It's a bit different for me but I feel your pain my brothers. I too have a hard time finding good coverage at a fair price here in California. I think it would cost me $600 a year to get Speed TV or one of the other motorsport networks. They say I get hundreds of other channels too for that price but I don't want to watch 16 min. of ads per hour per channel. Why would I pay to have people try and sell me things?
The best option for me is motogp.com. Benny's right, it's a good value with little or no advertising. Click on an ad or peruse merchandise if you want - it's optional. My internet speed isn't great but it works really well most of the time.
You get all the sessions live or you can watch them on demand. Another feature with the season pass is the video library which contains every GP from 1992 on. All classes. I got to see Rainey race just once - at Laguna in '87, so I had some catching up to do.
Ahh yes. '87..... i must tell a short story.
It was a time when I was rarely seen without a girl under each arm, and a Coors in each hand. My only bike was a KX 250, and this was my first time at Laguna Seca. The Paddock was wide open. Just tents, motorhomes and racebikes. It was a Saturday, and something very special indeed was about to get underway. If I had only known, I could have better prepared myself. Maybe put down the beer, dropped the bimbos, prayed. Too busy doing other things to notice the killer, just moments away from forcing me to consider the strength, and depth of courage inside a man.... I was shown something I couldn't have imagined. I was shown the bone-crushing force of a GP 500 machine.
They called it an exhibition. Some called it Europe vs AMA. I just got as close to the track as I could which was about twenty feet away on the inside of turn 11. The flag dropped, or the lights went out, I missed that part. A minute later, Lawson, Mamola, Baldwin, and Spencer came roaring around 10 - the right hander, then hard on the brakes, and out of 11 with front wheels high in the air. It was like standing next to a Saturn V rocket at launch. But what was equally magnificent was Rainey, wringing that 750's neck, hot on their heels. The gap grew steadily, away went the GP boys but Rainey was trying so hard at chasing them, he absolutely destroyed the rest of the AMA field.
That's what I remember about Wayne. That's what I remember about the 500. The fire inside. God bless, my friend.
If you're not sure about this pass, wait till the half season pass comes out. 9 races for about half the money and you should get a discount for 2014.
This discussion reminds me of the lyrics of a song from a band that was big here back in the 80's:
"The grabbing hands, grab all they can. Everything counts in large amounts."