BT Sport has secured a new three-year deal to continue as the exclusive live broadcaster of MotoGP in the UK until the end of the 2021 season.
Two-wheel fans will continue to enjoy every minute of the action across race weekends with BT Sport broadcasting all 19 Grands Prix from around the world.
Every practice, qualifying session and race for MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 will be presented live from the circuit, making sure fans get the best of the sport over an incredible 20 hours of exclusively live coverage across each race weekend.
As part of the extension to their existing deal, BT Sport will also show and profile some of the up and coming young talent from the first British Talent Cup (BTC), part of the ‘Road to MotoGP’ program, which begins in 2018 and is designed as a stepping-stone for young riders to get onto the world stage.
BT Sport’s current five-year deal for exclusive live coverage of the series, which saw it take over the rights from the BBC and Eurosport in 2013, was due to expire at the end of the 2018 season.
Andy Haworth, Managing Director, BT Consumer, TV & Sport Content Strategy, said:
“We are absolutely thrilled to continue as the home of MotoGP in the UK and Ireland. Over the past four seasons we have given MotoGP fans the very best race coverage ever seen on TV in the UK.
“We have a fantastic team working on MotoGP with Suzi Perry, Craig Doyle, Colin Edwards, Neil Hodgson, James Toseland, Keith Huewen, Gavin Emmett and a big welcome to Michael Laverty who will be joining the BT Sport team.
“The team will bring every single minute of the action from this fantastic sport to our viewers for another three more years.”
Manel Arroyo, Managing Director at Dorna Sports, added:
“We are delighted to have extended our agreement with BT Sport for another three years.
“During our current agreement with BT Sport, MotoGP fans in the UK and Ireland have been treated to live coverage of all sessions of all Grands Prix on the BT Sport channels, with a fantastic team of presenters onsite to bring all the behind the scenes news and action from the paddock.
“We look forward to BT Sport continuing to provide fans in the UK and Ireland with such high quality coverage of the Championship during the 2019 – 2021 seasons, as well as their promotion of the MotoGP World Championship to a wider audience.
“We also look forward to cooperating with BT Sport around the newly launched British Talent Cup, which will debut in 2018.
“This is an example of BT Sport and Dorna working together to support and develop young riders in the first step on their journey towards the MotoGP World Championship.”
The 2018 MotoGP season gets underway in Qatar on 16-18 March with every on-track session exclusively live on BT Sport, while Channel 5 will continue to broadcast free-to-air highlights following each race weekend throughout the campaign.