Eurosport MotoGP coverage axed for 2009

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British fans will no longer be able to watch the MotoGP world championship on Eurosport after the end of the 2008 campaign.

After many years of successful collaboration, MotoGP rights-holders Dorna Sports announced today in Assen that coverage of the MotoGP World Championships will no longer be available on Eurosport from the 2009 season.

The decision is part of Dorna’s new strategy of working with national network broadcasters around Europe, always focusing first and foremost on free-to-air coverage to bring MotoGP to wider audiences.

This means that in the UK, the BBC will enjoy exclusive coverage of MotoGP next year.

The decision is a blow to Eurosport’s thousands of fans, with the network the only one to show all 125 and 250GP races live.

Commentary duo Toby Moody and Julian Ryder have also developed a huge fan base.

Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt