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BT retains exclusive UK Moto GP rights

BT Sport is to continue broadcasting MotoGP in the UK on an exclusive basis until 2021.

According to BT, all 19 Grand Prix events per season will continue to be shown on their channels, following a new deal that has been signed, which covers the 2019-22 seasons. Coverage will include every practice, qualifying session and race for MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3.

BT Sport will also show and profile 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, commented:
“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.