MotoGP: BT Sport sign TV contract until 2024
BT Sport have extended their deal to televise MotoGP races until at least 2024.
BT Sport will continue to provide British fans with the latest MotoGP coverage when it comes to all Free Practice sessions, qualifying, races plus MotoE race coverage provided by Dorna Sports. Previously MotoGP has been broadcast in the UK on Eurosport and the BBC but with the arrival of BT in 2014, it allowed MotoGP to grow exponentially in the UK given the coverage which is on offer.
Currently, there are some commentary changes with Keith Huewen’s announcement at the end of 2020 that he was not going to continue to be the commentator and wanted to focus on his family instead. Suzi Perry, Neil Hodgson, Gavin Emmett and Michael Laverty all remain on the team with new commentators expected to be announced soon.
BT Managing Director Simon Green said: “We are extremely proud to continue as the home of MotoGP in the UK and Ireland.
“BT Sport has the best presentation team delivering the most comprehensive MotoGP coverage that UK fans have ever enjoyed, with every single practice, qualifying and race broadcast in full.
“I would also like to congratulate Dorna on safely and successfully completing the 2020 season, one of the most exciting we have seen, and thank them for collaborating with us to bring some great new programming to our audiences during last year’s lockdown.”
Dorna Sports Managing Director Manel Arroyo also commented saying: “BT Sport are one of our most important partners and we are delighted to see MotoGP remain with them until at least 2024, securing top quality coverage for the sport in one of our most important markets.
“Fans in the UK and Ireland couldn’t ask for more. After a thrilling but challenging 2020 season, we are proud to see this partnership confirmed to continue and mark a decade of collaboration.
“We would also like to thank BT Sport for their support in 2020 and look forward to at least another three seasons working together.”