Marc Marquez

Championship leader Marc Marquez is the favourite to win the Australian Grand Prix as the Honda riders comes at the Philip Islands in search of a victory to win his first MotoGp championship in his debut season.

Where to Watch Live

The first practice session starts on Thursday at 11:45pm BST. Real-time internet updates are available on the MotoGP's official website. Live coverage of the second practice session starts on Friday at 4am BST. Catch the highlights of practice session on British Eurosport 2 at 12pm BST.

Track Facts

    • Circuit Name: Philip Island Grand Prix Circuit
    • First MotoGP Race: 1937
    • Circuit Length: 4.448 km
    • Number of Laps: 27
    • Race Distance: 120.1 km
    • Most Wins: Casey Stoner (6)
    • 2012 Winner: Casey Stoner (Honda)
    • 2012 Pole: Casey Stoner (Honda)

Rider's Championship Review

Marquez is leading the championship leader board as the Spaniard sits at the top of the table with 298 points. The Honda rider leaders the defending champions and Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo by 43 points and is 54 points ahead of his teammate and compatriot Dani Pedrosa, who is in the third in the table.

Dani Pedrosa

Meanwhile, Britain star and Tec 3 rider Cal Crutchlow is fifth with 166 points while Yamaha's Valentino Rossi is fourth with 198 points.

Constructor's Championship Review

Marquez and Pedrosa's impressive run for Honda has seen them top the constructor's championship with 542 points. The Spanish duo lead Yamaha's Lorenzo and Rossi by 89 points and are second in the table. Tech 3 are third behind Honda and Yamaha with 255 points.