Eurosport will remain the exclusive home of MotoGP™ until 2021 in the Netherlands and Flanders, the Dutch speaking part of Belgium. Discovery / Eurosport extended their agreement with MotoGP™ commercial rights holder Dorna Sports for both the linear and digital rights until 2021.
In addition to MotoGP™ races, all Free Practice, Qualifying and Warm Up sessions can also be followed exclusively via the Eurosport platforms. The same applies to the other Grand Prix classes, Moto2™ and the Moto3™. On top of that there are seven (live) bonus feeds available for motorcycle enthusiasts on the Eurosport Player, including live bike tracking and live timing.
Alco De Jong, General Manager Discovery Benelux: "MotoGP has been one of our most important and most constant pillars in recent years. In my opinion MotoGP is in many ways an example for other (motor) sports: the regulations are well put together and that always creates exciting races. In addition, there are many different manufacturers and there is not one rider who really dominates. That makes it a very competitive sport and therefore great to watch. I am more than happy that we will remain the destination for the Dutch motor fan until 2021."
Manel Arroyo, Managing Director of Dorna Sports: "I’m very happy to see MotoGP stay with Eurosport in the Netherlands and Flanders thanks to the quality of their product and the firm commitment to the sport that they've shown during our longstanding partnership. An important and interesting market for us, the area is also home to one of our most treasured and iconic racetracks: the TT Circuit Assen. The enthusiasm and passion of the fans in the Netherlands and Flanders is well-rewarded with quality coverage from Eurosport and we are delighted to extend our contract until 2021, proving MotoGP will remain at the highest level."
Since obtaining the rights in 2015 Eurosport have reached 6.4 million* people with broadcasts around MotoGP™. The races in the premier class attracted the most attention, with at least 120,000 viewers per race on average every season. 2016 jumped out with an average of 150,000 viewers. The best viewed race was the culmination of the 2015 season in Valencia, where 265,000 viewers saw Jorge Lorenzo become champion. The absolute peak was during the Assen TT in 2016, when 281,000 viewers were ready for the restart of the race after it had been postponed by heavy rainfall.
In addition to MotoGP™, Moto2™ and Moto3™, other motorsport competitions such as the World Superbike Championship, the British Superbike Championship,the Endurance World Championship and MXGP can also be seen live on Eurosport.
*look at least 1 minute continuously (6+). All broadcasts including repeats of Moto3™, Moto2™ and MotoGP™ class on Eurosport 1.