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Eurosport extends WorldSBK rights

Eurosport and Dorna WorldSBK Organisation have confirmed the early extension of their long-term rights agreement for the 2017, 2018 and 2019 seasons. The announcement comes as Eurosport prepares to fuel the passion of motorsports fans throughout the 2016 WorldSBK season, starting February 26th.

The renewal will see the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, including its support classes, broadcast live across Europe on Eurosport. With exclusivity continuing in the UK from the current deal, a Eurosport production team will be present at all rounds of the championship to customise the British coverage with additional features, live rider interviews and real-time reaction.

Peter Hutton, Chief Executive Officer, Eurosport, said: “Dorna WorldSBK has been a great partner of Eurosport’s for almost 20 years and we are pleased to continue the relationship until 2019. Eurosport viewers are already excited to seeing how reigning champion Jonathan Rea defends his number 1 plate when the 2016 season lines-up later this month and can they look forward to the story continuing on Eurosport for three more seasons.

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