MotoGP: BT Sport to continue as exclusive broadcaster until at least 2024
BT Sport will continue as the exclusive live broadcaster MotoGP in the UK and Ireland until at least the end of 2024.
Dorna has confirmed that the broadcaster has signed a new three-year contract extension until 2024. This new deal means that BT Sport's MotoGP coverage will reach the 10-year mark, having taken over from Eurosport in 2014.
Related articles from MCN
"We are extremely proud to continue as the home of MotoGP in the UK and Ireland," Simon Green, Managing Director at BT Sport, said. "BT Sport has the best presentation team delivering the most comprehensive MotoGP coverage that UK fans have ever enjoyed, with every single practice, qualifying and race broadcast in full.
"I would also like to congratulate Dorna on safely and successfully completing the 2020 season, one of the most exciting we have seen, and thank them for collaborating with us to bring some great new programming to our audiences during last year’s lockdown."
BT Sport broadcasts each and every round of the MotoGP calendar exclusively live, covering every practice and qualifying session, as well as every race across MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3 and MotoE. The coverage also continues after the racing action comes to an end, thanks to 'The Chequered Flag' after show.
Since taking over as the UK and Ireland's sole live broadcaster of MotoGP, BT Sport has provided fans with the most in-depth coverage that the series has previously seen - including detailed interviews and analysis.
Suzy Perry leads the coverage alongside 2003 World Superbike champion Neil Hodgson and Gavin Emmett. Michael Laverty is on-hand with the technical insights, whilst former GP stars Colin Edwards and James Toseland have both been involved in the past.
Keith Huewen and Julian Ryder led the BT Sport commentary team until 2017 when Ryder retired and then replaced by Hodgson. Huewen announced that he'd be leaving his position at the end of 2020 and no replacement has been announced as of yet.
"BT Sport are one of our most important partners and we are delighted to see MotoGP remain with them until at least 2024, securing top quality coverage for the sport in one of our most important markets,” Manel Arroyo, Managing Director at Dorna Sports, added.
“Fans in the UK and Ireland couldn’t ask for more. After a thrilling but challenging 2020 season, we are proud to see this partnership confirmed to continue and mark a decade of collaboration. We would also like to thank BT Sport for their support in 2020 and look forward to at least another four seasons working together.”