BBC Sport boss delighted with improved MotoGP coverage

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BBC Sport Editorial boss Philip Bernie has spoken of his delight at the record levels of coverage the BBC will give to MotoGP in 2009.

Despite fears that the Beeb’s new deal to screen the Formula One world championship would have an impact on its MotoGP output, its commitment to MotoGP is stronger than ever.

All MotoGP races will be covered live on the BBC while fans will be able to watch the 125 and 250 class on the Red Button via its popular interactive service. All three Saturday afternoon qualifying sessions will also be available on BBCi too.

There is also a return for the popular MotoGP Extra programme, broadcast on BBCi immediately following the majority of European rounds, which brings the immediate reaction from the experts and the riders themselves. Bernie said: ‘"We are delighted to be offering more than ever of the world's leading motorcycle series. 

"Our coverage of MotoGP, the 250s and 125s means that BBC viewers will be able to get the most comprehensive view of this spectacular sport. Combined with our new F1 contract, this means the BBC is now showcasing fully the best motor sport on both two wheels and four wheels."

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Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt