Bikes on the box: Weekend TV Guide 16-19 October

Author: Oli Rushby Posted: 15 Oct 2015

Rossi leads the MotoGP World standings

Worried about what to do as the nights draw in and the weather deteriorates? Fear not, a bumper weekend of bike racing is sure to keep you entertained. This weekend sees action from all three major championships, with MotoGP in Phillip Island, World Superbikes in Qatar and British Superbikes at Brands Hatch and fortunately, the time differences mean none of them clash! 

First up will be the Grand Prix action from Australia. If you're wanting to see this live you'll be getting up early we're afraid - but with Valentino Rossi leading Jorge Lorenzo by just 18 points with three races remaining it's bound to be worth it, especially as the pair admit their relationship is a little tense at the moment! However, we'd also recommend the super-early start to watch Moto3, as Danny Kent looks likely to become Britain's first world champion since Barry Sheene in 1977. Find out what he has to do to clinch the crown here

At Brands Hatch, Josh Brookes needs to beat Shane Byrne by just three points in Saturday's first British Superbike race to take the title. However, as we all know, it's never that clear cut in BSB and anything could happen! Four-time champ Shane Byrne is the only man who can stop the Aussie, but what does he have left up his sleeve? 

While the World Superbike Championship may have been decided two rounds ago, the fight is on to finish second to Jonathan Rea. In the red corner, is Ducati's Chaz Davies, who has been almost unstoppable in the second half of the season. The Welshman has only finished lower than second once in the last eight races and has taken four wins since Laguna Seca. In the green corner is the champion's team-mate, Tom Sykes, who only narrowly missed out on the title last year. Is he going to finish one place further down the pile in 2015? 

Here are all the TV times: 

Friday 16th October

Series

Session

Time

Channel

MotoGP Phillip Island

Free Practice 1

Moto3: 00:00 
MotoGP: 00:55
Moto2: 01:55 

BT Sport 2

MotoGP Phillip Island

Free Practice 2

Moto3: 04:10
MotoGP: 05:05
Moto2: 06:05 

BT Sport 2

British Superbikes Brands Hatch

Preview Show

19:00

British Eurosport 2

Saturday 17th October

Series

Session

Time

Channel

MotoGP Phillip Island

Free Practice 3

Moto3: 00:00
MotoGP: 00:55
Moto2: 01:55 

BT Sport 2

MotoGP Phillip Island

Moto3 Qualifying

03:35

BT Sport 2

MotoGP Phillip Island

MotoGP Free Practice 4

04:30

BT Sport 2

MotoGP Phillip Island

MotoGP Q1

05:10

BT Sport 2

MotoGP Phillip Island

MotoGP Q2

05:35

BT Sport 2

MotoGP Phillip Island

Moto2 Qualifying

06:05

BT Sport 2

British Superbikes Brands Hatch

Qualifying

12:15 

British Eurosport 2

British Superbikes Brands Hatch 

Race 1

15:45 

British Eurosport 2

World Superbikes Qatar

Superpole

17:45 

British Eurosport 2

Sunday 18th October

Series

Session

Time

Channel

MotoGP Phillip Island

Moto3 Race 

03:00

BT Sport 2

MotoGP Phillip Island

Moto2 Race

04:20

 BT Sport 2

MotoGP Phillip Island

MotoGP Race

06:00

BT Sport 2

British Superbikes Brands Hatch

British Superbike Race 1

12:30

British Eurosport 2

British Superbikes Brands Hatch

British Superbike Race 2

16:00

British Eurosport 2

World Superbikes Qatar

Race 1

17:00

British Eurosport 2

World Superbikes Qatar

Race 2

20:00

British Eurosport 2

Highlights packages

Date & Time

Series

Session

Channel

Monday 19th October 
20:00

MotoGP - Phillip Island

Highlights

ITV4

Wednesday 21st October
20:00

British Superbikes - Brands Hatch

Highlights

ITV4

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