Valentino Rossi-Jorge Lorenzo
Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo will fight for the Championship this yearGetty

Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo will be looking to go head-to-head as the Yamaha riders are the favourites to finish in the top two of the 2015 Australian Moto Grand Prix. The first and second free practice session will be at Phillip Island on 16 October, Friday.

Where to Watch Live

The first practice session of the Australian Grand Prix, which takes place at the Brno Circuit, starts at 12.55am BST, with BT Sport 2 and BT Sports 2 HD providing live coverage in the UK.

Live coverage of the second practice session starts at 6.05am BST. Real-time internet updates are available on MotoGP's official website.

Track Facts

  • Circuit Name: Phillip Island
  • First MotoGP Race: 1931
  • Circuit Length: 4.4km
  • Race Distance: 120.1km
  • No of Laps: 27
  • Most Wins: Valentino Rossi (6)
  • 2014 Winner: Valentino Rossi (Yamaha)
  • 2014 Pole: Marc Marquez (Honda)

Rider's championship Review

Rossi is still leading the rider's championship table, despite finishing second, behind Honda rider Dani Pedrosa in the 2015 Japanese Grand Prix. The Italian has 283 points and is 18 points ahead of his Yamaha teammate Jorge Lorenzo.

The Spaniard still has a chance to win the championship, but Rossi still remains the favourite to win it this year. Defending champion Marc Marquez is third with 198 points, trailing Rossi by 86 points.