BT Sport renews MotoGP rights
February 1, 2021
By Nik Roseveare
BT Sport has extended its contract with MotoGP and will continue as the home of the motorcycle racing brand in the UK and Ireland.
British and Irish MotoGP fans can continue to watch action of every Grand Prix on BT Sport, as riders including Marc Marquez, Valentino Rossi, Fabio Quartararo, and newly-crowned World Champion Joan Mir compete on the world’s top racetracks. From Malaysia to Silverstone, BT Sport’s race coverage includes every practice, qualifying session,and race from MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3 and MotoE – with innovations such as a 360 camera bike views available on the BT Sport App.
The latest agreement with MotoGP will see BT Sport’s coverage – currentl in its seventh year – reach the ten-year mark.
Manel Arroyo, managing director at Dorna Sports, commented: “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. 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 three seasons working together.”
Simon Green, managing director BT Sport, added: “We are extremely proud to continue as the home of MotoGP in the UK and Ireland. 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.”