BT Sport renews MotoGP broadcasting rights for UK and Ireland

BT Sport has announced that it will continue to be ‘the home of MotoGP’ for the UK and Ireland, having renewed its contract for three more years. 

The broadcaster will provide coverage of a range of different races in a variety of locations from Malaysia to Silverstone, including all practice and qualifying sessions and all  MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3 and MotoE races, until 2024.

In addition, coverage will feature new innovations such as 360 degree camera bike viewing system, available to fans via the BT Sport App.

This year will mark the seventh season of MotoGP broadcast on BT Sport, and the agreement will see the long-standing cooperation between the two reach the ten year mark.

Managing Director at MotoGP’s commercial rights holder Dorna Sports, Manel Arroyo, remarked, “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.”

The 2021 season of the MotoGP will begin in Qatar on 28 March, and will visit a range of other countries including Germany, Italy, Malaysia, Australia and the UK.

Joan Mir is the defending champion, and the series will also feature other high-profile riders such as Marc Marquez, Valentino Rossi and Fabio Quartararo.

“We are extremely proud to continue as the home of MotoGP in the UK and Ireland,” said Simon Green, Managing Director of BT Sport.

“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.”