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MotoGP to be screened in UK by BBC Sport

MotoGP to be screened in UK by BBC Sport

MotoGP to be screened in UK by BBC Sport

A new two-year deal will see coverage of the prestigious MotoGP World Championship screened on BBC television in the United Kingdom, with live coverage of the British round in Donington, and the final round in Valencia, Spain. BBC Sport's bikes presenter, Suzi Perry will present coverage of the championship, beginning on April 6 in Suzuka, Japan. The BBC's expert duo of Steve Parrish and Charlie Cox will provide commentary for the live rounds at Donington and Valencia.

Same-day coverage of the 16 round championship will be broadcast on BBC TWO. Philip Bernie, executive editor of Grandstand said: `We are delighted to have acquired the rights to what promises to be a thrilling season, with the likes of Valentino Rossi competing. Viewers will have an opportunity to continue following the progress of Troy Bayliss and Colin Edwards, who have moved up from World Superbikes this year. This deal confirms our commitment to Motorsport and makes BBC television the place to watch bikes on the box.´

$$$ Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO, Dorna Sports added: `The UK has always been a key country for the development of MotoGP, so we at Dorna are very happy to have signed this agreement with the BBC, because now we feel that the popularity of our sport will receive an important boost thanks to the new coverage offered by the BBC. The dedication they have to two-wheeled motorsport is impressive and from now onwards it is our interest to show how spectacular MotoGP is and to help our riders become well-known by the British fans. The exposure on the BBC will certainly help. Hopefully this new step can also be very positive in the search for a British star rider in MotoGP for the future.´

MotoGP, 2003

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