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By motogp.com

MotoGP™ YouTube channel awarded Gold Play Button

Accolade for passing 1 million subscribers on YouTube awarded to MotoGP™

Tags MotoGP, 2016
Maria Ferreras, Director of YouTube Partnerships EMEA, presents Manel Arroyo, the Managing Director - TV and Media Area of Dorna Sports, with YouTube Gold Play Button

MotoGP™ has been awarded the Gold Play Button award by YouTube after surpassing 1 million subscribers on its YouTube channel – becoming the first motorsport to achieve the feat. A partner of YouTube since 2005, MotoGP™ celebrated this milestone with a social media poll for fans to choose a classic race to be shown free on the channel.

With more than 1.4 million “Likes” for the 800 million minutes of video, the content provided on the MotoGP™ YouTube channel has had more than 500 million views – ten times the amount of its closest motorsport rivals. Racing, overtakes, interviews, glimpses behind the scenes and an ever-broadening spectrum of videos have made MotoGP™ content a must-see; setting a standard within motorsport once again – including a wide range of pay-per-view videos, allowing fans unrivalled access to the world’s fastest motorcycle racing Championship.

Maria Ferreras, Director YouTube Partnerships EMEA: “Dorna Sports is a pioneering partner with YouTube Sports at a global level. Today I am delighted to congratulate MotoGP for this major achievement to be the first motorsport channel in the world that has obtained a Gold Play Button for reaching the million subscribers milestone. The Dorna and YouTube partnership has grown over the past years to serve the millions of global fans that enjoy MotoGP content on YouTube in different manners and formats including Pay Per View models. This is a remarkable partnership that keeps embracing innovation and bringing value to the outstanding MotoGP Global community. Way to go MotoGP!”

Manel Arroyo, Managing Director - TV and Media Area, Dorna Sports: “We are extremely proud to become the first motorsport channel to be awarded this Gold Play Button for having reached 1 million subscribers. With our long history as a partner of YouTube, to reach this milestone is fantastic news for both MotoGP™ and fans of the sport, as YouTube content continues to revolutionise fans’ viewing experiences and access to the sport.”