BT has signed a new three-year extension to its MotoGP rights deal, securing its status as the sport’s exclusive live broadcaster until the end of the 2021 season.
Fans are being promised “every minute of the action,” with BT Sport broadcasting “every practice, qualifying session and race” for MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3, with 20 hours of live across each race weekend.
The broadcaster will also show some of the up and coming young talent from the first British Talent Cup (BTC), which begins in 2018 and is designed as a stepping-stone for young riders to get onto the world stage.
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.”