Marc Marquez
Marc Marquez is the favourite for the race in Australia (Getty)

After winning the World Championship in Motegi, Honda rider Marc Marquez is the favourite to win the 2014 Australian MotoGP Grand Prix at Phillip Island.

Where to Watch Live

The first practice session of the Australian Grand Prix starts at 12am 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 4am BST. Real-time internet updates are available on MotoGP's official website.

Track Facts

  • Circuit Name: Phillip Island
  • First MotoGP Race: 1931
  • Circuit Length: 4.48km
  • Number Of Laps: 27
  • Race Distance: 120.1km
  • Most Wins: Casey Stoner (6)
  • 2013 Winner: Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha)
  • 2013 Pole: Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha)

Rider's Championship Review

Marquez has managed to win the championship for the second year, with three races remaining in this season. The 21-year-old Spaniard sits on top of the table with 312 points and would be looking to add more points before the season ends in Valencia.

Yamaha's Valentino Rossi, his teammate Jorge Lorenzo and Honda rider Dani Pedrosa will fight for a second-place finish. The Italian rider sits second in the championship table, sharing the same number of points with Pedrosa. The duo are 82 points behind Marquez and lead Lorenzo by three points.