ITV to show MotoGP in 2014

By Simon Patterson -

MotoGP

 11 March 2014 17:45

ITV have confirmed to MCN that, contrary to reports that BT Sport would be the exclusive right holders for MotoGP in the UK, they will also be showing a delayed highlights package on ITV Four during the week after a race.

The TV’s press office wouldn’t be drawn on any further details, simply saying that “a deal has in principal been agreed to allow ITV Four to show MotoGP highlights, subject to contract.”

The highlights package is likely to take a similar format to the MCE British Superbikes highlights already shown by the channel, where a one-hour highlights show is broadcast after every race weekend, as well as repeats on ITV 1 and access on the ITV Player.

With former MotoGP commentator Toby Moody signing yesterday to commentate alongside James Haydon on the channel’s BSB coverage, it would be natural for him to also step into the MotoGP role.

Update 13/03/14: Insider sources have informed MCN that ITV4's highlights will air at 8pm on the Monday night following a MotoGP weekend, something that appears to be confirmed by the Radio Times.