MotoGP 2022: Everything you need to know ahead of the new season

The 2022 MotoGP season begins with a bang on BT Sport this weekend - and we reckon it could be another belter. Here’s what you need to know to stay up to date with all the action.

By George Mills Published: 4 March 2022 - 10.19am

The fastest sport on two wheels roars back into life this weekend as another season of MotoGP comes to BT Sport.

It all begins at Losail as the Qatar Grand Prix gets us under way for another breathless eight months of high-speed drama across the globe.

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As always, we’ll bring you our unmissable coverage of the action, including every practice session, qualifying - and the showpiece race itself.

Our unrivalled line-up of experts will return too, including Suzi Perry, Neil Hodgson, Gavin Emmett and Michael Laverty, giving you their exclusive insight on events as they happen as well as comprehensive race analysis and exhaustive post-event breakdowns.

And with coronavirus restrictions hopefully easing around the world, we’ll endeavour to return trackside at as many events as possible, keeping our ear to the ground to bring you the inside track on the latest gossip from the paddock.

There’s never been a better time for MotoGP fans to subscribe to BT Sport, giving you unfiltered access to the incredible enhanced player available on our award-winning app.

Our brilliant Raceday Experience allows viewers to use our interactive timeline to go back and re-watch all the key moments, overtakes and crashes.

And you can get even closer to the action with Rider 360 - hop on-board the top riders’ bikes for the ultimate immersive experience. Plus, you can enjoy the coverage along with your friends by choosing the Watch Together option.

For all this and so much more, download the app to your mobile or tablet. The enhanced player is also available to viewers on BTSport.com.

How to watch the 2022 Qatar GP

A new era in MotoGP begins this weekend as Fabio Quartararo begins the defence of his world championship crown against a crowded field of challengers - but for the first time in more than two decades, there will be no Valentino Rossi in the chasing pack.

The iconic Italian rider called time on the sport’s most iconic career at the end of last season, but with a talented crop of athletes coming through as the next generation, the future of MotoGP looks to be in safe hands.

Can Quartararo make a winning start to the season? Will Maverick Vinales look for a second successive win at Losail? Can Marc Marquez rediscover the winning formula after an injury-hit 2021?

Tune in this weekend to find out!

Race times

Friday 4 March: Free Practice 1 & 2

8.45am - Opening Day

Saturday 5 March: Free Practice 3 & Qualifying

8.15am - Free Practice 3

12pm - Qualifying

Sunday 6 March: Race Day

10am - Warm-ups

11.15am - Moto3 Race

1pm - Moto2 Race

2.30pm - MotoGP Race

4pm - Chequered Flag

How to live stream the 2022 Qatar GP on a phone or tablet

Anyone wanting to watch the race weekend can open the BT Sport app during the times listed above and follow the link at the top of the homepage.

The app is available to download for free on iOS and Android phones and tablets.

How to live stream the 2022 Qatar GP on a laptop

Head to BTSport.com at the times listed above to find a live stream link to the action taking place across the weekend.

On Sunday, watch Race Day via the revolutionary enhanced video player by following this link.

How to watch the 2022 Qatar GP on TV

*BT Sport customers can download the BT Sport app on PS4, Xbox, Apple TV, NOW TV and Samsung Smart TVs (2015 models onwards). 

What if I can't watch the 2022 Qatar GP live?

No problem! Our brilliant enhanced video player is available on both the BT Sport app on mobile and tablet and BTSport.com.

You won't miss miss a second of the action thanks to our interactive timeline, which lets you control your own viewing experience by allowing you to scroll back through the entire race day event - or skip to your preferred race using our 'Chapters' feature.

And most importantly, the entire race day will remain available to watch spoiler-free immediately after broadcast - as it will on our large screen device app. Bookmark this page and return at your leisure to tune in from the outset.

Make your device's home page spoiler-free!

You asked, we listened! The latest version of our award-winning app on mobile and tablets allows you to customise your home page to avoid seeing spoilers the morning after the big races.

To make the switch to a spoiler-free home page, open up the app and click 'More' in the bottom corner.

Under 'Settings', change the 'Landing page' option from 'Home' to 'Spoiler-free replays'.

You will then need to exit and close your app. Once you reload the app, your home page will default to the 'Spoiler-free' tab in the 'Sports' navigation menu.

Once you're done in spoiler-free mode, you can either revert your home page back to the default option - or simply navigate away from the spoiler-free tab and check out some of our other must-see content across the app.