British Eurosport confirms 2009 MotoGP plans

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British Eurosport has confirmed that popular commentary duo Julian Ryder and Toby Moody will be reunited for 2009.

Dorna confirmed yesterday (Thursday) that coverage of the 2009 MotoGP world championship will continue on British Eurosport in a deal exclusively revealed by MCN a week ago.

The digital sports channel has signed a deal with the BBC and Dorna, after initially not securing Pan-European rights to the 2009 season.

The new arrangement will see a change in the level and presentation of British Eurosport’s coverage of the leading motorcycle championship.

Dave Kerr, Director of British Eurosport said: ‘It’s really the best news possible that we’ll have this fantastic series back on British Eurosport after all and we owe a massive thanks to all the fans who championed our coverage.

“Toby and Julian are back and I hope many of those fans will return to enjoy our presentation.

“MotoGP will remain a massive priority in our schedules and our viewers will still be able to see every minute of every race weekend on British Eurosport.”

Full details of Eurosport’s coverage plans are listed below:

British Eurosport will have full live coverage of all practice and qualifying sessions for 125cc, 250cc and MotoGP races and live coverage of all 125cc and 250cc races

Toby Moody and Julian Ryder will still commentate.

British Eurosport will broadcast the MotoGP races delayed by one hour from the start of the race.

Randy Mamola will sadly not be part of the presentation team, due to the reduced on-site presence for the majority of rounds

British Eurosport will have Video on Demand coverage of its MotoGP coverage for a seven day period following each GP, this content is available online via the Eurosport Player.
British Eurosport is available on Sky channel 410 and Virgin Media channel 521.

Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt