am: MOTO2 – RACE
  • 6am: MOTOGP – RACE
Marquez will secure his fifth MotoGP title in just six seasons if he takes the chequered flag
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What TV channel is MotoGP Japan on and can I live stream it?

YOU can catch the whole race weekend live on BT Sport 2.

Coverage of the practices starts at 12.45am on Friday and runs all the way through until 8.15am.

Saturday coverage is from 1am to 8.15am and Sunday coverage will also be from 1am to 8.15am.

To stream the action, you can use the BT Sport App on your mobile, tablet or laptop.

You can watch every session from Motegi LIVE and OnDemand with a MotoGP VideoPass.