No BT Sport commentary deal for Toby Moody

Published: 16 January 2014

Popular MotoGP commentator Toby Moody has confirmed he will not be part of the new BT Sport coverage in 2014.

Moody has been a regular behind the microphone in MotoGP with British Eurosport since 1996.

But as constant rumours surrounding the identity of the commentary team for BT Sport’s 2014 world championship coverage continue, Moody took to his personal Twitter account (@TobyMoody) to announce he is not involved.

Moody said: “Hey Twitter followers; I wanted you to hear direct from me that I will not part of the UK commentary line-up for MotoGP in 2014. I've worked on MotoGP for 18 years, something I'm very proud of. I'll still be around so will see more great racing. I will return to a TV screen near you very soon; you guys will know first when I do. Thank you for all your support. Plenty of voice left!”

Moody’s commentary with Julian Ryder has been popular with British MotoGP fans. But British Eurosport and the BBC will no longer screen race action between Valentino Rossi, Marc Marquez and Cal Crutchlow after BT Sport secured an exclusive five-year deal with rights owners Dorna earlier this year.

Moody has been linked with a BT Sport role, as has Ryder and a host of names in the industry, including Suzi Perry, Keith Huewen, ex-BBC frontman Matt Roberts, Steve Parrish and Dorna world feed commentator Gavin Emmett.