BBC Sport becomes home of motorsport in the UK- 11 Jul 2008 09:29:00
The BBC has extended its deal with Dorna Sports SL, the commercial rights holder of MotoGP for five years until 2013. With the acquisition earlier this year of the Formula One broadcasting rights, taking over from ITV next year, the BBC’s extension of its MotoGP contract means it will own the live coverage rights of these two major motorsports.
The deal gives BBC Sport the exclusive rights to show all races – 125cc, 250cc and MotoGP, plus qualifying sessions. Of these, only MotoGP races will be shown live on the BBC's main free-to-air channels, the rest will be shown on their interactive service and online.