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When is it and what time does it start?

The eighth round of the 2022 season sees MotoGP head to Italy for the first of two races in the country this year, with the series returning in September to Misano.

It also marks the first race at Mugello to be held with a full attendance allowed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reigning world champion Fabio Quartararo comes into the Mugello weekend leading the standings by four points from Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro, after struggling to overtake the Spaniard in fourth in the French GP two weeks ago.

Espargaro comes into Mugello with his future secured after Aprilia announced it had signed him to a new two-year deal, with Maverick Vinales also continuing as his team-mate through to the end of 2024.

Enea Bastianini will be hoping to add to Ducati’s victory success at Mugello having stormed to victory last time out at Le Mans on his 2021-spec Gresini-run Ducati, with Bastianini just eight points off top spot.

Nine Ducatis will be present on the grid for the Italian GP as test rider Michele Pirro makes a scheduled wildcard appearance on a GP22 decked out in the marque’s World Superbike livery, while Pramac Racing will field a striking new colour scheme from this weekend.

Here are the full session times for the 2022 Italian GP.

Luca Marini, VR46 Racing Team

Photo by: Marc Fleury

When is the 2022 MotoGP Italian Grand Prix?

The 2022 MotoGP Italian Grand Prix takes place from 27-29 May and is the eighth of 20 rounds on the calendar, after the Finnish Grand Prix scheduled for July was cancelled earlier this week.

What time is practice and qualifying for the 2022 MotoGP Italian Grand Prix?

Friday:

FP1 – 9:55-10:40 CET (8:55-9:40 BST)
FP2 – 14:10-14:55 CET (13:10-13:55 BST)

Saturday:

FP3 – 9:55-10:40 CET (8:55-9:40 BST)
FP4 – 13:30-14:00 CET (12:30-13:00 BST)

Qualifying 1 – 14:10-14:25 (13:10-13:25 BST)
Qualifying 2 – 14:35-14:50 (13:35-13:50 BST)

What time does the 2022 MotoGP Italian Grand Prix start?

Sunday’s 23-lap Spanish Grand Prix takes place at 14:00 local time (13:00 BST), the traditional starting time for European races when they don’t clash with Formula 1 rounds on the continent.

The Moto3 race will be the first on the bill on Sunday at 11:00 local time (10:00 BST), with Moto2 following 12:20 local time (11:20 BST).

Franco Morbidelli, Yamaha Factory Racing, Andrea Dovizioso, RNF MotoGP Racing

Franco Morbidelli, Yamaha Factory Racing, Andrea Dovizioso, RNF MotoGP Racing

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

How can I watch the 2022 MotoGP Italian Grand Prix?

Viewers in the UK can watch live coverage of the 2022 Italian Grand Prix on BT Sport 2.

Friday:

BT Sport – Sky Channel 414, Virgin Media Channel 528: Practice 1 & 2 – 08:00-15:00 BST

Saturday:

BT Sport – Sky Channel 414, Virgin Media Channel 528: Practice 3 – 08:00-11:00 BST
BT Sport – Sky Channel 414, Virgin Media Channel 528: Qualifying – 11:00-15:00 BST

Sunday:

BT Sport – Sky Channel 414, Virgin Media Channel 528: Warm-up and races – 08:00-15:00 BST

All MotoGP sessions can be watched live via Dorna Sports’ video pass subscription service.

Can you watch MotoGP in 2022 for free?

Highlights on free-to-air television will be shown on ITV4 in the UK at 20:00 BST on Monday.

Autosport also revealed that two races – the German and British GPs – will be shown live and free on ITV in 2022.

Comprehensive coverage of the 2022 MotoGP Italian Grand Prix can also be found on Autosport.com.

Who has the most MotoGP Italian Grand Prix wins?

Valentino Rossi – 7 (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
Jorge Lorenzo – 6 (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018)
Giacomo Agostini – 6 (1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1972, 19750)


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